Mr Reliable

Mr. Reliable is a 1996 film directed by Nadia Tass. It stars Colin Friels and Jacqueline McKenzie.[1] . It tells the true story of Wally Mellish, an ex-convict in 1960s Australia. Just released from prison, all he wants to do is live a quiet life with his girlfriend Beryl. A misunderstanding, quickly gets out of control, when two police officers pay him a visit, resulting Wally, Beryl and her child being trapped in their house. Surrounded by armed police, the community is under the impression that Wally is holding everyone hostage. Events quickly spiral into a media circus as, through the siege, Wally – inadvertently – manages to become a symbol for the anti-war movement.


Colin Friels as Wally Mellish
Jacqueline McKenzie as Beryl Muddle
Ken Radley as Mr. Morgan
Graham Rouse as Fred
Jonathan Hardy as Reverend McIntyre
Elaine Cusick as Mrs. McIntyre
Frank Gallacher as Ferguson
Paul Sonkkila as Norm Allan
Susie Porter as Fay
Gerry Skilton as Reggie Muddle