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The Boyfriend School (1990)
"Don't Tell Her It's Me" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  21 September 1990 (USA)
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Gus is a fat cartoonist that recently won a battle against cancer, which explains his baldness. But he is also lonely. Therefore, his caring sister tries to set him up with suitable woman. ... See full summary »

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Kevin Scannell ...
Mitchell Potts
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Nada Despotovich ...
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Babette
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Man in Bar
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Ron Orbach ...
Bobbi
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Airport Security Guard
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Gus is a fat cartoonist that recently won a battle against cancer, which explains his baldness. But he is also lonely. Therefore, his caring sister tries to set him up with suitable woman. But to do so, she must turn him into an irresistible man. When he falls in love with Emily, Gus takes the identity of a mysterious biker from New Zealand. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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A romantic comedy about true love under false pretenses. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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21 September 1990 (USA)  »

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The Boyfriend School  »

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$1,171,762 (USA)
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Trivia

Based on the novel by Sarah Bird also entitled "The boyfriend school" She adapted the screenplay for this movie. See more »

Goofs

Gus's "Maori" pendant bears no resemblance to actual Maori artwork. See more »

Quotes

Gus Kubicek: Emily.
Emily Pear: Lobo!
Gus Kubicek: I have something to tell you...
Emily Pear: No, I have something to tell you. To ask you. Two questions: Are you gay?
Gus Kubicek: Gay? No, I am not...
Emily Pear: Great! Are you free of disease?
Gus Kubicek: I've got an ingrown toenail, but, Emily I am...
Emily Pear: Don't talk. That's all I wanted to know. God help me, I don't care if you're married. I know that you're leaving, I know we'll only have this one night but I want it Lobo. I want the memories.
Gus Kubicek: Emily... I...
[Emily proceeds to kiss him interrupting his words]
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References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Je veux vivre dans ce rêve
from "Roméo et Juliette"
Performed by Patricia Smith
Composed by Charles Gounod
Produced by Teri Nelson
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Cute romantic comedy
17 September 1998 | by (Brisbane, Qld) – See all my reviews

The on-screen chemistry between Jami Gertz and Steve Guttenberg is excellent in this movie and it is this chemistry which makes the movie so appealing. Not a blockbuster movie, but one which can be enjoyed for the fact that it is a pleasant feel good story. Jami Gertz is particularly good in this film , it is a shame that she has not appeared more often in the late 90's apart from her appearance in "Twister". Great performance also from Shelley Long.


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