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Loverboy (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 28 April 1989 (USA)
Randy is still unfocused after 2 years in college. His dad will no longer pay tuition and Randy gets a job delivering pizzas. Several cute cougars pay him $200 for pizza delivery and "services rendered". Their husbands?

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Dempsey ... Randy / Son
Kate Jackson ... Diane / Mother
Robert Ginty ... Joe / Father
Nancy Valen ... Jenny / Randy's girlfriend
Dylan Walsh ... Jory Talbot (as Charles Hunter Walsh)
Barbara Carrera ... Alex / Randy's lover
Bernie Coulson ... Sal
Ray Girardin Ray Girardin ... Henry
Rob Camilletti Rob Camilletti ... Tony (as Robert Camilletti)
Vic Tayback ... Harry Bruckner
Kim Miyori ... Kyoko Bruckner / Pizza customer
Robert Picardo ... Dr. Reed Palmer
Kirstie Alley ... Dr. Joyce Palmer / Pizza customer
Peter Koch ... Claude Delancy
Carrie Fisher ... Monica Delancy / Pizza customer
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Storyline

College sophomore Randy Bodek is unfocused. The only thing he knows is that he loves his roommate, Jenny Gordon, who feels unappreciated as other things in his life seem to take precedence over her. He hasn't even told his parents, Diane and Joe Bodek, that he is living with a female, let alone a significant other. As such, Jenny breaks up with him at the end of the semester. While Randy is home during the summer break, Joe, against Diane's wishes, decides not to fund Randy's college education anymore as he is flunking all his classes, and hasn't yet declared a major. Not knowing what to do besides try to get back to college if only to be with Jenny, Randy gets a minimum wage job as a delivery guy at a pizza joint. During the course of his job, he meets Alex Barnett, a beautiful, older, sophisticated woman who likes pizzas with extra anchovies. To his surprise, she seduces him, after their sexual encounter which she gives him $200 to help him get back to college. Without telling him, ... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

Randy Bodek has no idea how to treat a woman . . . but he's working on it. [Theatrical] See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ljubavnik See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Monica, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,653,102, 30 April 1989

Gross USA:

$3,960,327

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,960,327
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The jersey Randy gives Jenny is a home New York Jets Mark Gastineau #99 jersey. See more »

Goofs

The inflatable lobster that Randy lands on after jumping out of the motel window goes from being inflated to deflated back to inflated between shots. See more »

Quotes

[Diane overhears Randy on the phone with Jenny but thinks he's on the phone with a gay lover]
Randy Bodek: I want another chance. My life is a mess without you. Yeah, I know. I'm not ashamed of you. I'm proud. I'm gonna tell my parents about you. And I really want them to meet you.
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Connections

References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

They Can't Take That Away From Me
Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Fred Astaire
Courtesy of CBS Records
by arrangement with CBS Records Music Licensing Department
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Underrated comedy
24 January 1999 | by Jeremy-124See all my reviews

This movie was unjustly dismissed when it came out. It's no classic, but has many genuinely funny moments. It has playful fun with sexual roles in our society, and its positive message seems to be that friendship and caring are more important than sex. Patrick Dempsey showed a real flair for physical comedy that hasn't been utilized since, and the supporting cast, especially Kirstie Alley and Carrie Fisher, seem to be having lots of fun. Worth a look!


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