Loverboy (1989)

PG-13 | 98 mins | Comedy | 28 April 1989

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HISTORY

According to a 6 Apr 1988 DV news brief, Loverboy was actor Robert Camilletti’s first theatrical feature.
       Although a 12 Apr 1988 HR news item reported principal photography was scheduled to begin in Los Angeles, CA, on 29 Apr 1988, a 12 May 1988 DV item stated that filming began 2 May 1988.
       A 28 May 1988 DV news brief reported the film’s budget was $8.5 million.
       The following statement appears in end credits: “The producers wish to thank Labatt’s Brewing Company, Ltd., Stanline, ... More Less

According to a 6 Apr 1988 DV news brief, Loverboy was actor Robert Camilletti’s first theatrical feature.
       Although a 12 Apr 1988 HR news item reported principal photography was scheduled to begin in Los Angeles, CA, on 29 Apr 1988, a 12 May 1988 DV item stated that filming began 2 May 1988.
       A 28 May 1988 DV news brief reported the film’s budget was $8.5 million.
       The following statement appears in end credits: “The producers wish to thank Labatt’s Brewing Company, Ltd., Stanline, Inc.” More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
6 Apr 1988.
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Daily Variety
28 May 1988.
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Hollywood Reporter
12 Apr 1988.
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Los Angeles Times
1 May 1989
p. 10.
New York Times
29 Apr 1989
p. 15.
Variety
3 May 1989
p. 12.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXTS
Tri-Star Pictures presents
A Joan Micklin Silver Film
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Unit prod mgr
1st asst dir
2d asst dir
DGA trainee
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Exec prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
1st asst cam
2d asst cam
Elec best boy
Key grip
Grip best boy
Dolly grip
Still photog
Video asst
Cranes and dollys by
Loc lighting and grip equip supplied by
ART DIRECTORS
Prod des
Art dir
Prod illustrator
FILM EDITORS
1st asst film ed
2d asst film ed
2d asst film ed
2d asst film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dresser
Set dresser
Set dresser
Set dresser
Prop master
Props
Model des
Const coord
COSTUMES
Cost des
Ward supv
Key costumer
MUSIC
Art deco orch
Art deco orch
Art deco orch
Art deco orch
Art deco orch
Art deco orch
Mus ed
SOUND
Supv sd ed
Supv ADR ed
Sd ed
Sd ed
Asst sd ed
Asst sd ed
Apprentice sd ed
Apprentice sd ed
Transfer artist
Foley by
Foley by
Foley by
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
Prod sd mixer
Post prod sd facilities provided by
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff, Creative Effects
Spec eff
Spec eff
Spec eff
Title des
MAKEUP
Makeup supv
Makeup supv
PRODUCTION MISC
Casting
Casting
Prod sd mixer
Prod accountant
Asst accountant
Loc mgr
Asst loc mgr
Scr supv
Dial coach
Unit pub
Promotional consultant
Promotional consultant
Extras casting
Casting asst
Transportation coord
Transportation capt
Prod coord
Prod secy
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Asst to Mr. Foster
Asst to Mr. Foster
Asst to Ms. Silver
Asst to Ms. SIlver
Craft service
First aid
STAND INS
Stunt waiter
Precision driving
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunt coord
ANIMATION
Anim titles by
Anim titles by
Anim title by
COLOR PERSONNEL
Col by
SOURCES
SONGS
"Another Lover," written by Colin Campsie, George McFarlane and Gardner Cole, performed by Giant Steps, courtesy of A & M Records Limited
"Melt Away," written by Brian Wilson and Eugene Landy, performed by Brian Wilson, courtesy of Sire Records by arrangement with Warner Special Products
"What I Am," written by Edie Brickell, Kenneth Withrow, John Houser, John Bush and Alan Aly, performed by Edie Brickell and New Bohemians, courtesy of Geffen Records by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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SONGS
"Another Lover," written by Colin Campsie, George McFarlane and Gardner Cole, performed by Giant Steps, courtesy of A & M Records Limited
"Melt Away," written by Brian Wilson and Eugene Landy, performed by Brian Wilson, courtesy of Sire Records by arrangement with Warner Special Products
