|Directed by||Roger Cardinal|
|Written by||Avrum Jacobson|
|Based on||Hey, Malarek! by Victor Malarek|
|Produced by||Jamie Brown|
|Edited by||Yves Langlois|
|Music by||Alexandre Stanké|
|Distributed by||New World Pictures|
Malarek is a Canadian drama film, directed by Roger Cardinal and released in 1988. Based on the memoirs of Canadian investigative journalist Victor Malarek, the film stars Elias Koteas as Malarek during his early career in journalism.
The film's plot centres on Malarek, as a newly hired junior reporter in Montreal, Quebec, investigating unsafe and inhumane conditions in the province's juvenile detention system, interspersed with flashbacks to Malarek's own troubled youth when he spent some time in the very same system. The cast also includes Ross Hull as the young Malarek in the flashback scenes, as well as Kerrie Keane, Al Waxman, Daniel Pilon, Susan Glover, Bruce Ramsay, Vittorio Rossi, Michael Sarrazin and Walter Massey.
The film premiered in limited engagement in December 1988, before going into wider commercial release in March 1989.
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