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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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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>

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A romantic comedy about true love under false pretenses. 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

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: Spirits for the spirits.
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Connections

References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

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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.
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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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