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My Boyfriend's Back (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | 6 August 1993 (USA)
A teenage boy comes back from the dead because he is determined to win the most beautiful girl in school.

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Bob Balaban

Writer:

Dean Lorey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Lowery Andrew Lowery ... Johnny
Traci Lind ... Missy McCloud
Danny Zorn Danny Zorn ... Eddie
Edward Herrmann ... Mr. Dingle
Mary Beth Hurt ... Mrs. Dingle
Jay O. Sanders ... Sheriff McCloud
Libby Villari ... Camille McCloud
Matthew Fox ... Buck Van Patten
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Chuck Bronski (as Philip Hoffman)
Paul Dooley ... Big Chuck
Austin Pendleton ... Dr. Bronson
David Womack Galewsky David Womack Galewsky ... Young Johnny
Zachary Lefenfeld Zachary Lefenfeld ... Young Eddie
Nicholas Waggoner Nicholas Waggoner ... Young Buck
Zack Steeg Zack Steeg ... 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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Johnny would give an arm and a leg to date Missy. Well, maybe just an arm. 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Johnny Zombie See more »

Filming Locations:

Lockhart, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,465,476, 8 August 1993, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,335,984
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

The Coke cup that Johnny brings back from the refreshment counter into the movie theater is obviously empty. See more »

Quotes

Johnny: It's because I'm dead, isn't it. That's why you won't go out with me.
Missy: Don't insult me.
Johnny: You're afraid of what people might say, aren't you. Behind your back, everybody whispering, 'there goes Missy and the dead kid'!
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Soundtracks

The One I Love
Written by Brennan Hester, Lori Hester-Arthur, Max Butler and Matt Boudreau
Performed by The Sextants
Courtesy of The Imago Recording Company
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A+ for a B movie
14 May 2011 | by Gprime1318See all my reviews

My girlfriend and I had a movie night recently in which we watched the critically (and audience)acclaimed Black Swan, Jackass 3 and this. I bought it mostly because I heard it had some A listers in early rolls and I enjoy trying to point out future stars before my girlfriend can recognize them.

I'm sure I would be mercilessly attacked for saying this on a Black Swan board -or even a Jackass board for that matter- but we both chose My Boyfriend's Back as easily our favourite of the three. Sure it was stupid, but after the dark, serious feel of Black Swan, it's silly, goofy tone was all the more appealing. Andrew Lowery is quite likable in the lead, and Traci Lind is lovely in a roll that was likely quite difficult to play. Her character was required to show some very serious emotions in a very unserious movie, and she seemed to walk the line between them admirably.

The supporting cast was a joy, without fail they understood the script's oddball, offbeat humour and really ran with it. The scene stealing Mary Beth Hurt was a stand out as Lowery's too understanding mother, and Cloris Leachman was excellent in a small, rather thankless cameo. Celebrity watchers will find plenty to keep them busy here as well. A young Matthew Fox (future star of Lost)makes his film debut; Oscar winner Phillip Seymour Hoffman plays his loathsome sidekick;as well as Edward Herrmann and Austin Pendelton(from HBO's Oz, not to mention countless other films and TV shows); character actor Paul Dooley; JFK's Jay O' Sanders; and even Matthew McConaughey makes his film debut as Guy in Movie Theatre.

Perhaps this means I don't have any future as a film critic, but I was really surprised that both of us enjoyed a low budget flick with a rating under 5 and less than two thousand votes hands down over a 13 million dollar movie with 100,000+ votes and a rating over 8.

I guess my point in all this is that you really can't judge a movie based on the general consensus about it. Had I dismissed this movie because of it's low approval among both critics and IMDb user's (as I normally would have), we really would have missed out on a sweet, irreverent little hidden gem. When selecting a movie, don't just check the star rating or critic approval percentage, but scan the fan reviews as well and see if any really speak to you. You just might end up turning a rather uninspired date night into an unexpected last minute success.


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