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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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Kevin Scannell ...
Mitchell Potts
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Hairdresser
Nada Despotovich ...
Receptionist
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Babette
Don Hood ...
Deputy
Bill Applebaum ...
Man in Bar
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Gas Station Attendant
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Bobbi
Stacy Areheart ...
Teenage Girl
Bert Hogue ...
Airport Security Guard
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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

Lizzie Potts: Oh great, look at this. Hungry Man, cup o' soup, cup o' stew, cop o' noodles...
Gus Kubicek: Do you mind not indexing my garbage?
Lizzie Potts: What's this?
Gus Kubicek: Oh please, by all means, review my mail.
Lizzie Potts: Get well cards?
Gus Kubicek: When you're through, my diary is upstairs.
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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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Shelley Long at her best
23 March 2005 | by (EASTBOURNE, ENGLAND) – See all my reviews

Yes Shelley Long at her best as Lizzie Potts with a nome de plume of Vivecca Lamoreaux a romance novel writer An American look a like of the English Emma with Lizzie as the interfering sister trying to marry off her brother Gus The whole caste in this film were excellent including a little girl called Annabelle and a dog called killer. This film was a joy to watch from beginning to end and though not what I would call funny was definitely good fun. Shelley spelling out to Annabelle the consequences of eating engine oil, inhaling gas and eating bugs was an absolute master stroke carried off by Miss Long. The ending was so good because when the happy couple are flying off and you think thats it there is Shelley with a massive big pair of binoculars watching the plane and says "Alright. Two points to the Gus plusher. Oh amore amore amore". Shelley interacts with youngsters so well that you can see its something she loves doing.


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