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Hometown Boy Makes Good (1990)

A smalltown boy moves to the big city to go to medical school. He never tells his proud mother that he dropped out and does not have a successful psychiatry practice like she assumes. He is... See full summary »

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Cynthia Bain ...
Merle Lee Swearingen
Phillip Brock ...
Joe Maxwell
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Boyd Geary
Jeff Gadbois ...
Dr. Rivers
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Mayor Bob
Melvin Kirkpatrick ...
Doc Jennings
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Al Swearinger
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Chuck Frazier
Joel Thingvall ...
Slime
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Helen Geary
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A smalltown boy moves to the big city to go to medical school. He never tells his proud mother that he dropped out and does not have a successful psychiatry practice like she assumes. He is actually getting by as a waiter. He travels home to tell his mom the truth, but the mayor makes him an offer to move his "practice" back home... Written by Scott Lane <rslane@ix.netcom.com>

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2 August 1990 (USA)  »

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A város büszkesége  »

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Hometown Boy Makes SoSo
21 May 2003 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

Not a bad movie, "Hometown Boy" does have a certain endearing quality, with solid acting and direction. Anthony Edwards plays his typical geeky self in a benign story that predictably gets his character (Boyd Geary) in over his head. I thought the ending was even a little poignant and sweet, but the movie did lack something key. I think it had to do with the humor - or lack thereof. Several scenes that were supposed to add some comedy fell flat and kept "Hometown Boy" from being anything more than a passably enjoyable little film.


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