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Malone (1987)

An ex-C.I.A. hitman running from his past (Malone) finds just how difficult it is to retire when he runs accross a small town controlled by mercenaries and a family that's resisting their ... See full summary »

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Harley Cokeliss (as Harley Cokliss)

Writers:

Christopher Frank (screenplay), William P. Wingate (novel) (as William Wingate)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Malone
Cliff Robertson ... Delaney
Kenneth McMillan ... Hawkins
Cynthia Gibb ... Jo Barlow
Scott Wilson ... Paul Barlow
Lauren Hutton ... Jamie
Philip Anglim ... Harvey
Tracey Walter ... Calvin Bollard
Dennis Burkley ... Dan Bollard
Alex Diakun ... Madrid
Brooks Gardner ... Patterson
Mike Kirton Mike Kirton ... Frank
Duncan Fraser ... Malone's Target
Janne Mortil ... Helen
Campbell Lane ... Tom Riggs
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Storyline

An ex-C.I.A. hitman running from his past (Malone) finds just how difficult it is to retire when he runs accross a small town controlled by mercenaries and a family that's resisting their control. Written by K. Rose <rcs@texas.net>

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Taglines:

He didn't start the fight... but he'll sure as hell finish it. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Detective Malone See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,060,858
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Orion Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the early 1980s, Burt Reynolds was in talks to adapt novelist Don Pendleton's character "Mack Bolan" from the immensely popular "Executioner" series, which was first published in 1969 to 1980. Due to Reynolds' character using the 44 Automag, a signature weapon of Mack Bolan, "Malone" was initially mistaken for a Mack Bolan episode. However, it was based off the relatively obscure novel titled, "Shotgun" by William Wingate. Reynolds used the Automag as a joke directed at his friend and cinematic rival, Clint Eastwood. See more »

Goofs

The sheriff looks at Malone's drivers license which clearly has a street address in Baltimore, then immediately asks "Why do you have a post office box for an address?" See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jamie: I think it's time for you to get some help.
Richard Malone: Why?
Jamie: Because you can't do your job anymore.
Richard Malone: Because I let that man live?
Jamie: That man is the worst bastard that...
Richard Malone: [interupting] I don't care! I've had enough! I want out.
Jamie: What am I supposed to tell our superiors at the company?
Richard Malone: Tell them good bye.
Jamie: You know too much. One of the first things you tought me is that nobody just walks away from the CIA.
[...]
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Alternate Versions

UK cinema and video versions were cut by 1 second to remove an ear clap. See more »

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"Malone kicks some major ass!!"
5 August 2002 | by hilfigerplaya07See all my reviews

Burt Reynolds did an awesome job as Malone, I thought he did real well as a CIA-agent; I thought he did well fighting as he did shooting, in that one scene on the bridge where he busted that dude up that was awesome; and unfortunatley for the guy's brother there was something under that newspaper! And Malone did a well job getting even with the villian & his followers when they killed that women. Malone is definantley not the type of guy to mess with!


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