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Buster

A tedious English feature based on the real-life big train robbery of 1963 that made off with over two and half million pounds, directed by David Green from a script by Colin Shindler. Rather than work this material into a thriller, the filmmakers choose to focus on the domestic problems of one of the robbers (rock star Phil Collins) and his wife (Julie Walters), including their protracted, unhappy stay in Acapulco. The cinematography has the ugly, overlit look of British TV commercials, and the corny pop score is even more alienating; a few approximate stabs are made at social commentary, but to little avail. With Larry Lamb, Martin Jarvis, Sheila Hancock, and Anthony Quayle.

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