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Ronald Christopher "Buster" Edwards is a small time crook who pulls a big time job. When he finds that the police will not let the case drop, he goes into hiding and can't contact his wife and child. He arranges to meet them in Mexico where he thinks they can begin again, but finds that he must choose between his family and freedom.Written by
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Phil Collins was a childhood actor who had attended the famous Barbara Speake Stage School and appeared on a stage version of Oliver as the Artful Dodger and a tiny part in A Hard Day's Night (1964). He switched to a music career because, as he said, he knew he was a better drummer than he was an actor. See more »
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[Buster, Bruce and Harry worries about the police has found their hide-out]
We're gonna get famous now. More popular than Christine Keeler AND the Beatles!
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Goin' Loco Down in Acapuclo
Performed by The Four Tops
Written by Lamont Dozier / Phil Collins
Courtesy of Hit & Run Music Ltd./Buster Films Ltd.
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Never in a million years would a film about a great train robber be so heartbreaking. I remember seeing Buster in the 80's as it was a film that was played a lot during my childhood but it had been some time since I saw it last when I came across the DVD free in the Sunday newspaper so I was quick to get it and re live some memories. Sadly the only thing I cold remember of the film is the music and I don't just mean the songs written and performed by Phil Collins, the actual score was fantastic and very suited to the movie and is definitely worth remembering. Another shock was how god an actor Phil Collins is. He plays Buster down to a tea and manages to hook you in with his sympathetic but inglorious performance.
Buster and his wife June are down on their luck with the life they lead. Buster refuses to go out and make an honest living, he only believes in making money the con artist way and this is where the plan comes together for what would be known later as The Great Train Robbery. Not long after the robbery, the police are on the hunt for all who took part and its not long before they have everyone in their grasp apart from Buster and his partner in crime Bruce. This makes them both flee to Acapulco with June later joining him.
The story isn't anything special, its more biographical and just follows what we know about the man himself and it's the starts of the movie Phil Collins and the great Julie Walters that keeps us watching what becomes of these people who we can really relate to.
The movie has heartbreaking moments with a Phil Collins catalogue to support it, I don't know how anybody can ever say a bad word about the movie because it is flawless but at the same it isn't a masterpiece either. its just a nice film which is very watch able and makes you feel good in the end.
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