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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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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21 September 1990 (USA)  »

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A nagy balek  »

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$510,712 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jeff Goldblum was only free because of an actors strike in the USA. See more »

Goofs

Cheryl trails her fingers across the piano keys; the sound is not heard until after the cutaway. See more »

Quotes

Dexter: How was your day?
Kate: Not great. A nurses's day is always pretty grisly. A woman I was with gave birth to a baby in a lift.
Dexter: Well, that was okay, er?
Kate: It would have been, but her husband slipped on the afterbirth and broke his collarbone.
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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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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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A good little film.
18 January 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Tall Guy" is an enjoyable little trifle, featuring Jeff Goldblum as an American actor in London. Rowan Atkinson is hilarious as a conceited bugger, and Emma Thompson plays Goldblum's love-interest. An interesting film, not a classic by any stretch, but worth ninety minutes.


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