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The Tall Guy (1989)

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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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Harold Innocent ...
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Joanna Kanska ...
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Peter Kelly ...
Gavin
Tim Barlow ...
Mr. Morrow (as Timothy Barlow)
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Dr. Karabekian
Charles Augins ...
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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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21 September 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A nagy balek  »

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$510,712 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Writer Richard Curtis can be seen briefly - he's the bearded man who Dexter passes on his way to the toilet during his date with Tamara. See more »

Goofs

In a shower scene late in the movie the camera moves to a high vantage point, showing the shorts that Dexter is wearing. See more »

Quotes

Dexter: All these weeks I've been coming here, I've been wanting to ask you something. What I really want to know is... er, what's your name?
Kate: Kate... Lemmon. Horrid name!
Dexter: No, no, not at all. Could have been worse. Could have been called Hitler, Tampon, or something.
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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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Featured in The Story of Bean (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Heartbreak Hotel
Written by Mae Boren Axton (as M. Axton), Tommy Durden (as T. Durden) & Elvis Presley (as E. Presley)
Performed by Sam Williams
By Courtesy of Mills Music Ltd.
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King Jeff!
9 November 2000 | by (Naples,Italy) – See all my reviews

I think this comedy express well the British humor,it's soft,lovely and never rude.Jeff Goldblum ,is Dexter King,an American actor who survives with many problems in London playing in minor roles ,his life is everything but brilliant until he meets a nurse and falls in love with her..Goldblum is really good in this role and can express really well his comic side and once again shows to be a complete actor able to play different roles. Some scenes of the movie are very nice like when he's fired by the unbearable star of the theatre (Rowan Atkinson before being Mr.Bean) or when he asks about his look to a blind man.Emma Thompson is also good but nothing new..we're used to seeing her always perfect ! Even the rest of the cast is good,from the weird Dexter's landlady to the wise blind man..maybe it's not a film you'll never forget but some fun is sure!


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