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Paperback Hero (1999)

96 min | Comedy, Romance

Jack Willis is a handsome roadtrain driver with a secret - he has just become a top-selling romance novelist. However, being a 'man's man' in the Australian outlook, to avoid embarrassment, he needs a name, a woman's name - and he chooses ...See moreJack Willis is a handsome roadtrain driver with a secret - he has just become a top-selling romance novelist. However, being a 'man's man' in the Australian outlook, to avoid embarrassment, he needs a name, a woman's name - and he chooses that of his best friend, Ruby Vale. He must do some fancy footwork to continue the charade when the glamorous city publisher, Ziggy, arrives in dusty outback Lucktown to sign 'Ruby Vale' to a major book deal. Ruby agrees to help Jack though it's for her own gain as well - the publisher will pay for her coming wedding (with Hamish, Jack's buddy). Accompanied by Jack, Ruby goes to Sydney to meet the media, appear on TV and cocktail parties, etc. Gradually, Jack realizes that he has fallen in love with Ruby, while Ruby is also touched by Jack's novel. However, Hamish arrives in Sydney a few days later and asks both of them to stop all these foolish things... Written by L.H. Wong See less
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Antony J. Bowman (as Anthony Bowman)
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Updated Mar 25, 1999

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Aug 5, 2000 (United States)

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Claudia Karvan
Ruby Vale Ruby Vale   See fewer
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Hugh Jackman
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Angie Milliken
Ziggy Keane Ziggy Keane   See fewer
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Barry Rugless
Mad Pete Mad Pete   See fewer
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Barry Lea
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
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Steven Colling
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Randel Ross
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Bill Watson
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Scott Nugent
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Brooke Fairley
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Ross Marsden
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Errol (as Charlie Little) Errol (as Charlie Little)   See fewer
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Larisa Chen
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Michael Forde
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Catherine Miller
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Andrew Buchanan
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Leon Delaney
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Daniel Murphy
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Adam Ray
Clive Rooney Clive Rooney   See fewer
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Douglas Hedge
George West George West   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 1,852 votes