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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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Mitchell Potts
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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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21 September 1990 (USA)  »

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The Boyfriend School  »

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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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Gus Kubicek: Spirits for the spirits.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Alien from L.A. (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Tell Her It's Me
Performed by Michael Ruff
Written by David Batteau (ASCAP) & Andre Fischer (ASCAP)
Published by Stickystamp Music (ASCAP), Xayas Songs (ASCAP), Le Grande Fromage Music (ASCAP)
Produced by Andre Fischer
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Very Cool Movie...
18 November 2000 | by (Colorado,USA) – See all my reviews

It's a sappy cute romance about a guy who's a little shy, but still tries for the girl of his dreams. This is a very cool movie, though the plot has been done a billion times, I liked this rendition of it. The fact that it seemed semi-plausible made it a very nice love story. One of those movies that makes you go: "AAAAAAAAAAAAAWW."

Also it's funny to see Steve Guttenberg trying to pull off a false identity as "Lobo"... HILARIOUS, and sweet.


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