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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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Robin Schiff (story), Robin Schiff (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Dempsey ... Randy Bodek
Kate Jackson ... Diane Bodek
Robert Ginty ... Joe Bodek
Nancy Valen ... Jenny Gordon
Dylan Walsh ... Jory Talbot (as Charles Hunter Walsh)
Barbara Carrera ... Alex Barnett
Bernie Coulson ... Sal
Ray Girardin Ray Girardin ... Henry
Rob Camilletti Rob Camilletti ... Tony (as Robert Camilletti)
Vic Tayback ... Harry Bruckner
Kim Miyori ... Kyoko Bruckner
Robert Picardo ... Dr. Reed Palmer
Kirstie Alley ... Dr. Joyce Palmer
Peter Koch ... Claude Delancy
Carrie Fisher ... Monica Delancy
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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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There are a lot of hungry housewives in Beverly Hills. Some of them even like pizza. 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

Gross USA:

$3,960,327
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

An August 1985 issue of sports illustrated with Bernie Kosar is on the Bodek coffee table. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dr. Joyce Palmer: I know this is probably against your professional code, but can I ask you a personal question?
Randy Bodek: Sure.
Dr. Joyce Palmer: Well, it's just that... this isn't what I imagined. I... was angry and I wanted to get back at my husband, and I guess I kind of expected sort of a Wham, Bam, Thank You, Ma'am, but... you're not like that at all.
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Soundtracks

One For The Boys
Written and Performed by Brian Wilson
Courtesy of Sire Records
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Underrated and Very Funny!
2 June 2002 | by ebert_jrSee all my reviews

One of several 80's comedies that are still fresh today, and one of my favorites. Patrick Dempsey (as Randy) showed some amazing talent in this film and played the role perfectly. I had forgotten the film was released in '89; it has the spirit of many of the films from earlier that decade but without much of the trashiness and better writing.


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