Buster

Buster

Director: David Green

Cast: David Green, Phil Collins, Julie Walters, Larry Lamb

     
 

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On August 8, 1963, the Royal Mail train, on its nighttime run from London to Glasgow, was robbed by 15 men who got away with 2.6 million pounds (today the equivalent of $35 million). Buster tells the story of one of the junior robbers, Buster Edwards (played by pop singer Phil Collins), in a crime that came to be known as the Great Train Robbery. The filmSee more details below

Overview

On August 8, 1963, the Royal Mail train, on its nighttime run from London to Glasgow, was robbed by 15 men who got away with 2.6 million pounds (today the equivalent of $35 million). Buster tells the story of one of the junior robbers, Buster Edwards (played by pop singer Phil Collins), in a crime that came to be known as the Great Train Robbery. The film details the planning of the famous heist, but its main concern is Buster's relationship with his family and his devotion to his wife June (Julie Walters). The Edwards are like a British Kramden family, trying to make ends meet from day-to-day in their rental apartment, but instead of a bus driver, Buster is a two-bit thief who has the fine luck of hardly ever getting caught. After the Royal mail train robbery, the heat intensifies, since the Conservative Government, already smarting from the Profumo scandal, latches onto the train robbery as a means to deflect attention from the scandal by bringing the train robbers quickly to justice. Buster and June go into hiding and have a series of close calls before finally escaping to Mexico. Finally in paradise, the Edwards find their money quickly being eaten up and discover that they cannot adapt to the Mexico milieu. June, for her part, is homesick, and Buster, always ready to keep her happy, makes the grand gesture -- to return to England and turn himself in to the police.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/02/2003
UPC:
0027616899590
Original Release:
1988
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:34:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original theatrical trailer; English: Stereo Surround; English, French & Spanish language subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Phil Collins Buster Edwards
Julie Walters June Edwards
Larry Lamb Bruce Reynolds
Stephanie Lawrence Franny Reynolds
Ellen Beaven Nicky Edwards
Michael Attwell Harry
Ralph Brown Ronny Biggs
Christopher Ellison George
Sheila Hancock Mrs. Rothery
Martin Jarvis Inspector Jack Mitchell
Clive Wood Sgt. Chalmers
Anthony Quayle Sir James McDowell
Jean Ainslie Post Office Lady
Sergio Calderon Fruit Seller
Álvaro Carcaño Boat Captain
Carole Collins Linda
Alan Cowan Fireman
James Donnelly Rent Man
Frank Ellis Actor
Jessica Green Mandy
Stewart Harwood Chip Shop Owner
Martin Lasalle Mexican Waiter
Graham Lines Vicar
Pauline Little Sally
Ian Lowe Actor
Francisco Morales Mexican Doctor
John Patrick Seaman
Evangelina Sosa Maria
Vitelbo Vazquez Hospital Receptionist
Roger McKern Actor
Rodolfo de Alexandra Market Stallholder
Michael Byrne Poyser
Harold Innocent Justice Parry
Rupert Vansittart Fairclough
John Benfield Jimmy
John Barrard Walter
Amy Shindler Susan
David Shindler David
Tony Collins Taxi Driver
Timothy Davies Gang Member
Vincenzo Nicoli Actor

Technical Credits
David Green Director
Harry Armstrong Songwriter
Burt Bacharach Songwriter
Gilbert Bécaud Songwriter
Sonny Bono Songwriter
Gregory Carroll Songwriter
Clinton Cavers Art Director
Phil Collins Songwriter
John Daly Producer
Hal David Songwriter
Delanoe & Curtis Songwriter
Lamont Dozier Songwriter
Anne Dudley Score Composer
John Edwards Songwriter
John Edwards Songwriter
Mort Garson Songwriter
Derek Gibson Producer
Frank Giustra Executive Producer
Evangeline Harrison Costumes/Costume Designer
Norma Heyman Producer
Norma Hill-Patton Makeup
Robert Hilliard Songwriter
Simon Holland Production Designer
Tony Imi Cinematographer
Maurice Jarre Songwriter
Ferrie Lordan Songwriter
Mark McBridge Stunts
Debbie McWilliams Casting
Redmond Morris Associate Producer
Mitch Murray Songwriter
Doris Payne Songwriter
Carole Bayer Sager Songwriter
Crispian Sallis Set Decoration/Design
F.A. Shepherd Songwriter
Colin Shindler Screenwriter
David Shindler Screenwriter
Domus Shuman Songwriter
Peter Strauss Executive Producer
Peter E. Strauss Producer
Tip Tipping Stunts
Lesley Walker Editor
Ken Weston Sound/Sound Designer
T. Wine Songwriter

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/Breaking Point
2. Family Man
3. Perfect Schemers
4. The Game Plan
5. Dream Come True
6. Hide and Seek
7. Good Neighbors
8. Tending Their Garden
9. "The Good Life"
10. He Won't Give Up
11. Safe Harbor
12. Made in Mexico
13. Christmas Day
14. The Bitter End
15. The Champions
16. The Last/End Credits

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