The Tall Guy

1989

Mel Smith
Director

Inept, vertically enhanced actor falls for a nurse and becomes the star of a musical version of The Elephant Man.

Early comedy effort from Four Weddings scribe, Richard Curtis. The elephant man musical spoof drags on a bit, but is atoned for by a rather erotic comic sex scene, Hugh Thomas demented medico and Madness on the soundtrack.

US version removes a scene or two and eliminates Suggs from his own song for reasons I can't fathom.



13th April 1989
Cinema


92 mins



21st September 1990
Cinema





Tall Guy
19th March 2002
DVD




1.85:1


1st March 2005
DVD







10th January 2012
DVD



85 mins





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Jeff Goldblum
Dexter King
Emma Thompson
Kate Lemon
Rowan Atkinson
Ron Anderson
Geraldine James
Carmen
Emil Wolk
Cyprus Charlie
Kim Thomson
Cheryl
Harold Innocent
Timothy
Anna Massey
Mary
Joanna Kanska
Tamara
Peter Kelly
Gavin
Tim Barlow
Mr Morrow
Hugh Thomas
Dr. Karabekian
Angus Deayton
Actor in Agent's Office (UK Version)
Robin Driscoll
Actor in Agent's Office (UK Version)
Harriet Keevil
Mary's Secretary (UK Version)
Tony Forsyth
Berkoff Actor
Stephen Marchant
Berkoff Actor
Ian Lindsay
TV Director
Kate DuchĂȘne
Old Girlfriend
Angela Meredith
Old Girlfriend
Fred Bryant
Dying Old Man
Susan Field
Dr. Freud
Michael Fitzgerald
Man with Vacuum Cleaner Pipe
Jason Isaacs
Doctor#2
Francis Johnson
Male Nurse
Charles Lamb
Old Man in Wheelchair
Martin Sadler
Doctor#1
Thomas Lockyer
Michael
Kate Lonergan
Stage Manager - Rubberface
Declan Mulholland
Rubberface Doorman
Simon Bell
After Dark Presenter
Susan Beresford
WPC
Sarah-Jane Fenton
Actress at Awards Show
Piers Fletcher
Himself
Neil Hamilton
Naked George
Charles Augins
Choreographer
Peter Brewis
Freddy
Joolia Cappleman
Costume Designer
John Waldon
Company Stage Manager
Bob Appleby
'Elephant' Chorus (Max)
Wayne Anthoney
'Elephant' Chorus
Peter Barry
'Elephant' Chorus
Mike De Souter
'Elephant' Chorus
Steve Graf
'Elephant' Chorus
Stacey Haynes
'Elephant' Chorus
Ruby-Marie Hutchinson
'Elephant' Chorus
Bruce Leader
'Elephant' Chorus
Jan Lloyd
'Elephant' Chorus
Kenny Linden
'Elephant' Chorus
Jerry Manley
'Elephant' Chorus
Toby Philpott
'Elephant' Chorus
B. J. Rambo
'Elephant' Chorus
Kim Rosato
'Elephant' Chorus
Wendy Schoeman
'Elephant' Chorus
Nadine Shenton
'Elephant' Chorus
Dougie Trevor
'Elephant' Chorus
Stephen Tye
'Elephant' Chorus
Melvyn Bragg
Himself
John Inman
Special Guest Appearance
Graham McPherson
Cameo (UK Version)
Jonathan Ross
Cameo
Mel Smith
drunk at party
Richard Curtis
Cameo - man leaving bathroom
Jon Glover
Singing Underpants
Derek Lyons
Singing Man in Bed
Anthony Woodruff
elephant Doorman
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'Elephant' Chorus (bearded lady)
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'Elephant' Chorus
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Prostitute
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'Elephant' Chorus
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'Elephant' Chorus