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Malcolm (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi | 5 November 1986 (USA)
Malcolm is a chronically shy mechanical genius who has just been fired for building his own tram. He gets Frank, who has just been released from jail, to move in to help pay the bills. ... See full summary »

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Lindy Davies ...
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Willy
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Beverley Phillips ...
Judith Stratford ...
Jenny
Heather Mitchell ...
Barmaid
Tony Mahood ...
Tram Conductor
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Restaurant Hoon #2
Mike Bishop ...
Armed Guard
David Johnston ...
Katerina Tassopoulos ...
Jenny's Mother
Ian McFadyen ...
Model Shop Salesman
Ian Shrives ...
Split Car Cop #1
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Storyline

Malcolm is a chronically shy mechanical genius who has just been fired for building his own tram. He gets Frank, who has just been released from jail, to move in to help pay the bills. Malcolm, with Frank's help, turns to a life of crime. Written by Dougal Scott <dwagon@aaii.oz.au>

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A comedy of hopes and schemes. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Sci-Fi

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5 November 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El laberinto de Malcolm  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,064, 20 July 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$544,472
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Trivia

The model tram that Malcolm "built" ran on a motorbike engine, the rest having being put together with spare parts by workers at Preston Workshops in Melbourne, Australia. After the film was completed, the tram was donated to the Tramway Museum Society of Victoria. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tramways supervisor: You'd better get them separated.
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Crazy Credits

The character of 'Malcolm' was inspired by JOHN TASSOPOULOS. All other characters and events depicted in this motion picture are entirely fictional... See more »

Connections

Referenced in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Evil Donald
(uncredited)
Written by Gumpy Phillips and John Phillips
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Brilliant
30 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

Last time I saw this film I was 8 or 9. Mum had to change the channel when the sex scenes came on. After watching it again there wasn't really any sex scenes.....booooo. I got it so my boyfriend (from Glasgow) could watch a great Aussie film, and we could look out for bits of Melbourne. He thought it was great. I have to say the second time round was even better and it was good to know they lived in Collingwood, although I am not sure if Napoleon Street exists.


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