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Paperback Hero

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Original title
Paperback Hero
Year
Running time
96 min.
Country
Australia Australia
Director
Screenwriter
Antony J. Bowman
Music
Burkhard von Dallwitz
Cinematography
David Burr
Cast
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Producer
Polygram Filmed Entertainment
Genre
Romance. Comedy | Romantic Comedy
Synopsis / Plot
A truck driver who writes romantic fiction acquires a female pseudonym which he borrows from a friend. When a major publishing deal is in the offing he has to persuade his 'friend' to take part in the charade.

Jack Willis (Hugh Jackman) 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 (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...
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