Enlisted (TV series)
Enlisted is an American comedy television series that premiered January 10, 2014, on Fox. Fox placed a 13-episode order for the single-camera comedy in May 2013. Despite low ratings, the show received critical acclaim. On March 26, 2014, Fox announced that from April 11, Kitchen Nightmares would be airing in Enlisted's timeslot – removing it from the schedule after nine episodes had aired. On May 7, 2014, Fox allowed the final four episodes to air in June; the entire first season was released on DVD on December 9, 2014. Three different brothers, each soldiers in the U. S. Army, find themselves all assigned to the same unit: the fictional A Company, 2nd Battalion, 618th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 18th Infantry Division, at the fictional Fort McGee, located in Florida. While the majority of the base is deployed overseas, the two younger brothers are assigned to rear detachment – the soldiers left behind to take care of the base; the oldest brother, Staff Sergeant Pete Hill, is returned stateside from Afghanistan after punching a superior officer.
He is assigned to supervise a platoon of misfits. While working together, the brothers are able to strengthen their childhood bonds. Geoff Stults as Staff Sergeant Peter "Pete" Hill Chris Lowell as Corporal Derrick Hill Parker Young as Private First Class Randall "Randy" Hill Keith David as Command Sergeant Major Donald Cody Angelique Cabral as Staff Sergeant Jillian "Jill" Perez Kyle Davis as Private First Class Dobkiss Tania Gunadi as Private First Class Cindy Park Mel Rodriguez as Specialist George Chubowski Mort Burke as Private First Class Mort Gumble Michelle Buteau as Private Tanisha Robinson Maronzio Vance as Private Ruiz Ross Philips as Second Lieutenant Tyson Schneeberger Jessy Hodges as Erin Rob Lamer as Sam The first season aired out of the production order in an effort to build early positive buzz by airing "stronger" episodes first; as a result, some plot points did not play out as intended by the creative team – most noticeably in the fourth episode to air, the tenth episode produced.
This resulted in a "lack of investment in the stakes of said relationship". The football-themed tenth episode had been moved forward to coincide with Super Bowl XLVIII, which took place two days later. Fox pulled Enlisted from its schedule after the ninth aired episode on March 28, 2014; the network stated it would air the remaining four episodes at some point announcing June 1, 2014 as the restart date. Ratings have been poor, but many who enjoy the show blame the Fox network for that and say Enlisted was doomed from the start with its Friday time slot, being paired with the on-its-last-legs Raising Hope, episodes airing out of sequence; the program seemed to be headed for cancellation and was cancelled on May 7, 2014, despite pleas from fans and some TV writers to keep it on the air. The Army Times wrote an editorial asking Fox to give the show another chance in a better time slot; the final four season one episodes were shown on Hulu.com The series premiered in Australia on Eleven on May 18, 2014.
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History of the Oakland Raiders
This article describes the history of the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders are a professional American football club based in California; the team competes in the National Football League as a member of the American Football Conference West division. A few months after the first AFL draft in 1959, the owners of the yet-unnamed Minneapolis franchise accepted an offer to join the established National Football League as an expansion team in 1961, sending the AFL scrambling for a replacement. At the time, Oakland seemed an unlikely venue for a professional football team; the city had not asked for a team, there was no ownership group and there was no stadium in Oakland suitable for pro football and there was a successful NFL franchise in the Bay Area in the San Francisco 49ers. However, the AFL owners selected Oakland after Los Angeles Chargers owner Barron Hilton threatened to forfeit his franchise unless a second team was placed on the West Coast. Accordingly, the city of Oakland was awarded the eighth AFL franchise on January 30, 1960, the team inherited the Minneapolis club's draft picks.
Upon receiving the franchise, a meeting of local civic leaders and businessmen was called, chaired by former United States Senator Jesse J Johnson, editor of the Oakland Tribune. Attending the meeting were Oakland Mayor Clifford E. Rishell. Houlihan, Dan Marovich, Howard E. Rilea; the gathering found a number of businessmen willing to invest in the new team. A limited partnership was formed to own the team headed by managing general partner Y. Charles Soda, a local real estate developer, included general partners Ed McGah, Oakland City Councilman Robert Osborne, F. Wayne Valley, restaurateur Harvey Binns, 1928 Olympic gold medalist Donald Blessing, contractor Charles Harney, the builder of San Francisco's Candlestick Park, built on a bleak parcel of land he owned. A "name the team" contest was held by the Oakland Tribune, the winner was announced April 4, 1960 as the Oakland Señors. After a few days of being the butt of local jokes, the fledgling team changed the team's name nine days to the Oakland Raiders, which had finished third in the naming contest.
