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The Tall Guy M

Director: Mel Smith Country: UK (1989)
Language: English

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Jeff Goldblum, Emma Thompson and Rowan Atkinson star in the directorial debut of comedy legend Mel Smith, and the first ever feature film written by Richard Curtis, who based the script on his own experiences as Atkinson’s straight man comedic foil.

Goldblum is Dexter King, an American actor living in London, making his living in a popular stage show as the straight man to hammy, egocentric comedian Ron Anderson. His budding romance with outgoing nurse Kate is offset by potential destitution when he finds himself suddenly fired by Ron. But then Dexter’s charms land him the title role in a musical adaptation of The Elephant Man, and he finds himself in a world of success and temptation.

With The Tall Guy, Mel Smith (Bean) and Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral) announced their arrival on the silver screen in characteristically tongue-in-cheek fashion, while Goldblum is as droll and endearingly gangly as always, his idiosyncratic tics giving weight to the deadpan klutz Dexter.

“Jeff Goldblum is a paragon of gawky charm and awkward vulnerabilities in The Tall Guy … A triumph of tongue and cheekiness.” – The Washington Post

Tickets

0455
Fri 09 Aug 11:30 pm [0455]
Thor: Ragnarok (130 mins)
The Fly (96 mins)
Independence Day (145 mins)
Vibes (99 mins)
The Tall Guy (92 mins)
The Astor Theatre Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Key Cast
Emma Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, Rowan Atkinson
Director
Mel Smith
Producer
Paul Webster
Screenwriter
Richard Curtis
Cinematographer
Adrian Biddle
Composer
Peter Brewis
Format
35mm
Company Credit
World Sales: Park Circus

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