My Boyfriend's Back (1993 film)

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My Boyfriend's Back
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Bob Balaban
Produced by Sean S. Cunningham
Written by Dean Lorey
Starring Andrew Lowery
Traci Lind
Music by Harry Manfredini
Cinematography Mac Ahlberg
Edited by Michael Jablow
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Release dates
  • August 6, 1993 (1993-08-06)
Running time 85 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $3,335,984

My Boyfriend's Back is a 1993 American romantic black comedy/fantasy/horror film directed by Bob Balaban which tells the story of Johnny Dingle, a teenage boy who returns from the dead as a zombie to meet Missy McCloud, the girl he's in love with, for a date. The movie received negative reviews for its weak plot and bad acting.

The movie's title is a reference to the 1963 song of the same name by The Angels. The original title of the film, Johnny Zombie was changed shortly before the film's theatrical release. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Matthew McConaughey, and Matthew Fox appear in small roles in the film.




This is Matthew Fox and Matthew McConaughey's first film roles. Renée Zellweger's only scene was cut from the film.[1]


The film was met with very negative reviews and had a very poor box office gross, making $3,335,984.[2] It currently holds a 10% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 20 reviews.

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