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

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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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Nada Despotovich ...
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Babette
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Man in Bar
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Ron Orbach ...
Bobbi
Stacy Areheart ...
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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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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

Emily Pear: What's your daughters name?
Lizzie Potts: Annabelle. Or piglet, mostly piglet.
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References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Flames D'Enfer
Performed by Beausoleil
Traditional: Words and Arrangement by Michael Doucet, BMI
Published by Happy Valley Music, BMI
Rounder Records Corporation
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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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