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Buster (1988)

This movie is based on the story of Buster Edwards, one of the thieves involved in "The Great Train Robbery" of 1963.

Director:

David Green

Writer:

Colin Shindler (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phil Collins ... Buster
Julie Walters ... June
Larry Lamb ... Bruce
Stephanie Lawrence Stephanie Lawrence ... Franny
Ellie Beaven Ellie Beaven ... Nicky
Michael Attwell ... Harry
Ralph Brown ... Ronny
Christopher Ellison ... George
Sheila Hancock ... Mrs. Rothery
Martin Jarvis ... Inspector Mitchell
Clive Wood ... Sergeant Chalmers
Anthony Quayle ... Sir James McDowell
Michael Byrne ... Poyser
Harold Innocent ... Justice Parry
Rupert Vansittart ... Fairclough
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Storyline

Buster 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 John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Grande Golpada See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$540,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This motion picture's opening title card reads: "London 1963". See more »

Goofs

In the opening scenes, when Buster walks off wearing a new suit he has just stolen, a Vespa P range motor scooter is visible. That model was introduced in 1977. See more »

Quotes

June Edwards: [when discussing buying a house worth £3,000] You could get a mortgage like other people!
Buster Edwards: Do what?
June Edwards: Borrow it from a bank.
Buster Edwards: Well, I *do* borrow from banks, that is my job.
June Edwards: I mean with their permission
Buster Edwards: I thought you needed a reference to do that,
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Crazy Credits

Buster Edwards never got the deal he hoped for. On the 9th December 1966 he was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for conspiring to rob Her Majesty's Royal Mail Train. See more »

Alternate Versions

The initial U.S. release of this film had its running time cut from 102 minutes to 94 minutes by its U.S. distributor, Hemdale Films. The subsequent video release by HBO Home Video was based on this edited version, however, a more recent release by MGM Home Video includes the complete film uncut. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Big Box: Don't Open the Door (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Any Old Iron
Composed by Charles Collins / E.A. Shepherd / Fred Terry
(c)1911 Herman Darewski Music Publishing Co.
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a stinker
4 December 2006 | by brianhiggySee all my reviews

the main body of this movie is Julie Walters moaning to leave Mexico and wanting to go home to England.

The rest seems to be about what a wonderful chap Buster (Phil Collins) was and glosses over the facts of the robbery (and assault).

That really is all there is to this piece of garbage.

The soundtrack is the only redeeming feature and then only if you were a Phil Collins fan.

This film is probably why his acting career didn't do much after this.

If you can get this free on the front of a newspaper then by all means watch it but otherwise avoid.


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