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My Entire Life (1996)
"Mr. Reliable" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  30 January 1997 (Australia)
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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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Quotes

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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Itchycoo Park
Written by Steve Marriott (as S.Marriott) and Ronnie Lane (as R. Lane)
Published by EMI Music Publishing Australia
Performed by The Small Faces
Courtesy of Castle Communications (Australia) Ltd.
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Captivating Australian hostage drama/comedy
10 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Mr. Reliable is an excellent movie to watch in mixed company. Most importantly, all the Australian actor's dialects are understandable. The violence is limited to some wild shooting, there are bursts of biting comedy, and as the "hostage" drama progresses the outcome is always in doubt. In addition, a marvelous 60s soundtrack adds tremendously. Best of all, the entire story is based on fact. For a movie that is forty years old, it does not seem dated, even with the "flower power" dress and weird looking vintage automobiles. If the whole movie seems ridiculous, it is, and that is what keeps you watching to see how much further things can spiral out of control. Great movie. - MERK


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