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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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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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2 metri di allergia  »

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$510,712
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The exterior shots of the theatre where 'Elephant: The Musical' was playing were of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London. The actual show was filmed on the stage of the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue in London. See more »

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

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Kate: Are you going to walk me home? Or should I just get murdered on my own?
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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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Referenced in 100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) 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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One scene alone makes it worth seeing
13 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

Now, I have to say that I went to see this based on the review of Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, both of whom could not get through a sentence without breaking into laughter when discussing several key scenes. I had never seen either one of them behave that way before, so I went out--this is, what, twelve years ago?--and plunked down my $5 and proceeded to laugh my butt off for two hours. I found both the sex scene and the scene of the musical to be minor gems, and can't recommend this film highly enough, particularly if you are A) a Jeff Goldblum fan, B) an Emma Thompson fan C) a Rowan Atkinson fan, or D) a musical theatre aficionado. You will laugh about the musical theater scene for years to come, particularly if you think Andrew Lloyd Webber is the antichrist, as I do.


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