Written by Mr. Mouseburger 4th Jun 2005
Malone is the quintessential 1920s Irish-American flatfoot, with one difference, he has a thick Scottish accent!
That said, his death is classic Hollywood. Chasing a "dago bastard" out of his house, he realises that Nitti (q.v.), dressed like Michael Jackson in ‘Moonwalker’, is standing on a stairwell with a machine gun. Malone is completely gunned down and Nitti leaves him to die.
When it comes to the "Nitti" gritty, Malone gets killed far too easily
Hours later when Elliot Ness [Kevin Costner] enters Malone's house, sees a massive trail of blood and finds Malone in his study. Even though 99.99% of his blood must have been spilt, Malone still had the wherewithal to circle a train timetable and explain that the bookkeeper, who Ness is searching for, will be getting on that train.
Malone's entry into the guinness book of records for the "quickest crawl to the living room with 100+ bullets in your body"
His dying words are "What are you prepared to do?” aimed at Ness, and echoing the line he said to our hero at the start of the film.
Instead of asking for an ambulance, Malone wastes
his last few minutes of life memorising train timetables