The original team colors were black and white. The now-familiar team emblem of a pirate wearing a football helmet was created a rendition of actor Randolph Scott. Oakland Raiders games were broadcast locally on KNBC, with Bud Foster handling play-by-play and Mel Venter providing color analysis. Foster the "Voice of the California Golden Bears", had a long career in radio, 1945–1955 as the "Voice of the Oakland Oaks" of the defunct Pacific Coast League. After the 1962 season, Foster would only call CAL football until his retirement. Raider games, 1963–65 were heard on KDIA 1410 AM, with Bob Blum and Dan Galvin. In 1966. KGO Radio 810 signed a contract with the Oakland Raiders. Bill King was hired for the play-by-play and Scotty Stirling was color commentator; when the University of California refused to let the Raiders play home games at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, they chose Kezar Stadium in San Francisco as their home field. The team's first regular season home game was played on September 11, 1960, a 37–22 loss to the Houston Oilers.
The Raiders were allowed to move to Candlestick Park for the final three home games of the 1960 season after gaining the approval of San Francisco's Recreation and Park Commission, marking the first time that professional football would be played at the new stadium. The change of venue however failed to attract larger crowds for the Raiders during their time at Candlestick Park, with announced attendance of 12,061, 9,037 and 7,000 at Candlestick; the Raiders finished their first campaign with a 6–8 record, lost $500,000. In need of money to continue running the team, Valley received a $400,000 loan from Buffalo Bills founder Ralph C. Wilson Jr. After the conclusion of the first season Soda dropped out of the partnership, on January 17, 1961, Valley, McGah and Osborne bought out the remaining four general partners. Soon after, Valley and McGah purchased Osborne's interest, with Valley named as the managing general partner. After splitting the previous home season between Kezar and Candlestick, the Raiders moved to Candlestick Park in 1961, where total attendance for the season was about 50,000, finished 2–12.
Valley threatened to move the Raiders out of the area unless a stadium was built in Oakland, but in 1962 the Raiders moved into 18,000-seat Frank Youell Field, their first home in Oakland. It was a temporary home for the team while the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum was under construction. Under Marty Feldman and Red Conkright—the team's second and third head coaches since entering the AFL—the Raiders finished 1–13 in 1962, lo
Maryland Terrapins football
The Maryland Terrapins football team represents the University of Maryland, College Park in the sport of American football. The Terrapins compete in the Big Ten Conference; the Terrapins joined the Big Ten Conference on July 1, 2014, following 62 years in the Atlantic Coast Conference as a founding member. Mike Locksley is the head coach. Since 1950, the Terrapins have played their home games at Maryland Stadium in College Park, Maryland with occasional home games from time to time in Baltimore, making them one of two FBS football teams in the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area and the closest Football Bowl Subdivision team to Washington, D. C; the team's official colors of red, white and gold have been in use in some combination since the 1920s and are taken from Maryland's state flag, the Terrapins nickname — abbreviated as "Terps" — was adopted in 1933 after a turtle species native to the state. Maryland shares storied rivalries with West Virginia; the program's achievements have included one national championship, nine ACC championships, two Southern Conference championships, eleven consensus All-Americans, several Hall of Fame inductees, twenty-four bowl game appearances.
Maryland possesses the third-most ACC championships with nine, which places them behind Clemson and Florida State with 15 each. Many former Terrapins players and coaches have gone on to careers in professional football including 16 first-round NFL Draft picks. In 1892, the school known as the Maryland Agricultural College fielded its first officially-sanctioned college football team, they went scoreless in all three of that season's games, but the following year, posted a perfect record of 6–0. For the first two decades of the program, the team competed against local universities and high schools due to the prohibitive nature of long-distance travel at the time. In 1911, Harry C. "Curley" Byrd became head coach and held that position for more than two decades until he was named the university president. In 1921, Maryland joined the Southern Conference. Between 1935 and 1946, the school had several coaches that achieved fame elsewhere: Frank Dobson, a former assistant coach under John Heisman. Bryant resigned after one season.
