Mr. Reliable: A True Story Movie Review 1995

Information and Film Reviews for Mr. Reliable: A True Story the Movie

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A "truth is stranger than fiction" comedy about Australia's first hostage situation. During the summer of 1968, recently released car thief Wally Mellish (Friels) rents a rundown cottage in a Sydney suburb. He finds a girlfriend in Beryl Muddle (McKenzie), who moves in with her two-year-old daughter. When Wally steals some trifles to brighten up the place, the cops come 'round and Wally, who's still on probation, pulls a gun. The authorities think Beryl and the baby are hostages and are afraid to storm the cottage while the standoff becomes hot media news. Wally and Beryl are thrilled with the attention but there's increasing political pressure to put an end to the farcical situation.

Distribution

USA Home Entertainment, 1 W. Forest, Englewood, NJ 07631-4004, Phone: (201)871-1000, URL: http://www.polygram-us.com

Available on VHS
Running time 112 minutes.
Originally from Australian.

Cast and Crew

Genres
True Stories, Cops, Hostage!, Down Under, Mass Media
Screenplay
Terry Hayes, Don Catchlove
Cast
Colin Friels, Jacqueline McKenzie, Paul Sonkkila, Frank Gallacher, Barry Otto, Lisa Hensley, Ken Radley, Neil Fitzpatrick
Cinematography
David Parker
Director
Nadia Tass
Music
Phil Judd
Producer
Jim McElroy, Terry Hayes, Michael Hamlyn, Australian Film Finance Corp., Polygram Filmed Entertainment

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