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Mr. Reliable, Movie, 1996 IMDB

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  • My Entire Life (USA)

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dsl SX

2013-09-29 16:13

Great film - funny and poignant. And an excellent 60s pop soundtrack. Good to see it appear on imcdb.

MisterZ AU

2013-09-29 16:24

Definitely a classic. I couldn't believe it wasn't up on here! This is the first 3 minutes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhSKw2vsXCY

Great cars and great music :)

MisterZ AU

2013-10-03 23:34

The movie takes place in Sydney in the summer (January) of 1968. The '74 Rambler is obviously quite out of place.

-- Last edit: 2013-10-04 00:58:01

dsl SX

2013-10-06 13:36

Thanks Davez621 for reminding me of this and inspiring me to find a copy again. It's still brilliant - I've always loved Nadia Tass films (Malcolm, The Big Steal, Stark etc).
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A couple more anachronisms I'll post - a yellow VW 1600 Variant longnose and a red Capri Mk1 - plus some other backgrounders; most of the film is set around Wally's house, so cars appear as the film progresses and then often reappear a few times later in the same positions though sometimes from different viewpoints. All vehicles were deliberate inclusions in these set pieces, so although background 1* under our system they were not random.

This film is also my winner of the "Best Use of Bee Gees Songs In A Soundtrack" award - much better than - for instance - that bloody John Travolta film ...

MisterZ AU

2013-10-08 12:03

@ dsl - where did you get widescreen captures from? The local Australian DVD release is only 4:3.

dsl SX

2013-10-08 22:15

@Davez621 - lets just say the magic of t'interweb - it was not a physical copy.

jpts AU

2022-01-28 08:55

This film was about the armed siege between career criminal, Wally Mellish and the NSW Police that took place at the home that Mellish shared with his girlfriend, Beryl Muddle and their infant child in Glenfield, NSW between 2nd July and the 9th July 1968.

The siege begun when two police officers went to the home to question Mellish (who been recently released from prison) about the theft of car parts, and to serve an arrest warrant on Mellish for car theft.

Over the eight days, the NSW Police Commissioner, Norm Allen had suppled Mellish with a Armalite Rifle with 200 rounds of ammunition, and a transistor radio.

In exchange for police agreeing to withdrew the original arrest warrant and offered to have Mellish sent to the Holsworthy Army Barracks, so Mellish could enlist for service in Vietnam, Mellish finally surrendered peacefully at 3:09 on the afternoon of the 9th July.

In the aftermath, Mellish was sent to Morisset Hospital for treatment, not long after being released from the hospital, Mellish was sentenced to three years imprisonment after being caught threating and demanding.

A number of detectives who complain about not being able to arrest Mellish were transferred to uniform duty, while Commissioner Allen was awarded with a police bravery medal.

One of the detectives who attended the scene, Detective Superintendent Donald Fergusson was later found dead of a suspicious gunshot wound to the head in the bathroom of his office at the NSW Police Administration Building in Sydney on the 15th February 1970.

-- Last edit: 2022-01-28 12:05:41

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