Jim Tatum was hired in 1947, after a brief stint at Oklahoma where he had led the Sooners to a conference championship in his only season there. He was Maryland's sixth head coach in eight years, but Tatum stayed for nine seasons and became the school's most successful head coach in modern history. During his tenure, he led Maryland to two national championships, three conference championships, three perfect seasons, six top-20 final rankings, five bowl game appearances. Seven of his players were named first-team All-Americans, including five consensus All-Americans. Under Tatum, Maryland finished every season with a winning record. After the 1947 season, the Terrapins participated in their first bowl game, the 1948 Gator Bowl, in which they tied Georgia, 20–20. NCAA season-scoring leader Lu Gambino recorded all three Maryland touchdowns. In 1949, Maryland again played in the Gator Bowl, where they defeated 20th-ranked Missouri, 20–7; the Terrapins finished. Maryland's current home field, Byrd Stadium, was constructed in 1950, named in honor of former coach and contemporary Maryland president Curly Byrd.
Maryland started the 1950 season ranked 15th and defeated Navy, 35–21, in the Byrd Stadium dedication game. The Terrapins won the 1951 Southern Conference co-championship alongside the Virginia Military Institute, their perfect season culminated with an upset over first-ranked Tennessee in the 1952 Sugar Bowl. At the time, the wire services released their final rankings before the bowl games, Maryland finished third in the Associated Press Poll. Several selectors, including analyst Jeff Sagarin, have retroactively credited Maryland with the national championship. In 1953, Maryland and six other schools split from the Southern Conference to form the Atlantic Coast Conference; that year, Maryland shut-out two 11th-ranked teams: Mississippi, 38–0, Alabama, 21–0, won the ACC co-championship alongside Duke, were named the national champions as the only undefeated and untied team in the nation. The Terrapins were defeated by fourth-ranked Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl. After the 1955 season, Tatum resigned to return to North Carolina, where he soon died of Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
The Terrapins entered 1956 ranked number-six, but after the departure of Tatum, they suffered their first losing season in a decade. It marked the beginning of a long undistinguished period of Maryland history, between 1956 and 1971, they compiled a record of 50–100–1 and only three winning seasons. In 1967, they suffered their only winless season in 75 years. High points during this period included victories over 14th-ranked North Carolina in 1957, 11th-ranked Clemson in 1959, eighth-ranked 1960 Clemson Tigers football team in 1960, seventh-ranked Syracuse in 1961. In 1962, assistant coach Lee Corso convinced African-American wide receiver Darryl Hill to transfer from the Naval Academy. Hill broke the color barrier in football at four institutions: Gonzaga High School, the Naval Academy and the ACC. In 1965, back Bob Sullivan led the nation with 10 interceptions. In 1972, Jerry Claiborne took over as head coach of the Terrapins, which had only nine wins in the past five years. In his first season, Maryland improved to 5–5–1, the fo
In American football and Canadian football, a sack occurs when the quarterback is tackled behind the line of scrimmage before he can throw a forward pass, when the quarterback is tackled behind the line of scrimmage in the "pocket" and his intent is unclear, or when a passer runs out of bounds behind the line of scrimmage due to defensive pressure. This occurs if the opposing team's defensive line, linebackers or defensive backs are able to apply pass pressure to get past blocking players of the offensive team, or if the quarterback is unable to find a back to hand the ball off to or an available eligible receiver to catch the ball, allowing the defense a longer opportunity to tackle the quarterback. Performing a sack is advantageous for the defending team as the offense loses a down, the line of scrimmage retreats several yards. Better for the defense is a sack causing the quarterback to fumble the ball at or behind the line of scrimmage. A quarterback, pressured but avoids a sack can still be adversely affected by being forced to hurry.
In the National Football League, it is possible to record a sack for zero yards. The QB must pass the statistical line of scrimmage to avoid the sack. If a passer is sacked in his own end zone, the result is a safety and the defending team is awarded two points, unless the football is fumbled and either recovered in the end zone by the defense for a touchdown or recovered by either team outside the end zone. To be considered a sack the quarterback must intend to throw a forward pass. If the play is designed for the quarterback to rush the ball, any loss is subtracted from the quarterback's rushing total. If the quarterback's intent is not obvious, statisticians use certain criteria, such as the offensive line blocking scheme, to decide. Unique situations where a loss reduces a quarterback's rushing total are "kneel downs". A player will receive credit for half of a sack when multiple players contribute to the sacking of a quarterback if more than two players contributed. In the NFL yards lost on the play are added as negative yardage to the team's passing totals.