"What I Am," written by Edie Brickell, Kenneth Withrow, John Houser, John Bush and Alan Aly, performed by Edie Brickell and New Bohemians, courtesy of Geffen Records by arrangement with Warner Special Products
"Wild Wild West," written by Trevor Steel, John Holliday, John Christoforou and Milan Zekavica, performed by The Escape Club, courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp. by arrangement with Warner Special Products
"Anywhere's Better Than Here," written by Paul Westerberg, performed by The Replacements, courtesy of Sire Records by arrangement with Warner Special Products
"I Wanna Be Around," written by Sadie Vimmerstedt and Johnny Mercer, performed by Tony Bennett, courtesy of CBS Records by arrangement with CBS Records Music Licensing Department
"They Can't Take That Away From Me," written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, performed by Fred Astaire, courtesy of CBS Records by arrangement with CBS Records Music Licensing Department
"Blue Tango," written by Mitchell Parish and Leroy Anderson, performed by the Claudius Alzner Orchestra, courtesy by Fiesta Record Co., Inc. and Turicaphon AG
"Great Balls Of Fire," written by Otis Blackwell and Jack Hammer, performed by Jerry Lee Lewis, courtesy of Sun Entertainment Corp.
"Hawaiian War Chant," written by Johnny Noble and Leleiohaku
"Tiger Rag," written by Harry DeCosta, Edwin B. Edwards, D. James La Rocca, Anthony Sbarbaro and Larry Shields
"Blue Hawaii," written by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger
"Tell Me," written by Joe Lynn Turner and Jack Conrad, performed by Bekka Bramlett, courtesy of Cherokee Studios.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
28 April 1989
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles and New York openings: 28 April 1989
Production Date:
began 2 May 1988
Copyright Claimant:
Crescent Film Enterprises
Copyright Date:
20 June 1989
Copyright Number:
PA420605
Physical Properties:
Sound
Dolby Stereo ® in Selected Theatres
Color
Duration(in mins):
98
MPAA Rating:
PG-13
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
29424
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The night before summer break, college student Randy Bodek plans to spend a quiet night with his girl friend, Jenny Gordon, but his beer-swilling buddies burst into his dorm room to throw a party. Jenny accuses Randy of never considering her needs and being too embarrassed about their relationship to tell his parents they are living together. Randy blames his poor grades for why it is a bad time to spring anything on his parents. The next day, when his father, Joe, arrives, Randy pretends Jenny is his study mate. Jenny storms out, forgetting a suitcase. Joe picks it up and Randy pretends it is his. At their home in Los Angeles, California, Joe and his wife, Diane, argue over Randy’s poor grades, and Joe refuses to continue paying for Randy’s education. Randy gets a summer job at Señor Pizza, where he is forced to wear a false mustache and deal with disgruntled customers. Although he is determined to get back to Jenny, his friend Sal calculates that at his current wages, it will take ten years to earn his tuition. Young women come to Señor Pizza to ogle Tony, an Italian exchange student, and Randy pretends to mix cocktails to get their attention. Sal declares Randy has “natural skills” with women. Randy goes on a delivery run and spots a pretty girl going into a clothing boutique. He runs into the store and asks her out, but she claims she does not date boys. Alex Barnett, a beautiful older woman, tells Randy he was very brave to ask a complete stranger out and suggests that he ... +


