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The Shrimp on the Barbie (1990)

 -  Comedy  -  31 August 1990 (USA)
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Down on his luck and working in a Mexican restaurant in Australia, an American tourist is hired by a icy heiress to pose as an obnoxious new boyfriend in an attempt to make her father accept her current boyfriend.

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Carlos
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Alex
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Bruce
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Wayne
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Dominique
Terence Cooper ...
Sir Ian Hobart
Jeanette Cronin ...
Maggie Ridley
Gary McCormick ...
Gary Williams
Frank Whitten ...
Blue
June Bishop ...
Lady Irene Hobart
David Argue ...
Kevin
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Mr. Ridley
Val Lamond ...
Mrs. Ridley
Claire Glenister ...
TV Anchorwoman
Jonathan Coleman ...
Postman
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Carlos failed in the show-biz and currently works as waiter in a Mexican restaurant. There he meets Alex and dumb footballer Bruce, who celebrate their engagement with her parents. Alex' father is less than thrilled of her fiancée and says he'd rather accept anybody else. Eventually Alex hires Carlos to present him as her new fiancée. But her father sees through the game... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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31 August 1990 (USA)  »

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Cheech ohne Chong - Jetzt rauchts in Neuseeland  »

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A sex scene between Dominique and Bruce in Bruce's hotel room was cut for time. See more »

Goofs

When Alex screeches to a halt and parks outside the airport looking for Carlos, a car and a truck can be seen parked near behind. However, when she gets out of the car, both vehicles are gone. See more »

Quotes

Carlos: Hey, do you mind if I use that stick?
Alex: What stick?
Carlos: The one that's up your butt!
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Written by Simon Sheward & Hattie St John
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Just for your information the plot is lifted from the RKO film WALKING ON AIR with Gene Raymond and Ann Southern from 1936. I liked both versions. Cheech recaptured the charisma and talent of his stand up routine. Emma showed more than just a beautiful ornamental piece of furniture. Though low budget the Australian setting was refreshing and I always enjoy the opposites attract 'cute' meet. Like the more contemporary SHE'S OUT OF YOUR LEAGUE or the very under rated THE BIRDS AND THE BEES with George Gobel and Mitzi Gaynor the physical mismatch of ugly guy and pretty girl regardless of the machinations contrived by the plot never fails to bring a smile of satisfaction for me.


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