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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)
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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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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Gus #1 didn't have a ghost of a chance until he became... Gus #2. With his new looks the girl of his dreams is about to find out that looks are only skin deep when she falls in love with Gus #1 and #2. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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$1,171,762 (USA)
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Trivia

"The Boyfriend School" was the film's working title until the marketing department at Hemdale, its studio, learned that the title tested poorly in its surveys. Alternate titles considered included: "Two of Gus," "What She Knew," and "Don't Tell Her It's Me," with the latter title finally making the cut. However, the film was retitled "The Boyfriend School" for cable-TV airings, as well as the DVD release. See more »

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

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Lizzie Potts: No! Annabelle! Don't play with the space heater coil. Piglet, if you breath gas it will tie up all your available hemoglobin and there will be none left for oxygen transfer. Your lips and nail beds will turn cherry red and you'll die of carbon monoxide poisoning. I like to acquaint her with consequences.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Alien from L.A. (1993) See more »

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Don't Ask Me Why
Performed by Dee Dee Belson
Written by David Batteau & Cory Lerios (ASCAP)
Published by Stickystamp Music (ASCAP), Xayas Songs (ASCAP), Bob-A-Lew Songs (ASCAP)
Produced by Cory Lerios, John D'Andrea & David Batteau
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Funny Face
9 April 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Absolutely charming, an old school romance that would never see the light of day in the noughties.

Full of genuinely funny moments, particularly from Shelley Long chastising her infant on the dangers of sticking fingers in sockets or eating oil covered bolts in a non-chalont manner. Leads look great and have the timing for comedy. Jamie Gertz never fails to charm.

Funny, romantic, inspiring and beautiful, says this soppy old romantic.


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