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Loverboy (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 28 April 1989 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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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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Kyoko Bruckner
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Dr. Reed Palmer
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Claude 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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$3,960,327 (USA)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Tony is chasing Mrs. Bodek, there is a scene in which the motorbike crashes into a car. By the time the chase ends, the bike is undamaged See more »

Quotes

Tony: In Genova a husband come after me with a butcher knife. We fight, we fight. I hit him to the ground. I bite his ear off. He don't bother me no more.
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Connections

References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Tango
Written by Mitchell Parish and Leroy Anderson
Performed by the Claudius Alzner Orchestra
Courtesy of Fiesta Record Co., Inc. and Turicaphon AG
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Underrated comedy
24 January 1999 | by (NH) – See 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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