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

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  21 September 1990 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 1,757 users  
Reviews: 27 user | 2 critic

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 »



(novel), (screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A ballet dancer is affected with cancer.

Director: Carl Schenkel
Stars: Jami Gertz, Martha Plimpton, George Peppard
Rich in Love (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Charleston, South Carolina. The Odoms have lived a life of the traditions of the American south in their longtime, large family beach front home. That tradition is turned upside down when ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Albert Finney, Jill Clayburgh, Kathryn Erbe
Bad Medicine (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Jeff Marx wants to study medicine and become a physician. However, his grades are far from enough to get him into an American medical school. But instead he gets a chance to study medicine ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Miller
Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Alan Arkin, Julie Hagerty
Twist of Fate (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A beautiful attorney's hunt for a serial killer is frustrated by his accomplice's twisted scheme to keep the killer free at all costs. Now, she must set a trap to catch them-if they don't get to her first.

Director: Max Fischer
Stars: Mädchen Amick, Don Jordan, Chris Mulkey
Frozen Assets (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A man is hired to run a bank which turns out to be a sperm bank.

Director: George Miller
Stars: Shelley Long, Corbin Bernsen, Larry Miller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Paul Harrington thinks he has the perfect wife, stunning, kind, and ambitious. Yet behind Lauren's pretty face (played by Madchen Amick) lies a wicked person who sent her former boyfriend ... See full summary »

Director: William Curran
Stars: John Lithgow, Eric Roberts, Mädchen Amick
French Exit (1995)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

This movie attempts a persiflage on the Hollywood film industry, depicting two young authors, struggling on their way to their first successful screenplay: Right from the beginning - when ... See full summary »

Director: Daphna Kastner
Stars: Mädchen Amick, Jonathan Silverman, Molly Hagan
Up the Creek (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Bob McGraw is in his 12th year of college, goofing his way through life. Bob the slacker, Irwin the alcoholic geek, Gonzer the human food disposal and Max the ne'er do well are the four ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Butler
Stars: Tim Matheson, Jennifer Runyon, Stephen Furst
Jersey Girl (1992)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Sal is a wealthy and triumphant yuppie who normaly would not do everything in order to get a woman. But this time it is something special and he is about to give up his position for his ... See full summary »

Director: David Burton Morris
Stars: Jami Gertz, Dylan McDermott, Sheryl Lee
Lip Service (2001)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Two very different former college roomates reunite under strange circumstances.

Director: Shawn Schepps
Stars: Jami Gertz, Sybil Temchen, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Moonshine Highway (TV Movie 1996)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

During prohibition days, many hillbilly moonshine stills were hidden in hills of middle America. Jed Muldoon was about the best runner of moonshine whiskey around. Usually the local yokels ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Armstrong
Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Randy Quaid, Maria del Mar
Dream Breakers (TV Movie 1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Stuart Millar
Stars: Robert Loggia, Kyle MacLachlan, D.W. Moffett


Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Scannell ...
Mitchell Potts
Nada Despotovich ...
Don Hood ...
Bill Applebaum ...
Man in Bar
Gas Station Attendant
Ron Orbach ...
Stacy Areheart ...
Teenage Girl
Bert Hogue ...
Airport Security Guard


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 <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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


Comedy | Romance


PG-13 | See all certifications »





Release Date:

21 September 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Boyfriend School  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office


$1,171,762 (USA)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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


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


Gus Kubicek: Spirits for the spirits.
See more »


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


Talk To Me
Performed by David Batteau
Written by David Batteau (ASCAP) & Mark Leonard (ASCAP)
Published by Stickystamp Music (ASCAP), Xayas Songs (ASCAP), Markmeem Music (ASCAP)
Produced by John Farrar
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Very Enjoyable Love Story
27 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found that this was a very enjoyable film and even though films like this(probably smaller budget, not a lot of hype, etc.)may not get the critics raves, it IS a good rental or cable view for anyone who likes the "star-crossed" lovers theme with a lot of the silly hi-jinx that usually surround them.

I absolutely ADORE Steve Guttenburg no matter what he plays in especially due to his boyish likability and the "attainable" characters he usually plays. Not to mention, he is an absolute HOTTIE! As for the rest of the cast, they were all chosen well especially Jami Gertz and Shelly Long. All in all a good, CLEAN(which is hard to find these days) and fun little movie. My thumbs up! lol

5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Boyfriend School???? ADORA
Where was this movie filmed? Flowerlillie
GeeGaw or Totem? freakthemusical2000
George michael and billy ray cyrus love child blndshvmorfn13
DVD? AnnetteJS
Music aladynlove
Discuss The Boyfriend School (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: