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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to an interview Burt Reynolds gave to the "Los Angeles Times" in January 1987, the role of Malone was offered to Gérard Depardieu and then Christopher Lambert, before it was offered to him. 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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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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The Burt Reynolds I like best
29 October 2000 | by TC-4See all my reviews

This was a breath of fresh air compared to the silly movies that he made from about 1980 to 1990. There were no silly comments just lots of action. VanDamme or Segal could not have done better. The local filming was beautiful and the acting by the supporting cast was first-rate and not overdone. Burt might be too old for this type of movie now but this is the stuff that he should have done when he was in his prime. I am glad I saw it as I gained new respect for his acting.


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