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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 »

Director:

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 »

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Trivia

David Parker tells the story of the time when clearing out a production office, coming across a pile of scripts forwarded on from Hollywood agents following the success of "Malcolm". On the front page of one of the rejected scripts, Nadia Tass had written across the front page "We've already done this. Pass." The script was titled "Forrest Gump". 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

Featured in Century of Cinema: 40,000 years of dreaming (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ecstasy Of Dancing Fleas
(uncredited)
Music by Simon Jeffes
Performed by Penguin Cafe Orchestra
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A brilliant off beat Australian comedy that is well worth tracking down.
1 June 2004 | by madbarmaidSee all my reviews

A brilliant low budget off beat Australian comedy that is well worth tracking down. Easy to watch and light hearted. It is rare that I go out of my way to recommend a film but this one is worth it. It contains one of the most amusing bank robberies portrayed in a film. The getaway sequence has to be seen to be believed. The soundtrack is provided by The Penguin Cafe Orchestra. Watch it if you can. A friend managed to catch it on TV many years ago and taped it and it is almost worn out. I have been trying to get a proper copy since then but have failed miserably. I have had to hide it to prevent anyone borrowing it again. One of these days it might be worth going to Australia just to track down a copy ( well, almost!)


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,064, 20 July 1986

Gross USA:

$544,472
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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