Synopsis: Buster is a small time crook who pulls a big time job. When he finds that the police will not let the case drop, he goes into hiding and can't contact his wife and child. He arranges to meet them in Mexico where he thinks they can begin again, but finds that he must choose between his family and freedom.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): David Green
Production: Indiepix
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins.
91 min


This film contains

strong language.

# Keep on running

# Keep on hiding

# One fine day I'm gonna

be the one to make you understand

# Oh yeah, I'm gonna be your man...#


# Keep on running

# Running from my arms

# One fine day I'm gonna be

the one to make you understand

# Oh yeah, I'm gonna be your man

# Hey, hey, hey

# Everyone is talking about me

# It makes me feel so bad

# Hey, hey, hey!

# Everyone is laughing at me

# It makes me feel so sad

# Just keep on running

# Hey, hey, hey!

# All right... #


# Keep on running... #


# Running from my arms

# One fine day I'm gonna

be the one to make you understand

# Oh yeah, I'm gonna be your man

# Hey, hey, hey

# Everyone is talking about me

# It makes me feel so sad... #

..resurrection to eternal life

through our Lord Jesus Christ...

who shall change the body

of our low estate that it may be

like unto His glorious body...

according to the mighty working,

whereby He is able to subdue

all things to Himself. Amen.

Morning, Mr Mitchell.

What's he doing here?

Showing his respect. Shame

you couldn't have done the same.

I was at the tables...

Get lucky, did you?

Yeah. I bought a new suit.

I'd never have noticed(!)

Mr Mitchell, fancy seeing you here!

I sent the old lag down

more times than I can remember.

Only right and proper I show up.

And these occasions help me

keep in touch.

Give the public what they want,

they'll show up for it.

They'll come when you go, Biggsy.

To make sure you're dead.

How's June, Buster?

Baby coming along OK this time?

Fine, Mr Mitchell.

Can I offer you a ride, Mr Mitchell?

No thanks, Bruce.

I've got a police car.

Coming with us, Buster?

No, Harry. I kept the taxi.

I'm going home in style.

After a night at the tables,

you'll need a peace offering.

I can handle June.

Course you can, Buster.

That's one pound ten, mate.

Thirty bob? Just from Peckham?

You got a dodgy clock there, boy.

You better hang on.

I ain't moving, sunshine.


You won - thank God!

Not exactly.

You like the flowers, then?

What do you mean, not exactly?

Well, you know. I lost a few bob.

Lend us a quid to pay the taxi.

You mean you lost. The lot?


Well, sort of, yeah.

The rent man calls today.

How am I supposed to pay him?

Come on, Juney. We'll find a way.

We always do.

And where did you get that suit?

Tell you later.

The clock's still going.

(Buster, I can't go on like this.)

He'll go away in a minute.

(Nicky, come back here!)

Good day, madam.

Are your mummy and daddy there?

(Darlin', we're not in!)


They're behind the couch.

'If you don't believe me, look.

A lump the size of a walnut'

So why can't we, Buster?

Why can't we what?

Why can't we buy that house?

It was two hours ago

we had that conversation!

It was before "Rawhide" started.

Well, why, Buster?

Let me watch the telly, June.

You've always had enough money.

You've had it when I've had it.

That's not the point.

We're a family now.

We need a home of our own.

What with Nicky

and the new baby on the way.

Has Nicky ever gone without?

No, but the rent man has.

I don't want to hide

behind the couch every month.

You can pay rent.

Why can't you pay for a house?

How much is the house, June?


How much to rent this place?

3 a week.

That's why.

Now let me watch the cowboys!

You could get a mortgage.

Borrow it. From a bank.

I do borrow from banks.

That is my job.

I mean with their permission.

I can just see my reference.

From Harry Stenford,

labourer and heavy villain.

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