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Malone (1987)

 -  Action | Drama | Thriller  -  1 May 1987 (USA)
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Ex-CIA hit-man running from his past (Malone) finds just how difficult it is to retire when he runs accross a small town controlled by mercenaries and a family that's resisting their ... See full summary »

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Malone
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Delaney
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Hawkins
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Jo Barlow
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Paul Barlow
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Jamie
Philip Anglim ...
Harvey
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Calvin Bollard
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Dan Bollard
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Madrid
Brooks Gardner ...
Patterson
Mike Kirton ...
Frank
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Malone's Target
Janne Mortil ...
Helen
Campbell Lane ...
Tom Riggs
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Ex-CIA hit-man running from his past (Malone) finds just how difficult it is to retire when he runs accross a small town controlled by mercenaries and a family that's resisting their control. Written by K. Rose <rcs@texas.net>

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The woman held the key to his past. The man wanted to buy his future. Now both were trying to kill him. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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1 May 1987 (USA)  »

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Detective Malone  »

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$3,060,858 (USA)
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In the closing credits, we see Malone holding his CIA identification card as it slowly burns . The signature on the card reads "Alfred E . Newman", who is Mad Magazine's goofy mascot. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jamie: I think it's time for you to get some help.
Richard Malone: Why?
Jamie: Because you can't do your job anymore.
Richard Malone: Because I let that man live?
Jamie: That man is the worst bastard that...
Richard Malone: [interupting] I don't care! I've had enough! I want out.
Jamie: What am I supposed to tell our superiors at the company?
Richard Malone: Tell them good bye.
Jamie: You know too much. One of the first things you tought me is that nobody just walks away from the CIA.
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A fun bad movies
17 April 2006 | by (Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

There are some films that miss whatever target they are aiming for yet somehow are just great fun to watch. Malone, a fairly obvious updating of Shane, reaches deeply in to the duffers bag of clichés to pull out; the burnt out assassin, the beautiful former colleague, cute teenage girl and her brave but crippled father and, of course, a nutter who along with his evil henchmen are bent on taking over the government. Starting with the most inept of the baddie's henchmen Malone is gradually drawn in to the fight until he achieves his final pyrrhic victory and moves on. Burt Reynolds is actually not a bad actor when he's not trying to be 'a good old boy' all the time. Cliff Roberstson goes jarringly over the top. Laurren Hutton is beautiful, brave and loyal. Cynthia Gib is cute as apple pie in a see-through nightie and the much miss-used Scott Wilson does exactly what he needs to do. So why is this not a good movie? Dunno. There is nothing obviously wrong with the film. It doesn't look cheap, everyone hits their marks and speaks the lines. The end is a bit over the top and perhaps people were reluctant to let Burt Reynolds be serious. Never mind, I've added it to my list of films to be watch every time they turn up in the schedule and I guess I'll just continue to enjoy it for what it is, a good bad movie.


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