Buster

  • 15
  • David Green (1988)
  • UK
  • 92 min
Buster
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Although he's best known as a musician, Phil Collins actually began his showbusiness career as a child actor. Here, he takes on his first lead movie role, playing Buster Edwards, one of the gang involved in the Great Train Robbery. Julie Walters plays his wife and they make the most of their roles as lovably cheeky cockney sparrers chirruping away in Acapulco after fleeing London. EastEnders-style clichés fall as thick and fast as the pair's "aitches", and, while Collins does his best, it's Walters who steals the limelight as a woman missing the comforts of home. Too squeaky clean to be believable, this is an entertaining but fairy-tale view of law-breaking.

Plot Summary

Biographical crime drama, based on the life of Great Train Robber Buster Edwards, starring Phil Collins and Julie Walters. A small-time crook gets the chance to move into the big time when he becomes part of a gang planning to rob the Royal Mail train of more than £2 million - a crime that will go down in history as The Great Train Robbery.

Cast and crew

Cast

Buster Edwards
Phil Collins
June Edwards
Julie Walters
Bruce Reynolds
Larry Lamb
Franny Reynolds
Stephanie Lawrence
Nicky Edwards
Ellen Beaven
Harry
Michael Attwell
Ronnie
Ralph Brown (2)
George
Christopher Ellison
Mrs Rothery
Sheila Hancock
Inspector Jack Mitchell
Martin Jarvis
Sergeant Chalmers
Clive Wood
Sir James McDowell
Anthony Quayle
Poyser
Michael Byrne
Justice Parry
Harold Innocent
Fairclough
Rupert Vansittart
Jimmy
John Benfield
Walter
John Barrard
Linda
Carole Collins
Susan
Amy Shindler

Crew

Director
David Green

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Vestron Pictures
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing, sex scenes and nudity.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama

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