Malcolm

Australia, 1986

Film
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Malcolm, a simple genius played by Colin Friels, loses his job at a Melbourne tram depot after building his own one-man tram and taking to the streets. With funds dwindling, Malcolm is forced to take in a lodger, a small time criminal who moves in with girlfriend, Judith. Frank soon realises that Malcolm’s mechanical wizardry can help his career - the result - a series of oddball but unsuccessful robberies that culminates in the heist of the decade that stretches Malcolm’s devices to the full. “Malcolm” was critically acclaimed worldwide and received eight AFI Awards including best director and best film.

Credits

co-producer

Nadia Tass

David Parker

director
Duration

01:25:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1986

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300627

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Awards

Comedy

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Tramways - Australia

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Robbery

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

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