In New York City, Jack Jericho, an elementary school teacher who lives with and takes care of his ailing grandmother Nellie, is a bit of a scammer, most notably demonstrated by he continually rehearsing his corny pick-up line in front of the mirror. Along with his good looking but slightly broken down vintage red Camaro convertible and his surface charm, Jack scours the streets for women he is attracted to to use his well-rehearsed pick-up line, he asking the important questions, such as marital status of his potential conquests, after the fact if he asks at all, the answers to which he doesn't really care. These pick-ups work a small percentage of the time, which is good enough for him as he collects his conquests' telephone numbers written down on a well-worn piece of paper he carries around with him at all times. Jack eventually uses his pick-up routine on two women he spies at a nightclub associated with who he will learn is mobster Alonzo Scolara. The first is Lulu, Alonzo's dumb...Written by
According to the "Robert Downey, Jr. Film Guide" website, Warren Beatty was originally involved as a producer, but he was unhappy with how the movie turned out, and wouldn't put his name on it. See more »
In the movie's final scene, Randi (Molly Ringwald) appears outside Jack's (Robert Downey Jr.) Home as Jack emerges. But Randi should have no idea where Jack lives, and the home belongs to his grandmother so he can't look it up. See more »
Has anyone said you have a magnificent smile and skin invented to be touched?
No one who wasn't trying to pick me up.
And would that be a sin?
No. Desire is never a mistake. Only rejection is.
It isn't going to happen.
How can you say that when this look on your face is bubbling with curiosity?
Because my boyfriend's gonna be back any minute and if I'm not here he'll kill me.
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Dreary romance-comedy about a womanizer (Downey Jr.) who finally meets his match in a museum tour guide. (Ringwald) Obvious vehicle for Ringwald, who is fine, but Downey Jr. is the one who is given the most screen time...hence the one who sinks the film.
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