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In this hilarious, award-winning comedy, Malcolm ([[Performer~P25121~Colin Friels~colinfriels]]) 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 [[Performer~P113688~Nadia Tass~nadiatass]] and her husband, co-producer, scripter and cinematographer [[Performer~P205658~David Parker~davidparker]] followed up with an enjoyable and funny [[Feature~V41438~Rikky and Pete~rikkyandpete]]. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

  • Release date:July 18, 1986

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Australian Film Institute Awards Colin Friels Best Actor 1986 Winner

Cast

Colin Friels
as Malcom
John Hargreaves
as Frank
Chris Haywood
as Willy
Heather Mitchell
as Barmaid
John Raaen
as Highway Patrol Cop #2
Rex Callahan
as Milkbar Cop
David L. Lander
as Restaurant Hoon #1
Lindy Davis
as Judith
Laurie Dobson
as Bank Guard #1
Peter Hosking
as Bank Nightwatchman
David Letch
as Restaurant Hoon #2
David Barry Gray
as Split Car Cop #2
David Bradshaw
as Warehouse Cop #2
Tony Mahood
as Tram Conductor
Bill Stacey
as Bank Guard #2
Charles "Bud" Tingwell
as Tramways supervisor
Judith Stratford
as Jenny
Roy Edmunds
as Highway Patrol Cop #1
Don Bridges
as Postman
Katerina Tassopoulos
as Jenny's Mother

Crew

Nadia Tass
Director
Nadia Tass
Producer
David Parker
Producer
David Parker
Screenwriter
David Parker
Cinematographer
Simon Jeffes
Composer (Music Score)
Ken Sallows
Editor
Rob Perkins
Production Designer
Timothy White
Associate Producer
Bryce Menzies
Executive Producer
Brian Pearce
Special Effects
Nadia Tass
Casting
Sally Gordon
Makeup
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