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My Entire Life (1996)

Mr. Reliable (original title)
All Wally Mellish, an ex-convict in 1960s Australia, wants to do is live a quiet life with his girlfriend Beryl. Unfortunately when two police officers come around to disturb this, a ... See full summary »

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Nadia Tass
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Friels ... Wally Mellish
Jacqueline McKenzie ... Beryl Muddle
Ken Radley Ken Radley ... Mr. Morgan
Graham Rouse Graham Rouse ... Fred
Elaine Cusick Elaine Cusick ... Mrs. McIntyre
Jonathan Hardy ... Reverend McIntyre
Errol O'Neill Errol O'Neill ... Mr. Wilson
Susie Porter ... Fay
Rhys Kenny Rhys Kenny ... Leslie
Richard Kenny Richard Kenny ... Leslie
Benjamin Kenny Benjamin Kenny ... Leslie
Gerry Skilton Gerry Skilton ... Reggie Muddle
Terry Annesley Terry Annesley ... Wrecking Yard Owner
Anthony Simcoe ... Skinny Cop
John Batchelor ... Chubby Cop
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Storyline

All Wally Mellish, an ex-convict in 1960s Australia, wants to do is live a quiet life with his girlfriend Beryl. Unfortunately when two police officers come around to disturb this, a misunderstanding quickly becomes out of control, resulting Wally, Beryl and her child being trapped in their house, surrounded by armed police under the impression that Wally is holding everyone hostage. Events quickly spiral into a media circus as, through the siege, Wally - inadvertently - manages to become a symbol for the anti-war movement. Written by Scott Nisbet

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and a sex scene involving teenagers | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 1997 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

My Entire Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia See more »

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Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on a true story. See more »

Goofs

"To Love Somebody" is noted as being 'Permormed by the Bee Gees ...' in the credits. See more »

Quotes

Beryl Muddle: Mum says that if she was married to you she would poison your coffee.
Wally Mellish: If I was married to her, I'd drink it.
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Connections

References Gunsmoke (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

For What It's Worth
Written by Stephen Stills
Published by Fabulous Music Ltd. / Westminster Music Ltd.
Performed by Buffalo Springfield
Courtesy of Warner Special Products
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A nice, light movie.
8 July 2006 | by aeroboySee all my reviews

I saw Mr. Reliable a long time ago, and I remember it left me with a good feeling. It's about a misunderstanding between the main character and the police, which leads to many funny situations.

Most of the action in the film took place in the house where Wally and his girlfriend were in and its surroundings, and even so the film was never boring. The main characters where likable, so there were lots of suspense as you wondered what would happen to them next, since they were surrounded.

The best of the film, in my opinion, begins when people and reporters gather outside the house: it provided amusing moments, which sometimes could give the viewer a nostalgic feeling.


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