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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.

Director:

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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Storyline

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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Gross USA:

$3,335,984

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,335,984
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Matthew McConaughey's first film. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Dr. Bronson: Okay, well, you're dead. Which is unusual, because we don't normally see this much activity in a dead person.
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Referenced in Something to Scream About (2003) See more »

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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Makes a mockery of the typical teen schlock.
5 February 2005 | by vertigo_14See 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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