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Buster

  • Drama
  • 1988
  • David Green
  • 92 mins
  • 15

Summary

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.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

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 of 1963. Julie Walters plays his wife and they make the most of their roles as cheeky cockney sparrers chirruping away in Acapulco after fleeing London. 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.

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Credits

Cast

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Buster EdwardsPhil Collins
June EdwardsJulie Walters
Bruce ReynoldsLarry Lamb
Franny ReynoldsStephanie Lawrence
Nicky EdwardsEllen Beaven
HarryMichael Attwell
RonnieRalph Brown (2)
GeorgeChristopher Ellison
Mrs RotherySheila Hancock
Inspector Jack MitchellMartin Jarvis
Sergeant ChalmersClive Wood
Sir James McDowellAnthony Quayle
PoyserMichael Byrne
Justice ParryHarold Innocent
FaircloughRupert Vansittart
JimmyJohn Benfield
WalterJohn Barrard
LindaCarole Collins
SusanAmy Shindler

Crew

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DirectorDavid Green

Details

Theatrical distributor
Vestron Pictures
Guidance
Violence, swearing, sex scenes and nudity.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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