Melvin, Son of Alvin
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Melvin, Son of Alvin

Melvin, Son of Alvin
Directed byJohn Eastway
Produced byJames McElory
Written byMorris Gleitzman
StarringGerry Sont
Graeme Blundell
CinematographyEllery Ryan
McElroy & McElroy
Distributed byRoadshow
Release date
December 1984
BudgetA$2.3 million[1]
Box officeA$751,143 (Australia)[2]

Melvin, Son of Alvin is a 1984 Australian comedy film. It is a sequel to Alvin Purple.[3] It was released under the title Foreplay in the United States.


A TV 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 TV reporter reunites Melvin with his father, who is performing as a nightclub singer and is the leader of a cult called the Purple People.



Production of the film was twice delayed when major backers pulled out prior to the filming date. Before the movie's release, three cuts were ordered to enable the movie to get an M rating.[4]


  1. ^ "Production Survey", Cinema Papers, July 1984 p167
  2. ^ "Australian Films at the Australian Box Office", Film Victoria Archived 28 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine. accessed 24 October 2012
  3. ^ David Stratton, The Avocado Plantation: Boom and Bust in the Australian Film Industry, Pan MacMillan, 1990 p.309
  4. ^ Paul Harris, "Melvin: Son of Alvin", Australian Film 1978-1992, Oxford Uni Press, 1993 p148

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