MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 336 this week

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

5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 1,685 users  
Reviews: 27 user | 1 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 »

Director:

Writers:

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

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 28 Jan 2011
 
a list of 319 titles
created 28 Aug 2012
 
eg
a list of 52 titles
created 14 Nov 2012
 
Dub
a list of 1323 titles
created 28 Feb 2013
 
a list of 61 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Boyfriend School (1990)

The Boyfriend School (1990) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Boyfriend School.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

French Exit (1995)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 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
Wounded (1997)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After a grizzly-bear poacher named Hanaghan kills her fiance and fellow Fish & Wildlife Deptartment officer, Julie Clayton sets out to track the killer down and discover why the FBI is ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Martin
Stars: Mädchen Amick, Graham Greene, Adrian Pasdar
Bombshell (1997)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Characters in a bio technological firm utilize nanotechnology (miniature, smart robots) to control others for their own good.

Director: Paul Wynne
Stars: Henry Thomas, Mädchen Amick, Frank Whaley
Frozen Assets (1992)
Comedy
    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
Twist of Fate (1996)
Thriller
    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
Hello Again (1987)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A suburban housewife chokes to death and is brought back to life by a spell cast by her wacky sister.

Director: Frank Perry
Stars: Shelley Long, Judith Ivey, Gabriel Byrne
The Hidden (1987)
Action | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An alien parasite with the ability to possess human bodies goes on a violent crime spree in LA, pursued by a human cop and an alien cop inhabiting a human body.

Director: Jack Sholder
Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri, Claudia Christian
Home Team (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Performing community service for a children's home is Henry's punishment for his gambling addiction. Henry is given the chance to use his past soccer career to right the wrongs by helping ... See full summary »

Director: Allan A. Goldstein
Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Sophie Lorain, Ryan Slater
Bad Medicine (1985)
Comedy
    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
Dream Breakers (TV Movie 1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Stuart Millar
Stars: Robert Loggia, Kyle MacLachlan, D.W. Moffett
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

When Michael Wiseman finds himself thrown out of his wealthy Toronto family home for abusing drugs, he proceeds to fall into a lonely, drug-laden personal nightmare accompanied by a sleazy drug dealer and a hooker from Parry Sound.

Director: Stuart Clarfield
Stars: Jay Ould, Shelley Long, Alan Powell
Overdrive (1998)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Reckless race-car driver Gary Stricker finds a woman who gives him a new reason to live - but she might also get him killed.

Director: Lev L. Spiro
Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Robert Wagner, Kaela Dobkin
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

21 September 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Boyfriend School  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Gross:

$1,171,762 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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: I am Lobo. I hunt alone. I need no one.
See more »

Connections

References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

My Way
Written by Paul Anka (as Anka) / Jacques Revaux (as Revaux) / Claude François (as Francois) / Gilles Thibault (as Thibault)
Published by Management Agency & Music Publishing, Inc., BMI S.D.R.M.
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
George michael and billy ray cyrus love child blndshvmorfn13
Where was this movie filmed? Flowerlillie
GeeGaw or Totem? freakthemusical2000
DVD? AnnetteJS
Does Shelly Long look cross eyed? bluangel19
Discuss The Boyfriend School (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?