Buster and Billie (1974) R | Crime, Drama Trailer

Buster and Billie is a 1974 American neo noir crime film motion picture released by Columbia Pictures. The film was of the tragic romance/revenge film genres. It was directed by Daniel Petrie, whose credits include films such as Fort Apache, The Bronx (1981).

In the title roles were future Airwolf star Jan-Michael Vincent as Buster, and Joan Goodfellow as Billie. In supporting roles, Buster and Billie also featured Pamela Sue Martin of Dynasty fame as Buster’s girlfriend Margie, and Robert Englund, in his film debut, who later shot to fame in the Nightmare on Elm Street film series as Freddy Kreuger, in a small role as Buster’s friend, Whitey.

This film is also notable as one of the earliest American mainstream movies to have male frontal nudity. Much of the movie was filmed in the towns of Metter and Register, Georgia, as well as in surrounding rural areas. Townspeople were excited the movie was being filmed and were unaware of the movie’s risque plot or nudity.
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Screenplay by Ron Turbeville
Story by Ron Turbeville
Ron Bartron
Produced by Ron Silverman
Starring Jan-Michael Vincent
Pamela Sue Martin
Clifton James
Robert Englund
Joan Goodfellow
Cinematography Mario Tosi
Edited by Michael Kahn
Music by Al De Lory
Black Creek Billie
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
August 23, 1974
Running time 100 minutes
Country United States
Language English