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  • Actors: Colin Friels, John Hargreaves, Lindy Davies, Chris Haywood, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell
  • Directors: Nadia Tass
  • Writers: David Parker
  • Producers: David Parker, Nadia Tass, Bryce Menzies, Timothy White
  • Format: PAL, Import
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: UMBRELLA
  • DVD Release Date: 14 Nov. 2001
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000BJEAHY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,669 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Australia released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Mono ), WIDESCREEN, SPECIAL FEATURES: Biographies, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Commentary, Filmographies, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: 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.
SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Australian Film Institute, ...Malcolm

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an endearing suburban adventure --inFilm Australia

Napoleon Dynamite with a socket set --BritFilms --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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one of those films that is so funny and original that it is occasionally aired late-night on BBC2.If you have ever (or indeed never)dreamed of having a train-set bring your post into your house or wondered about the logistics of robbing a bank with a remote-controlled car then this is the film for you. Also featuring a cracking soundtrack by the penguin cafe orchestra.
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I first saw this film at the Dublin film festival in 1986 - and that remains the only time I've witnessed a standing ovation in a cinema.
Released in the same year as Crocodile Dundee, it looks a bit dated now, and to be honest, was never intended to be slick or fashionable. It's innocent, likable slapstick humour built around the oddball abilities of the title character, who is based on the director's (late) brother. A socially-disabled mechanical genius, Malcolm loses his job and so he reluctantly takes in a lodger. Initially dismissive of Malcolm, the lodger begins to recognise and appreciate his talents, and finally warms to him as the pair pull off a caricature of a bank robbery, and make an unlikely escape. Malcolm would undoubtedly receive a diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome today, and could be compared to Forrest Gump, albeit Malcolm is more mischievous and much less sentimental. The soundtrack, by the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, is also excellent and contributes much to the fun and energy of this film.
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A film to watch when you've been dumped or just plain dumped on and feeling miserable and sorry for yourself. This film is for you. Gentle, heartwarming and yet genuinely black and funny. Just when you think something really bad is going to happen, it doesn't. The Penguin Cafe soundtrack suits it to a tee. Lose yourself for 90 minutes and afterwards life doesn't seem so bad. Just quirky.
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Late one evening many years ago I saw an Australian film on television in which, not to give too much away, a robbery occured in a quite unusual manner. For some reason I never caught the name of the movie (I came into it half the way through) and so I promptly forgot all about. That was until I was waiting to have an interview for a job about ten years back. As I sat waiting to be called in to the interview I threw a tissue into a bin that was beside me and for some reason the memory of this film I'd seen years before came back to me. I searched and searched for the title of the film I could remember only sporadically but had no luck.

Several months ago I was speaking with a friend of mine about Australian cinema and I described to him the scene I could recall quite vividly and to my amazement he knew precisely the film I was talking about! The film was "Malcolm". I immediately bought it off amazon and watched it properly for the first time, twenty years on, and what a magnificent little gem it is!

"Malcolm" is a prime example of the sort of independent, quirky movie that, when one discovers it, one wants to tell the world about. It's a lovely, warm natured piece that can be enjoyed by anybody looking for a movie to leave a smile on their face. John Hargreaves puts in a performance which is probably one of my favourite in film history.
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By Tim Kidner TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 7 Jun. 2012
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Like an Aussie Frank Spencer, but much less manic and brilliantly inventive, niave and slow Malcolm is an only son of an overprotective mother, who has died.

Malcolm loses his job and it's suggested that he lets out a room in his mother's house that he's inherited. Helpful neighbours make out a list of questions that he may have for any prospective lodgers and before long, Frank, fresh out of prison (this being unknown, of course, to Malcolm) and soon Frank's girlfriend, Judith move in.

They're still practising "crims" and surprisingly, find Malcolm all too eager to assist them in their thieving. Malcolm, of course, doesn't see all this as anything more than fun and an excellent outlet for his technical inventions, that include remotely controlled litter bins, that act as innocuous roving cameras that move around an intended target building and relay video footage back. Malcolm also has friends now, probably for the first time in a very long while.

The rather whimsical inventions, now, look pretty dated and whilst they're impressively inventive - a getaway car that splits in half, as it's actually two motorbikes joined together, but looks like a car...this is all rather Disney-ish, except this features adults only and I reckon will appeal to an older generation more, who might appreciate their comedy more visual and innocent than the rather more crude and broad comedy cinema of today.

It's generally a likeable little film and whilst one (in theory) might find Malcolm's character irritating, initially at least, one doesn't for long and at least, unlike the Farrelly brother films of excess, 'dumb' doesn't mean overplayed moronically stupid.
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I first saw this film about 20 years ago, loved it then, still love it.
Simple film,serious bits funny bits but overall good quality look at life.
If you are fed up with blood and guts on your TV screen give this amusing film a go, you will be pleasantly surprised.
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