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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 ... See full summary »

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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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21 September 1990 (USA)  »

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A nagy balek  »

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$510,712 (USA)
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Jeff Goldblum was only free because of an actors strike in the USA. See more »

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The license plate on the ambulance bringing Kate to the Elephant premiere changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Cyprus Charlie: [Charlie has fallen in love with Carmen] She is like a hungry leopard in full bloom!
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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 »

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References Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) See more »

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Let The Heartaches Begin
Written by Tony Macaulay & John MacLeod
Performed by Long John Baldry
By Courtesy of BMG Music Publishing Ltd.
Licensed from Precision Records & Tapes Ltd.
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Tall Guy--a romp for the cast!
29 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very funny film. Jeff Goldblum and Emma Thompson are stand-outs. Rowan Atkinson is excellent as a smarmy "leading man" in the musical "Elephant!" who tries to sink Goldblum's chances in the musical.

The love scenes with Thompson and Goldblum are inspired, particularly the first time they have sex. I can't recall a film that treats the act in such a spontaneous, slapstick and totally hilarious manner as it's done here. The actor's quirky takes and interaction are most funny, and the entire film is simply a delight.

I've told many friends to seek out this movie, and those who have taken my advice have thanked me profusely for letting them know about it.

I can't recommend it too highly--for a fun night alone, or with your special someone. It'll put a smile on your face you can't wipe off.


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