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Malcolm (1986)





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In this hilarious, award-winning comedy, Malcolm (Colin Friels) is an innocent, naive mechanical genius with a distinct gap where sexual and social awareness normally reside. He first gets into trouble when he builds his version of a streetcar and then takes it on a joyride through Melbourne -- a definite no-no. That exploit costs him his job as a maintenance man for the streetcar company. Out of work, Malcolm is forced to take in two boarders who are actually a con man and his female companion. The con artist is intrigued by all of Malcolm's mechanical inventions, and cash registers are clicking at the back of his mind. It does not take him long to convince Malcolm to join them in robbing a bank -- which turns out to be even more adventurous than the streetcar ride through Melbourne. Director Nadia Tass and her husband, co-producer, scripter and cinematographer David Parker followed up with an enjoyable and funny Rikky and Pete.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Comedy
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Written By: David Parker, David Parker, David Parker
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On DVD: Nov 27, 2007


Charles 'Bud' Tingwe...
as Tramways supervisor
Mike Bishop
as Armed Guard
David Bradshaw
as Warehouse Cop #2
Katerina Tassopoulos
as Jenny's Mother
Rex Callahan
as Milkbar Cop
Laurie Dobson
as Bank Guard #1
Roy Edmunds
as Highway Patrol Cop #...
David Barry Gray
as Split Car Cop #2
David L. Lander
as Restaurant Hoon #1
David Letch
as Restaurant Hoon #2
Tony Mahood
as Tram Conductor
John Raaen
as Highway Patrol Cop #...
Bill Stacey
as Bank Guard #2
Don Bridges
as Postman
Peter Hosking
as Bank Nightwatchman
John Bishop
as Park Worker
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Critic Reviews for Malcolm

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

February 16, 2005
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 21, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

An irresistibly charming film - imagine an Ealing comedy transported to the suburbs of Melbourne and you'll have a pretty good idea of what's in store.

Full Review… | September 7, 2013
Movie Talk

July 12, 2005

Audience Reviews for Malcolm


Good offbeat Aussie comedy of a mentally defective young man is made redundant, but is able to turn his mechanical skills to robbing banks.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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