Buster (1988)





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The well-known rock musician, Phil Collins, stars as Buster Edwards, England's train robbing legend--the only one of 15 who evaded the law after the infamous Great Train Robbery of 1963. This feature garnered an Oscar for the song "Two Hearts (One Mind)" and includes the hit "Groovy Kind of Love" among other songs on the soundtrack.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Lovisa Inserra, Colin Shindler, David Shindler
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On DVD: Dec 2, 2003
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as June Edwards

as Bruce Reynolds

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as Sgt. Chalmers

as Sir James McDowell

as Poyser

as Post Office Lady

as Justice Parry

as Taxi Driver

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as Mexican Doctor

as Market Stallholder

as Mexican Waiter

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as Fruit Seller

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as Boat Captain

as Gang Member

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Critic Reviews for Buster

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Singer Phil Collins, who plays the lead in this British heist movie, was nominated for the Best Song Oscar.

Full Review… | August 22, 2012

Audience Reviews for Buster

its not my sort of movie, it felt like a very long movie and i found it dragged in the middle which made the movie even more boring!
its an okay drama but doesnt give enough for it to be an enjoyable movie!

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

The Phil Collins movie where he both supplies the soundtrack and fills the lead role. A cheesy but loveable British 80s classic about the Great Train Robbery, set in my home locality.

Ross Collins

Super Reviewer


Phil Collins as Buster Edwards, one of the Great Train Robbers, shows the whole thing before, during and after through Buster's eyes and his wife played by the talented Julie Walters.

Filled with various other known British actors to tell a pretty interesting story of true crime.

VERDICT: Worth a watch, a true story of a London villain

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

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