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Johnny
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Sam
Danielle Spencer ...
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Emily Lumbers ...
Jenny
Rodney Bell ...
Shorty
Ben Oxenbould ...
Heavyfoot
Myles Collins ...
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Nort (as Marc Gray)
Megan Connolly ...
Kathleen
John Blair ...
Billy
Rani Lockland ...
Gail
Ajay Rochester ...
Mandy (as Lea-Ann Towler)
Paul Robertson ...
Birdie
George Whaley ...
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Jacquy Phillips ...
Marion (as Jacqy Phillips)
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After 18 months Sam returns to his place of birth. He wants to ask his girlfriend Meg who he had let down when he left, to go with him to the big city. However Meg was deeply sad because of Sam's leaving, that she had started a relation with his best friend Johnny. At the night of Sam's unexpected return, Johhny asks Meg to marry him. Meg is forced to make a choice! That Saturday night, Meg and a desperate and drunk Johhny deceide to escape from their dancing night. The only problem is, that Sam at that same time leaves the village to go to the big city and he pursues them. In this tragical night, two cars are racing on the freeway on their way to the level crossing and a frontal car accident... Written by Edwin van Oorschot <info@edwinvanoorschot.nl>

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Where destiny meets desire. See more »

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Russell Crowe (Johnny) met Danielle Spencer (Meg) at this film and they are now married See more »

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[first lines]
Man: My tongues are tied.
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My Boyfriend's Back
Written by Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein and Richard Gottehrer
Performed by the Chantoozies
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An unpretentious little gem
25 July 2001 | by (New Orleans, LA) – See all my reviews

This one sort of snuck up on me. I wasn't expecting anything except to see an embryonic Russell Crowe learning to act, but, hey, he already knew how in this, his first leading role. He was utterly believable -- and touching -- as the potential loser in a love triangle. Both of the other leads were very fine also. The photography wasn't as intense as I would have liked --[some of the scenes look a bit washed out] -- but other than that, it is a fine little film.


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