Adapted from John Cleary's series of Aussie detective novels, Scobie Malone (also known as Helga's Web and Murder at the Opera House) is a 70s 'ozploitation' murder mystery with a sexy wink to the crime genre. Sydney homicide detective Sergeant Scobie Malone (AFI Award winner Jack Thompson, The Club) and Constable Clements (Shane Porteous) investigate the murder of Helga Brand (Judy Morris), a high class prostitute who was also a mistress of the Minister for Culture (James Condon). Digging around for clues Malone discovers Helga's association with some shady characters and her propensity for blackmail - including the minister, his wife Norma (Jacqueline Knott), and crime boss, Mr Sin (Noel Ferrier). As the web of deceit surrounding the murder grows, including certain members of the police force, Malone is tasked with uncovering the true nature of the crime and using his particular expertise to bring the perpetrators to justice.A unique blend of detective story and erotic thriller, mixed with laconic Aussie charm and 1970s sensibilities, Scobie Malone is presented in a brand new widescreen transfer.
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Jack Thompson, Judy Morris, Noel Ferrier, Shane Porteous