Malcolm (1986)





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A somewhat slow young man has a gift for making intricate mechanical toys, but unwittingly uses his talents for crime when swayed by his ex-convict friend. David Parke, who wrote the screenplay, based the story on his own brother, and he also designed the toys. With a score performed by the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, this Australian film won several prominent awards in its home country during 1986.
Comedy , Drama
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Colin Friels
as Malcom
Lindy Davies
as Judith
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell
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 #1
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 #2
Bill Stacey
as Bank Guard #2
Don Bridges
as Postman
Peter Hosking
as Bank Nightwatchman
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Critic Reviews for Malcolm

All Critics (4)

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

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July 12, 2005

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February 20, 2005
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

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October 17, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Audience Reviews for Malcolm

Whatever it was about this film that resonated so well with the Aussies in 1986 that it won 8 AFI awards fails to transcend time and space. In 2010 America, the film comes across as a dumb, yet sweet, little indie film.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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
Dean McKenna

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