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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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Nadia Tass

Writer:

David Parker (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Friels ... Malcolm Hughes
Lindy Davies Lindy Davies ... Judith
Chris Haywood ... Willy
John Hargreaves ... Frank Baker
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Tramways supervisor
Beverley Phillips Beverley Phillips ... Mrs. T
Judith Stratford Judith Stratford ... Jenny
Heather Mitchell Heather Mitchell ... Barmaid
Tony Mahood Tony Mahood ... Tram Conductor
David Letch ... Restaurant Hoon #2
Mike Bishop Mike Bishop ... Armed Guard
David Johnston David Johnston ... TV Announcer
Katerina Tassopoulos Katerina Tassopoulos ... Jenny's Mother
Ian McFadyen Ian McFadyen ... Model Shop Salesman
Ian Shrives 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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A comedy of hopes and schemes. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El laberinto de Malcolm See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,064, 20 July 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$544,472
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The model tram that Malcolm "built" ran on a motorbike engine, the rest having being put together with spare parts by workers at Preston Workshops in Melbourne, Australia. After the film was completed, the tram was donated to the Tramway Museum Society of Victoria. 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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Music for a Found Harmonium
(uncredited)
Music by Simon Jeffes
Performed by Penguin Cafe Orchestra
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Isn't that me?
3 April 2003 | by somebodyelseSee all my reviews

I have to say it is a good few years since I saw this film, but it has a place in my heart. As a shy person in my teenage years, I had a small affinity with Malcolm. He was so shy that he crossed the road near the beginning to avoid some kids. Not your average film lead. Some of the gadgets and vehicles were clever, and well implemented into the film. This film could not work anywhere else in the world. The sense of humour is typically Australian, and definitely adds to the film. If you ever get the chance to catch this film, do so. The music by the Penguin Cafe Orchestra also gives the film something extra.


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