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Malcolm (1986)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  5 November 1986 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Malcolm Hughes
Lindy Davies ...
Judith
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Willy
John Hargreaves ...
Frank Baker
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...
Tramways supervisor
Beverley Phillips ...
Mrs. T
Judith Stratford ...
Jenny
Heather Mitchell ...
Barmaid
Tony Mahood ...
Tram Conductor
David Letch ...
Restaurant Hoon #2
Mike Bishop ...
Armed Guard
David Johnston ...
TV Announcer
Katerina Tassopoulos ...
Jenny's Mother
Ian McFadyen ...
Model Shop Salesman
Ian Shrives ...
Split Car Cop #1
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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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$544,472 (USA)
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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 »

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[first lines]
Tramways supervisor: You'd better get them separated.
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The character of 'Malcolm' was inspired by JOHN TASSOPOULOS. All other characters and events depicted in this motion picture are entirely fictional... See more »

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A Classic Aussie Film
7 November 2000 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

If you're not Australian you may find this movie a little strange, but extremely funny. It is great Australian humour set on a socially inept man, Malcolm (Colin Friels), and his love of trams. To make some extra cash Malcolm has some live in tenants who to say the least are very different to him.

As a Melburnian it was a pleasure to watch the trams, an icon of the city throughout this movie, and the familiar city scapes. This however was not the reason "Malcolm" was so good.

The acting in this film is spot on and the script and writing is wonderfully imaginative and original. If you like Australian comedy's rent it. If you've never seen an Australian comedy give it a go, if for nothing else but the superb soundtrack.


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