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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)
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Cartoonist Gus has survived cancer treatment and now his romance novelist sister tries to find him a woman and guide him. Will they succeed?

Director:

Malcolm Mowbray

Writers:

Sarah Bird (novel), Sarah Bird (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shelley Long ... Lizzie Potts
Steve Guttenberg ... Gus Kubicek
Jami Gertz ... Emily Pear
Kyle MacLachlan ... Trout
Mädchen Amick ... Mandy
Kevin Scannell Kevin Scannell ... Mitchell Potts
Perry Anzilotti ... Hairdresser
Nada Despotovich Nada Despotovich ... Receptionist
Beth Grant ... Babette
Don Hood ... Deputy
Bill Applebaum Bill Applebaum ... Man in Bar
O'Neal Compton ... Gas Station Attendant
Ron Orbach ... Bobbi
Stacy Areheart Stacy Areheart ... Teenage Girl
Bert Hogue Bert Hogue ... Airport Security Guard
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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 women. 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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Boyfriend School See more »

Filming Locations:

Charleston, South Carolina, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$531,714, 23 September 1990

Gross USA:

$1,171,762

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,171,762
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Steve Guttenberg received a one million dollar salary for his work in the film. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Emily Pear: Gay? Diseased? Married... ugh!
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Alien from L.A. (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Talk To Me
Performed by David Batteau
Written by David Batteau (ASCAP) & Mark Leonard (ASCAP)
Published by Stickystamp Music (ASCAP), Xayas Songs (ASCAP), Markmeem Music (ASCAP)
Produced by John Farrar
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I would say it's cute.
12 February 2013 | by anton2101See all my reviews

Not being a native speaker it is sometimes hard for me to understand what is the meaning of some words because we don't have an equivalent in my language. One of such words is cute, neither beautiful nor attractive. I was explained it's like somehow good or beautiful but not enough. This movie is just like that. Unless you are totally romantic you gonna hate this film. I mean predictable story, lots of overused moments and twists, classical ending... I loved it! The thing is the film is good at it's main purpose, it is romantically charming. And that means a lot, at least to me. It's a good-natured film about good-natured people for the good-natured viewers.


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