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My Boyfriend's Back (1993)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Horror  |  6 August 1993 (USA)
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Missy McCloud is the most beautiful girl in school and Johnny Dingle has been in love with her for years. One night, Johnny is killed trying to win her over, and soon he comes back from the... See full summary »

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Cast

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Mrs. Dingle
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Sheriff McCloud
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Camille McCloud
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Buck Van Patten
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Chuck Bronski (as Philip Hoffman)
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Zachary Lefenfeld ...
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Nicholas Waggoner ...
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Young Chuck
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Missy McCloud is the most beautiful girl in school and Johnny Dingle has been in love with her for years. One night, Johnny is killed trying to win her over, and soon he comes back from the dead, and wins Missy's heart. Written by Anonymous

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A comedy that proves true love never dies. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for a teen sex fantasy, zombie violence and some language | See all certifications »

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6 August 1993 (USA)  »

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Johnny Zombie  »

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$3,335,984 (USA)
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While filming on location at C.D. Fulkes Middle School in Round Rock, TX, the film was titled "Johnny Zombie". See more »

Goofs

Johnny's left ear falls off in Missy's mouth but when he goes to the doctor's office he turns his head slightly and for a brief moment you can see the ear that was supposed to have fallen off. See more »

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Eddie: Alright, newsflash, this just in, Johnny: Missy is going to the prom with Buck. You got it?
Johnny: Look. You pretend to kill her, I save her life, she thinks I'm a hero, ditches Buck and goes to the prom with me. How sweet is that?
Eddie: This is desperate and this is sick. I think you should get some therapy. I do!
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Referenced in Coach: Her Boyfriend's Back (1996) See more »

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Written and Performed by Julianna Raye
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Makes a mockery of the typical teen schlock.
5 February 2005 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

'My Boyfriend's Back' is both great as a political analogy (dealing with generic prejudice and social mistrust) as well as a hard mockery of standard teen fare. The story is that of a teen who is dying to go to the prom with the school beauty. Unfortunately, a plan to get her attention backfires and he dies. But, he rises as the walking dead in order to keep the date. But, even though no one seems to mind much that the dead kid pretty much resumed his normal life, he is quickly decaying. And, it requires that he eats living things in order to slow the process until a doctor (played fantastically by character actor, Austin Pendleton) can figure out how to chemically reverse the process. Of course, his cannibalism does not blow over well with the towns folk, who soon begin to ostracize the boy (and violently, at that).

It is a witty little black comedy that does sometimes strive too hard to impose its humor on the audience (though, maintaining some witty subtle humor at the same time). The generic supporting characters such as the oblivious father (played by Edward Hermann), the exceedingly prim mother, and, of course, the doctor (Austin Pendleton) are great. Its seems like a more scaled down, cheaper version of something that Tim Burton could put together (and sort of did, with Frankenweenie). Also, look for Cloris Leachman, Paul Dooley, and a then-unknown Matthew Fox and Phyllip Seymour Hoffman in supporting roles.

If you enjoy this movie, check out 'My Best Friend is a Vampire,' 'The Applegates,' 'I Was a Teenage Zombie,' 'Terror Vision,' or the disturbing black comedy 'Parents.' This is one of those oddball varieties.


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