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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 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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The Perfect Crime and the Mind of a Genius See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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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 »


Soundtracks

Camooweal
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Written by David Kirkpatrick and Alex Cormack
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User Reviews

A rare gem!!!
27 December 2001 | by Blondie_See all my reviews

I had almost forgotten about this movie until I happened upon it while on here. I discovered this movie on TV one night and loved this cute little film. Very funny, charming, creative, touching, great storyline and good acting all around. Unfortunately it appears that it didn't get the publicity and release that it deserved. As others have already said on here, find it if you can, because it is well worth it!!


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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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