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Cast

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Randy Bodek
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Diane Bodek
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Joe Bodek
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Jenny Gordon
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Jory Talbot (as Charles Hunter Walsh)
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Alex Barnett
Bernie Coulson ...
Sal
Ray Girardin ...
Henry
Rob Camilletti ...
Tony (as Robert Camilletti)
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Kim Miyori ...
Kyoko Bruckner
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Dr. Reed Palmer
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Claude Delancy
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Monica Delancy
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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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Randy Bodek has no idea how to treat a woman . . . but he's working on it. [Theatrical] See more »

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28 April 1989 (USA)  »

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$3,960,327 (USA)
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A August 1985 issue of sports illustrated with Bernie Kosar is on the Bodek coffee table. See more »

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When Randy messes with the glass balls there are pieces of glass on the table and the floor in one shot and they are all gone in the next shot one second later. See more »

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Harry Bruckner: [outside Claude's house] Come on out here! You, who've been porkin' my wife!
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References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

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Tiger Rag
Written by Harry DeCosta, Edwin B. Edwards, Nick LaRocca (as D. James LaRocca),
Tony Sbarbaro (as Anthony Sbarbaro) and Larry Shields
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A guilty pleasure
16 October 2002 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

While not doing anything particularly well, Loverboy won me over by the sheer lunacy of the plot. Guy breaks up with girl, needs money, delivers pizzas, becomes male hooker.... You get the point. It's so dumb that I love it. Patrick Dempsey is surprisingly good in this movie playing the naive, bumbling gigolo who stumbles into his new job. It's worth watching on cable.


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