The night before summer break, college student Randy Bodek plans to spend a quiet night with his girl friend, Jenny Gordon, but his beer-swilling buddies burst into his dorm room to throw a party. Jenny accuses Randy of never considering her needs and being too embarrassed about their relationship to tell his parents they are living together. Randy blames his poor grades for why it is a bad time to spring anything on his parents. The next day, when his father, Joe, arrives, Randy pretends Jenny is his study mate. Jenny storms out, forgetting a suitcase. Joe picks it up and Randy pretends it is his. At their home in Los Angeles, California, Joe and his wife, Diane, argue over Randy’s poor grades, and Joe refuses to continue paying for Randy’s education. Randy gets a summer job at Señor Pizza, where he is forced to wear a false mustache and deal with disgruntled customers. Although he is determined to get back to Jenny, his friend Sal calculates that at his current wages, it will take ten years to earn his tuition. Young women come to Señor Pizza to ogle Tony, an Italian exchange student, and Randy pretends to mix cocktails to get their attention. Sal declares Randy has “natural skills” with women. Randy goes on a delivery run and spots a pretty girl going into a clothing boutique. He runs into the store and asks her out, but she claims she does not date boys. Alex Barnett, a beautiful older woman, tells Randy he was very brave to ask a complete stranger out and suggests that he dress himself to look older. She invites him to coffee; however, Randy sees a policeman ticketing his truck, and runs out. Back at Señor Pizza, Randy gets an order to deliver pizza to a swanky hotel in Beverly Hills and another order for a bachelor party thirty miles away, with extra anchovies. Arriving at the hotel, Randy finds Alex Barnett in lingerie. She admits to placing the order to give them some time together. The next day, Tony arrives at Randy’s house with a jacket from Alex, explaining that it was delivered to the pizza parlor. Randy’s father, Joe, finds a note from Alex, stating that she would rather see Randy naked than in the jacket. Since Randy lied about having spent the night at Tony’s, Joe worries that his son is gay. At the pizza parlor, Randy receives a request for another pizza with extra anchovies, and rushes over to make love with Alex. Afterward, Alex gives Randy two hundred dollars. Randy refuses to accept it until Alex convinces him it is a gift. She suggests Randy be on the lookout for more “extra anchovy” orders. Back at home, Joe searches Randy’s room and finds Jenny’s suitcase full of underwear. Diane catches him and they argue over accepting Randy’s sexual choices. The next day, Randy receives another extra anchovy order, and rushes to a house in Beverly Hills expecting to find Alex. Instead, he is met by Kyoko Bruckner, who says Alex recommended him. Realizing Kyoko thinks he is a prostitute, Randy turns to leave. Kyoko breaks into tears, lamenting her bad marriage and her shame that even “a professional” refuses to have sex with her. Feeling guilty, Randy takes her to bed. He discovers three more deliveries for extra anchovies waiting for him at the pizza parlor and tells Sal what is happening. Although he demands that Sal cancel the orders, there are no return telephone numbers. At his construction site, Joe Bodek shows Harry Bruckner, Kyoko’s husband, blueprints for a new warehouse. They are interrupted by Linda, Joe’s young assistant, who asks if she can spend the night in the construction trailer while her apartment is being painted. Joe agrees. He and Harry go to a bar, where Joe confesses he and Diane have been at odds over Randy’s homosexuality. Harry brags that Kyoko is completely subservient to all his desires. Later, a drunken Joe returns to the trailer and passes out on the sofa bed next to a frightened Linda. That night, Diane Bodek overhears Randy talking to Jenny. Thinking he is talking to his male lover, she becomes concerned when he invites her to the Bodeks’ twenty-first anniversary party. The next morning, Joe begs Linda not to tell anyone they shared a bed. The telephone rings and Linda answers. It is Diane, who hangs up. Later, a preppy young man named Jory Talbot boasts that, with Randy out of the way, he plans to seduce Jenny. Randy’s friend, Sal, intercedes before there is a fight. Sal calculates that if Randy wants to get back with Jenny, he needs to sleep with forty-three more women at two-hundred-dollars per tryst. Randy’s next “delivery” is to Dr. Joyce Palmer. Although she opens the blinds, screaming that her husband is having an affair and she wants the world to see her get revenge, she only wants to ballroom dance. She informs Randy she got his number at