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Malone (1987)

Director:
Harley Cokliss
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Action
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Malone
RUNNING TIME
97 minutes
Producer:
Leo L. Fuchs
Screenwriter:
Christopher Frank


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Richard Malone Burt Reynolds
Charles Delaney Cliff Robertson
Hawkins Kenneth McMillan
Jo Barlow Cynthia Gibb
Jamie Lauren Hutton

 

Review

A good, old action-flick if there ever was one. Not with emphazis on "good", however. This is not a film about people with normal motivation. As a matter of fact, I'm not sure if it's a movie about motivation at all. These are just nice, fat stereotypes behaving the way they are expected in order to fit in with the very uncreative 1980s action-genre. With that said, the hero isn't played by just anybody here. With Burt Reynolds you'll always have fun, because his acting isn't based on realism. It's based on claiming as much attention as possible and gladly flash about a little if he can. The conflict between Robertson and Reynolds, all stupidity aside, has potential and is somewhat radiant. Robertson has that devilishly charming grin that few other than Burt Reynolds could match. They are genial and mean at the same time. Unfortunately, the film doesn't really provide them with proper material, and Malone is, ultimately, fairly stupid, uninspired yarn that has little to offer but a couple of semi-weary stars and a handful of good-old action.

Copyright 7.1.2005 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang [HAVE YOUR SAY]