Malone (1987)

Malone (1987)





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A former CIA agent (Burt Reynolds) is trying to take life easy on a trip to Oregon, but car troubles strand him out in the middle of nowhere. After being taken in by the owner of the service station, the agent comes out of retirement to take on a right-wing developer (Cliff Robertson) who is planning to take over America.
Action & Adventure , Drama , Western
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Burt Reynolds
as Malone
Cliff Robertson
as Charles Delaney
Cynthia Gibb
as Jo Barlow
Kenneth McMillan
as Sheriff Hawkins
Scott Wilson
as Paul Barlow
Philip Anglim
as Harvey
Tracey Walter
as Calvin Bollard
Dennis Burkley
as Dan Bollard
Alex Diakun
as Madrid
Mike Kirton
as Frank
Duncan Fraser
as Malone's Target
Campbell Lane
as Tom Riggs
Tom McBeath
as Stringbean
Don MacKay
as Dr. Florian
Blu Mankuma
as Rev. Danby
Walter Marsh
as Congressman
Graydon Gould
as Lawyer
Bill Buck
as Banker
Mavor Moore
as Hausmann
Donna White
as Nurse
Christianne Hirt
as Girl in Wagon
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Critic Reviews for Malone

All Critics (4)

Malone is simply unable to hold one's interest for more than a few minutes at a time...

Full Review… | December 31, 2015
Reel Film Reviews

Burt is in top form in this predictable, but watchable modernization of Shane.

October 21, 2005
Fantastica Daily

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July 27, 2005

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May 19, 2005
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Audience Reviews for Malone


Poor Burt Reynolds. In 1977, he is the biggest star in Hollywood. Ten years later, he is in movies like this that critics hate and audiences stay away from in droves. This one isn't terrible. It is a pretty standard "tough violent stranger fights with rich guy who's trying to take land away from mild mannered folk" story a la SHANE. Reynolds tries to stretch a bit playing it uncharactisticly straight, smug-free, and he never laughs. He and his nemeses keep the dialog hard and quiet. There is violence, but it isn't ridiculously over the top. There is even some fancy camerawork and lighting on a couple of occasions; but in the end it is what it is. Cliff Robertson is a rather ill-defined villain who is hatching some ill-defined but vaguely nefarious right-wing plot, and as usual in these stories the Shane-like character and the good simple people he helps get way too attached to each other way too quickly.

Roy Smith
Roy Smith

Burt Reynolds's style is a whole lot like James Garner, quizzical, cynical and charming. I'm not used to seeing him play it as tight lipped as he does in Malone, but he does carry it off. Laurren Hutton is beautiful, brave and loyal and Cynthia Gib is cute as apple pie in a see-through nightie.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

this movie is good. it had enough action that was violent enough but it could have had more. that was the only good thing about it pure 80 movie action with a little too much dialogue

Matthew Marks
Matthew Marks

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