David Green (1988)

15 Certificate
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Our Score
Although he's best known as a musician, Phil Collins actually began his showbusiness career as a child actor. He was given his first lead movie role here as 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.


Fact-based crime drama about the life of Buster Edwards, a member of the gang responsible for the Great Train Robbery. Going on the run after the notorious heist, he flees to Mexico with his family. However, his homesick wife struggles to adapt to her new life, leaving the outlaw with a difficult choice. Starring Phil Collins, Julie Walters, Sheila Hancock, Larry Lamb and Ralph Brown.

Cast & Crew

Buster Edwards Phil Collins
June Edwards Julie Walters
Mrs Rothery Sheila Hancock
Bruce Reynolds Larry Lamb
Ronny Biggs Ralph Brown
Inspector Jack Mitchell Martin Jarvis
Franny Reynolds Stephanie Lawrence
Nicky Edwards Ellie Beaven
Director David Green
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Vestron PicturesGuidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenes and nudity. Available on: video and DVD