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All Wally Mellish, an ex-convict in 1960s Australia, wants to do is live a quiet life with his girlfriend Beryl. Unfortunately when two police officers come around to disturb this, a ... See full summary »

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Wally Mellish
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Beryl Muddle
Ken Radley ...
Mr. Morgan
Graham Rouse ...
Fred
Elaine Cusick ...
Mrs. McIntyre
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Reverend McIntyre
Errol O'Neill ...
Mr. Wilson
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Fay
Rhys Kenny ...
Leslie
Richard Kenny ...
Leslie
Benjamin Kenny ...
Leslie
Gerry Skilton ...
Reggie Muddle
Terry Annesley ...
Wrecking Yard Owner
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Skinny Cop
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Chubby Cop
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All Wally Mellish, an ex-convict in 1960s Australia, wants to do is live a quiet life with his girlfriend Beryl. Unfortunately when two police officers come around to disturb this, a misunderstanding quickly becomes out of control, resulting Wally, Beryl and her child being trapped in their house, surrounded by armed police under the impression that Wally is holding everyone hostage. Events quickly spiral into a media circus as, through the siege, Wally - inadvertently - manages to become a symbol for the anti-war movement. Written by Scott Nisbet

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Rated R for language and a sex scene involving teenagers | See all certifications »
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Beryl Muddle: Mum says that if she was married to you she would poison your coffee.
Wally Mellish: If I was married to her, I'd drink it.
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References Naked City (1958) See more »

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Summer in the City
Written by John Sebastian (as Sebastian), Steve Boone (as Boone) and Mark Sebastian (as Sebastian)
Published by Hudson Music / Trio Music / EMI Music Publishing Australia
Performed by The Lovin' Spoonful
Courtesy of Castle Communications (Australia) Ltd.
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Cool and unpredictable
25 February 2003 | by (Gothenburg, Sweden) – See all my reviews

MR. RELIABLE is a cool, relaxed and unusual mixture of comedy, crime and satire. It´s in the late sixties and Wally is a former prisoner who wants to settle down with his new girlfriend, but by a misunderstanding the couple and her little kid are trapped in a house on the Australian countryside, with the police thinking that Wally is holding the woman and the kid hostages. The film contains many charming and humoristic moments as the drama goes on, partly due to the crowd gathering outside the house. They have hippie parties and barbeques, some teenagers make love when a mother sees them, a journalist wants to interview Wally´s girlfriend about her underwear and so on. The filmmakers want to make a satire about media and people´s reactions to a tense situation, and I think they were inspired by Milos Forman´s HAIR and some "serious" hostage films. This is a cool film.


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