NCAA continues to subtract sack yardage from individual rushing totals. The term "sack" was first popularized by Hall of Fame defensive end Deacon Jones in the 1960s, who felt that a sack devastated the offense in the same way that a city was devastated when it was sacked. According to former NFL coach Marv Levy, it was Washington Redskins coach George Allen who coined the term when referring to Dallas Cowboys quarterback Craig Morton. Allen purportedly stated before a game, "Before we play those Dallas Cowboys, we’re going to take that Morton salt and pour him into a sack." Prior to "sack", the term "dump" was used, the NFL's statistical office recorded all sacks under "dumping the passer". The NFL only began to keep track of times passers lost yardage in 1961 and no credit was given to the defensive player responsible until 1982. Researcher John Turney of the Pro Football Researchers Association estimated that Jones recorded 173½ sacks in his career. Controversial NFL rule changes made for the 2018 season prohibit tacklers landing on the quarterback after making a sack, with the punishment being a roughing the passer penalty.
Of all forms of defensive pressure against the opposition's passer, sacks provide the most immediate impact by ending the offensive play. However, quarterbacks sometimes avoid a sack by throwing an incomplete pass or risking an interception. According to Football Outsiders, a quarterback hurry is the most common form of pass pressure. In the 2009 NFL season, there were 1,106 sacks and 3,268 hurries, a hurried quarterback averaged fewer yards per pass play compared to the average pass play; these records are from 1982 onwards, the year the NFL started recording sacks. NFL single-season sacks: 22.5, Michael Strahan, 2001 NFL career sacks: 200, Bruce Smith, 1985–2003 NFL single-game sacks: 7, Derrick Thomas, November 11, 1990 vs. Seattle Seahawks NFL sacks, rookie season: 14.5, Jevon Kearse, 1999 NFL seasons with 20 or more sacks: 2, J. J. Watt, 2012 & 2014 NFL most consecutive games recording a sack: 69, Tampa Bay, 1999–2003 NFL career sacks taken: 525, Brett Favre, 1991–2010 NFL single-season sacks taken: 76, David Carr, 2002 NFL game sacks taken: 12, Warren Moon, September 29, 1985 and Donovan McNabb, September 30, 2007 NFL Super Bowl most sacks in a single game, 12 Carolina vs. Denver, 50 NFL Super Bowl most sacks by a player in a single game, 3Reggie White – Green Bay vs.
New England, XXXI Darnell Dockett – Arizona vs. Pittsburgh, XLIII Kony Ealy – Carolina vs. Denver, 50 Grady Jarrett – Atlanta vs. New England, LINFL Super Bowl most sacks, career 4.5, Charles Haley – 5 games San Francisco XXIII, XXIV, Dallas XXVII, XXVIII, XXX List of National Football League annual sacks leaders List of National Football League career sacks leaders The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game – non-fiction book by Michael Lewis Sack Story, an article describing the controversy over the sack record Pro-football-reference.com enumeration of career sack leaders
Heartbreak Ridge is a 1986 American Technicolor war film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, who starred in the film. The film co-stars Mario Van Peebles, Marsha Mason, Everett McGill; the film was released in the United States on December 5, 1986. The story centers on a U. S. Marine nearing retirement who whips a bunch of undisciplined Marines into shape and leads them during the American invasion of Grenada in 1983; the title comes from the Battle of Heartbreak Ridge in the Korean War where Eastwood's character earned the Medal of Honor. Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Highway is nearing mandatory retirement from the Marine Corps, he finagles a transfer back to the Second Marine Division. On the bus trip to his new assignment, he meets fellow passenger "Stitch" Jones, a wannabe rock musician who borrows money from Highway for a meal at a rest stop and steals his bus ticket, leaving him stranded; when Highway arrives at the base, more bad news awaits. His new Operations Officer, Major Malcolm Powers, is an Annapolis graduate who transferred over from Supply and has not had "the privilege of combat."
