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My Entire Life (1996)

Mr. Reliable (original title)
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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Comedy

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Rated R for language and a sex scene involving teenagers | See all certifications »
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30 January 1997 (Australia)  »

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Based on a true story. See more »

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"To Love Somebody" is noted as being 'Permormed by the Bee Gees ...' in the credits. See more »

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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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Strange Brew
Written by Eric Clapton, Felix Pappalardi (as Pappalardi) and Gail Collins (as Collins)
Published by E.C. Music Ltd. / Dratleaf Ltd. / Windfall Music Enterprises
Performed by Cream
Courtesy of Polydor International GmbH
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A clever and charming yarn
1 August 1999 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

I had seen this film before and avoided it - suspecting it would leave me cringing. I did it a great injustice. This movie is very much in the vein of recent Aussie successes such as The Castle, and Muriel's Wedding - movies that take pride in the dry, wry, and laconic Aussie perspective on life. It had all the basic ingedients of a fun flick, charm, humour, good characters, bit of romance, and an interesting plot with a clever ending. If you see it, give it a try - you, like me, could be surprised. My vote 7/10


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