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The Boyfriend School (1990)

Don't Tell Her It's Me (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 21 September 1990 (USA)
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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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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$1,171,762 (USA)
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Steve Guttenberg received a $1 million salary for his work in the film. See more »

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

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Gus Kubicek: Emily.
Emily Pear: Lobo!
Gus Kubicek: I have something to tell you...
Emily Pear: No, I have something to tell you. To ask you. Two questions: Are you gay?
Gus Kubicek: Gay? No, I am not...
Emily Pear: Great! Are you free of disease?
Gus Kubicek: I've got an ingrown toenail, but, Emily I am...
Emily Pear: Don't talk. That's all I wanted to know. God help me, I don't care if you're married. I know that you're leaving, I know we'll only have this one night but I want it Lobo. I want the memories.
Gus Kubicek: Emily... I...
[Emily proceeds to kiss him interrupting his words]
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References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

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My Way
Written by Paul Anka / Jacques Revaux / Claude François / Gilles Thibault
Published by Management Agency & Music Publishing, Inc., BMI S.D.R.M.
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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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