On August 8, 1963, the Royal mail train, on its night time run from London to Glasgow, was robbed by 15 men who got away with £2.6 million. Buster tells the story of one of the junior robbers, Buster Edwards [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 Waters]. The Edwards are trying to make ends meet from day-to-day in their London flat, 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 fly's back to Britain and Buster, miserable, lonely and far from home, must make a difficult decision. Will he stay on the lam, or follow his heart and go back to his wife in England where he faces certain incarceration ?

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Buster (1988)

Adventure/Romance/Drama/Comedy/Crime · 11/23/1988

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On August 8, 1963, the Royal mail train, on its night time run from London to Glasgow, was robbed by 15 men who got away with £2.6 million. Buster tells the story of one of the junior robbers, Buster Edwards [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 Waters]. The Edwards are trying to make ends meet from day-to-day in their London flat, 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 fly's back to Britain and Buster, miserable, lonely and far from home, must make a difficult decision. Will he stay on the lam, or follow his heart and go back to his wife in England where he faces certain incarceration ?

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Cast
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Phil Collins

Buster Edwards
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Julie Walters

June Edwards
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Larry Lamb

Bruce Reynolds
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Stephanie Lawrence

Franny Reynolds
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Ellie Beaven

Nicky Edwards
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Michael Attwell

Harry
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Ralph Brown

Ronny Biggs
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Christopher Ellison

George
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Sheila Hancock

Mrs. Rothery
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Martin Jarvis

Inspector Jack Mitchell
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Clive Wood

Sergeant Chalmers
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Anthony Quayle

Sir James McDowell
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Michael Byrne

Poyser
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Harold Innocent

Justice Parry
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Rupert Vansittart

Fairclough
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John Benfield

Jimmy
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John Barrard

Walter
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Carole Collins

Linda
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Amy Shindler

Susan
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David Shindler

David
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Tony Collins

Taxi Driver
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Jonathan McKenna

Gang Member
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Vincenzo Nicoli

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Timothy Davies

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Roger McKern

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David Arlen

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Frank Ellis

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Bill Rourke

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Ian Lowe

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Christopher Gray

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Alan Cowan

Fireman
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James Donnelly

Rent Man
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Stewart Harwood

Chip Shop Owner
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Graham Lines

Vicar
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Pauline Little

Sally
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Jean Ainslie

Post Office Lady
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John Patrick

Seaman
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Jessica Green

Mandy
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Evangelina Sosa

Maria
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Francisco Morales

Mexican Doctor
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Martin LaSalle

Mexican Waiter
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Rodolfo De Alexandre

Market Stallholder
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Sergio Calderón

Fruit Seller (as Sergio Calderon)
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Yolanda Vazquez

Hospital Receptionist
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Álvaro Carcaño

Boat Captain (as Alvara Carcano)
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Terence Dackombe

Gang Member (uncredited)
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Steve McFadden

Gang Member (uncredited)
Crew
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David Green

Director
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Buster

(DVD)

12/2/2003

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