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Loverboy

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Plot

Randy Bodek works as a pizza delivery boy at Senor Pizza to make a few extra bucks. Some customers are special…

Release Year: 1989

Rating: 5.5/10 (3,045 voted)

Director:
Joan Micklin Silver

Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Kate Jackson, Robert Ginty

Storyline
Randy Bodek works as a pizza delivery boy at Senor Pizza to make a few extra bucks. Some customers are special, though: When the order is for a pizza with extra anchovies, it means the female customers are looking for some loving. "Loverboy's" reputation soon makes him very popular, but when Mom Bodek suddenly feels like some extra anchovies, things are looking grim for young Randy.

Writers: Robin Schiff, Robin Schiff

Cast:

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

Henry


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

Taglines:
…he delivers.

Release Date: 28 April 1989

Filming Locations: Beverly Hills, California, USA

Gross: $3,960,327
(USA)



Technical Specs

Runtime:

Goofs:

Continuity:
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.

Quotes:

[Joe reads a note dropped by Randy that accompanied a new fashionable jacket delivered by Tony]

Joe Bodek:
"Dear, Randy. Of course I'd prefer you naked, but if you MUST wear something it should be the best. Love, Alex." Diane!

Diane Bodek:
Yeah!

Joe Bodek:
Diane, our son… is a fruit.



User Review

The love doctor of Beverly Hills.

Rating: 6/10

This was one of three romance comedies (along with In The Mood and Can't Buy
Me Love) that Patrick Dempsey starred in around '87 and '88 about a young
guy who knows who he wants to be with, he just can't seem to figure it out
at first.

Loverboy, actually, is a plot very similar to In The Mood because it deals
with a young man "wooing" older women and eventually, they teach him
something about love that he will help appreciate a young girlfriend, when
he finds one.

Loverboy concerns the story of hot shot Randy Bodek (Dempsey). Things aren't
going well. His girlfriend, Jenny (Nancy Valen), thinks he's ashamed of her
because he won't tell his parents that he's living with her. But Randy
doesn't want to bring up live-in girlfriends to his folks yet because
they're about to be baffled by a near flunking report card. So needless to
say, Randy is on the brink with both his girlfriend and his parents. His dad
refuses to pay Randy's tuition for the next semester, so, as Randy says,
"I'm going to start me real life, how hard can that be?" But Randy is in for
a rude awakening.

What started out as a pizza delivery job at Senor Pizza turns into Randy's
goal to earn enough cash to get back into school and patch things up with
Jenny. Things aren't so simple once Randy meets Alex Barnett (Barbara
Carerra) an elegant, but mysterious woman who Randy spends some time with.
Randy Bodek suddenly becomes "the love doctor of Beverly Hills" (according
to his goofy friend, Sal) because now he is being personally called on to
deliver anchovi pizzas (the codeword) to the rich, lonely housewives. It
seems quite shallow, but Randy's agenda hardly ever includes sleeping with
the women. They just want a guy to spend time with them and get some
affection from when their work-a-holic or cheating husbands have neglected
them. Randy gets an unusual education in, pardon the cliche, what women
want.

It's a pretty funny movie because Randy has to hide his new reputation from
his parents and nearly everyone else, so it leads to some hastily
investigated conclusions as to what Randy might be up to. Plus, Randy, a
pretty wimpy looking guy, must also hide from eager husbands looking to put
the kid out of business, just as soon as they can figure out what it is that
is making their wives all of sudden cheerful.

It's good stuff, lazy Saturday afternoon type comedy with a good
cast–Patrick Dempsey, Barbara Carerra, E.G. Daily, Kirstie Alley, Carie
Fisher, and my favorite Bernie Coulson (he plays Sal). It is a funny movie
about one guy's strange attempt to show his girlfriend that he cares about
her. But in all honesty, I would recommend watching 'In the Mood' first, as
that is the better of these two similar stories.