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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, moves in to help pay the bills. ... See full summary »

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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, moves in to help pay the bills. Malcolm, with Franks 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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This is an absolute gem - a really original, clever and funny film. Colin Friels and John Hargreaves are brilliant, the gadgets are hilarious, and the music (from the Penguin Café Orchestra) beautifully surreal. This film has without question the most unusual bank raid sequence on film. Enjoy!


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