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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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Taglines:

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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Crescent Film Enterprises See more »
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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

Sal takes the order for Mrs Bodeck before she checks into the motel. They would not know where to deliver it because she had not checked in yet. See more »

Quotes

Randy Bodek: Ah, you... you want me to fix you a... drink or somethin'?
Dr. Joyce Palmer: If I wanted a drink I would have hired a bartender!
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Soundtracks

Melt Away
Written by Brian Wilson and Eugene Landy
Performed by Brian Wilson
Courtesy of Sire Records
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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