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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Malcolm Hughes
Lindy Davies ...
Judith
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Willy
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Frank Baker
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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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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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Comedy | Crime | Sci-Fi

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5 November 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El laberinto de Malcolm  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,064 (USA) (20 July 1986)

Gross:

$544,472 (USA)
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Trivia

David Parker tells the story of the time when clearing out a production office, coming across a pile of scripts forwarded on from Hollywood agents following the success of "Malcolm". On the front page of one of the rejected scripts, Nadia Tass had written across the front page "We've already done this. Pass." The script was titled "Forrest Gump". 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 »

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

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Camooweal
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Written by David Kirkpatrick and Alex Cormack
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A brilliant off beat Australian comedy that is well worth tracking down.
1 June 2004 | by (Yorkshire, England) – See all my reviews

A brilliant low budget off beat Australian comedy that is well worth tracking down. Easy to watch and light hearted. It is rare that I go out of my way to recommend a film but this one is worth it. It contains one of the most amusing bank robberies portrayed in a film. The getaway sequence has to be seen to be believed. The soundtrack is provided by The Penguin Cafe Orchestra. Watch it if you can. A friend managed to catch it on TV many years ago and taped it and it is almost worn out. I have been trying to get a proper copy since then but have failed miserably. I have had to hide it to prevent anyone borrowing it again. One of these days it might be worth going to Australia just to track down a copy ( well, almost!)


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