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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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Trivia

After filming ended, Hurricane Hugo swept through Charleston, South Carolina, where the movie was set, destroying much of the exteriors featured in the film. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Lizzie Potts: Oh great, look at this. Hungry Man, cup o' soup, cup o' stew, cop o' noodles...
Gus Kubicek: Do you mind not indexing my garbage?
Lizzie Potts: What's this?
Gus Kubicek: Oh please, by all means, review my mail.
Lizzie Potts: Get well cards?
Gus Kubicek: When you're through, my diary is upstairs.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: City Limits (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Ask Me Why
Performed by Dee Dee Belson
Written by David Batteau & Cory Lerios (ASCAP)
Published by Stickystamp Music (ASCAP), Xayas Songs (ASCAP), Bob-A-Lew Songs (ASCAP)
Produced by Cory Lerios, John D'Andrea & David Batteau
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Cute romantic comedy
17 September 1998 | by Dion-4See all my reviews

The on-screen chemistry between Jami Gertz and Steve Guttenberg is excellent in this movie and it is this chemistry which makes the movie so appealing. Not a blockbuster movie, but one which can be enjoyed for the fact that it is a pleasant feel good story. Jami Gertz is particularly good in this film , it is a shame that she has not appeared more often in the late 90's apart from her appearance in "Twister". Great performance also from Shelley Long.


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