Melvin, Son of Alvin
|Melvin, Son of Alvin|
|Directed by||John Eastway|
|Produced by||James McElory|
|Written by||Morris Gleitzman|
McElroy & McElroy
|Box office||A$751,143 (Australia)|
A television reporter is doing an article on the sexiest man on Earth. She tracks down Alvin Purple and discovers he has a son, Melvin, who is similarly irresistible to women. However, Melvin is scared of women, and is a virgin.
Melvin begins a relationship with a young Greek-Australian girl, Gloria, whose mother is very protective of her. The television reporter reunites Melvin with his father, who is performing as a nightclub singer and is the leader of a cult called the 'Purple People'.
- Gerry Sont as Melvin Purple
- Graeme Blundell as Alvin Purple
- Tina Bursill as Dee
- Steve Bastoni as Bullo
- Irene Papas as Mrs Hasim
- Katy Manning as Estelle
- Rhonda Burchmore as Phillipa
- David Argue as Cameraman
Filmink magazine later said 'the success of T&A American comedies in the early 80s seems to have inspired this late sequel, which took the one joke concept (homely man is irresistible to women) and made it a no-joke concept by making it about a handsome male model type who is irresistible to women, replacing that with various Porky's-era tropes'.
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