her salon. Deciding to be the perfect “lover,” Randy learns about etiquette, wine tasting, fashion and massage. Soon, he is the most sought after gigolo in Los Angeles. Randy develops a trademark of leaving roses on womens’ beds. Sal does Randy’s accounting and arranges for the women to charge Randy’s fee as pizza orders. One night, Randy is servicing one of his clients at a lookout point when he is spotted by Jory Talbot. His next client is Monica Delancy, the wife of a bodybuilder named Claude. That night, he dreams of Claude beating him so badly he needs surgery. He is operated on by Dr. Reed Palmer, Joyce’s husband, without anesthesia. The next day, Diane sees Dr. Joyce Palmer, and complains of chest pains. She cries that Joe is having an affair, and Joyce gives her the pizza parlor’s number, telling her to order extra anchovies. One day, Randy is taking a bubble bath with Kyoko when Harry comes home. Randy escapes after hiding under the bubbles and breathing through a straw. Harry finds a rose on Kyoko’s bed and reads her appointment book, which shows a meeting with “Dr. Palmer.” Harry assumes the doctor is Reed Palmer and bursts into an operating room to confront the man. Reed convinces Harry he is having an affair with a different woman. Reed also believes his wife is cheating on with her physical trainer, Claude. The two husbands go to Claude’s house and smash open the front door. Instead of beating the much smaller men, Claude cries that his own wife is also having an affair. Meanwhile, Randy declares he is quitting the gigolo business, but Sal points out that Randy is only one tryst short of reaching his financial goal. For his final appointment, Randy goes to a motel and is shocked to find his mother awaiting him. He flees without being seen. Back at the pizza parlor, Jordy spots Jenny, who is looking for Randy, and discloses that her boyfriend is having an affair with an older woman. Humiliated, Jenny asks Jordy to take her home. Randy arrives, gives Tony his pizza, and instructs him to deliver it to Diane, telling her there are “no more anchovies.” Meanwhile, Jory takes Jenny to the lookout point, pretending to listen to her problems. When he leaps on her, Jenny fights him off, then hitchhikes back to the city. Tony arrives at the motel, where Diane kisses him and throws him on the bed. However, she stops short and declares she cannot cheat on her husband. Across town, Reed Palmer, Harry Bruckner, and Claude Delancy search their wives’ bills for clues. When they find all three have multiple charges to Señor Pizza, they drive to the pizza parlor, where Jenny arrives with Jory right behind her. Jory insults Jenny, and Randy challenges him to a fight. As they go outside, the three cuckolds appear, and Claude grabs Randy. Harry screams that Randy is gay, and the men beat Jory to a pulp, instead. They take Jory to Harry’s house only to have Kyoko tell them they have the wrong boy. Randy confesses everything to Jenny and asks for forgiveness. She asks to be dropped off at a bus station, but Randy says he must save his parents’ marriage first. At the anniversary party, Randy finds Tony yelling at Joe Bodek, accusing him of standing between Tony and “his love.” Joe promises that he accepts his son’s homosexuality. Tony corrects him, stating that he fell in love with Diane after Randy asked him to deliver her a pizza with extra anchovies. Diane demands to know if Randy is “the pizza man,” while Joe attacks Tony. Diane aids her husband, hitting Tony with a pineapple. He lands in the lap of Linda, Joe’s assistant, and falls in love. Meanwhile, the three cuckolds chase Randy. A brawl breaks out, ending when Claude pushes a piano out a window and onto a police cruiser. Joe demands to know what is going on, and Harry tells him. Joe is so happy that his son is heterosexual that he tells Randy he will resume paying for his schooling. As the police take away the three wronged husbands, Randy introduces Jenny to his parents and confesses that they have been living together for a year. He asks the band to play “They Can’t take That Away From Me,” and dances with Jenny. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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