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The Tall Guy (1989)

Dexter King plays straight man to unpleasant comedian Ron Anderson. He falls in love with Kate, a pretty nurse he meets when he is receiving injections for hay fever. When Anderson fires ... See full summary »

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Kate
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Carmen
Emil Wolk ...
Charlie
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Cheryl
Harold Innocent ...
Timothy
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Mary
Joanna Kanska ...
Tamara
Peter Kelly ...
Gavin
Tim Barlow ...
Mr. Morrow (as Timothy Barlow)
Hugh Thomas ...
Dr. Karabekian
Charles Augins ...
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Peter Brewis ...
Freddy
Joolia Cappleman ...
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Dexter King plays straight man to unpleasant comedian Ron Anderson. He falls in love with Kate, a pretty nurse he meets when he is receiving injections for hay fever. When Anderson fires him, he acquires the title role in a musical stage version of "The Elephant Man". Kate dumps him when she suspects he is having an affair with a fellow cast member, and he must win her back. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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Comedy | Romance

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R | See all certifications »

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21 September 1990 (USA)  »

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2 metri di allergia  »

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$510,712 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rowan Atkinson wanted to play Jeff Goldblum's role. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 6 mins) In a hallway made of bricks, a drunk character falls against the walls and onto the floor, causing the "brick" set to wobble. See more »

Quotes

Ron Anderson: Sorry I'm so late. Had some rather special guests at my show tonight. Difficult to tell the heir to the throne to bugger off because you've got a party to go to.
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Crazy Credits

Michael Fitzgerald's full credit in the movie is "Man with vacuum cleaner tube up his bottom." See more »

Connections

Featured in 100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

It Must Be Love
Written by Labi Siffre
MAM Music Publishing/Chrysalis Music Ltd.
Performed by Madness
By Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd. and Geffen Records
(by arrangement with Warner Special Products)
from the Album "Complete Madness"
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oddball character
10 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

Dexter King (Jeff Goldblum) is the oddball sidekick to domineering comedian Ron Anderson (Rowan Atkinson) in a long running two-men play. His landlady Carmen is a sex maniac. He has a bout of hay fever and falls for nurse Kate (Emma Thompson).

Jeff Goldblum is very broad in this shy awkward oddball character. It doesn't really work. I don't buy him and he's not necessarily funny. It's super quirky but it's also head-scratching. The flashbacks are hit and miss. Goldblum has a slightly off sense of humor. It doesn't really work here. Emma Thompson is lovely as usual. This is a quirky movie that isn't that funny.


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