He sees Highway as an anachronism, assigns him to shape up the Reconnaissance Platoon. "Recon" is made up of undisciplined Marines, allowed to slack off by their previous platoon sergeant, an old veteran, just about to retire. Among his new charges, Highway finds Corporal Jones. Highway takes charge and starts the men on a rigorous training program, they make a last-ditch attempt to intimidate him with "Swede" Johanson, a muscled Marine just released from the brig, but their plan fails after Highway defeats Swede. They begin to develop esprit de corps. Highway clashes with Powers and Staff Sergeant Webster over his unorthodox training methods. Powers makes it clear that he views Highway's platoon as only a training tool for his own elite outfit. Major Powers goes so far. However, Highway is supported by his old comrade-in-arms, Sergeant Major Choozhoo, his nominal superior officer, the college-educated but inexperienced Lieutenant Ring. After Highway's men learn that he had been awarded the Medal of Honor in the Korean War, they gain respect for him and close ranks against their perceived common enemy.
Highway's ex-wife, Aggie, is dating the owner, Roy. Highway attempts to adapt his way of thinking to win Aggie back resorting to reading women's magazines to gain insights into the female mind. Aggie is bitter over their failed marriage, but tentatively reconciles with Highway; the 22nd Marine Amphibious Unit is deployed for the invasion of Grenada. After a last-minute briefing in the hangar bay of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima, Highway's platoon mounts their UH-1 Huey, are dropped by helocast into the water in advance of the rest of the Battalion Landing Team. While advancing inland, they come under heavy fire. Highway improvises, ordering Jones to use a bulldozer to provide cover so they can advance and destroy an enemy machine gun nest, they subsequently rescue American students from a medical school. When they are trapped in a building by enemy forces, the radioman Profile is killed and his radio destroyed, cutting them off from direct communication. Lieutenant Ring shows initiative and comes up with the idea of using a telephone to make a long distance call to Camp Lejeune and call in air support.
After getting out of the jam on the hilltop, despite Powers' explicit orders to the contrary, Lieutenant Ring, Gunny Highway, the Recon Platoon take out a key enemy position and capture the Cuban soldiers manning it. When Major Powers learns this, he bawls Ring and Highway out and threatens Highway with a court-martial, but their commanding officer, Colonel Meyers and reprimands Powers for discouraging the men's fighting spirit, calling Powers "a walking clusterfuck as an infantry officer.", tells Lt. Ring he did a good job leading his men to victory; when Highway and his men return to the U. S. they are met by a warm reception, complete with the division band. To Highway's mock dismay, Stitch Jones informs him that he is going to re-enlist and make a career in the Marine Corps, while Highway confides to Jones he is taking mandatory retirement. Aggie is there to welcome him back, the two of them walk off together. Screenwriter James Carabatsos, a Vietnam veteran of the 1st Cavalry Division, was inspired by an account of American paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division using a pay telephone and a credit card to call in fire support during the invasion of Grenada, fashioned a script of a Korean War veteran career Army non-commissioned officer passing on his values to a new generation of soldiers.
Eastwood was interested in the script and asked his producer, Fritz Manes, to contact the US Army with a view of filming the movie at Fort Bragg. However, the Army read the script and refused to participate, due to Highway being portrayed as a hard drinker, divorced from his wife, using unapproved motivational methods to his troops, an image the Army did not want; the Army called the character a "stereotype" of World War II and Korean War attitudes that did not exist in the modern army and did not like the obscene dialogue and lack of reference to women in the army. Eastwood pleaded his case to an Army general, contending that while the point of the film was that Highway was a throwback to a previous generation, there were values in the World War II- and Korean War-era army that were worth emulating. Eastwood a
FlashForward is an American television series, adapted for television by Brannon Braga and David S. Goyer, which aired for one season on ABC between September 24, 2009, May 27, 2010, it is based on the 1999 novel Flashforward by Canadian science fiction writer Robert J. Sawyer; the series revolves around the lives of several people as a mysterious event causes nearly everyone on the planet to lose consciousness for two minutes and seventeen seconds on October 6, 2009. During this blackout, people see what appear to be visions of their lives on April 29, 2010, a global "flashforward" six months into the future. In May 2010, ABC announced; the season finale for Season 1 was shot before it was known the show would be cancelled and showed another flashforward event happening more than 20 years in the future. This more followed the original book, which featured a flashforward that peered 21½ years into the future. FlashForward is constructed around a high-concept narrative where a mysterious event has caused nearly everyone on the planet to lose consciousness for 137 seconds, during which time people see what appears to be a vision of their own life six months in the future: a global "flashforward".
A team of Los Angeles FBI agents, led by Stanford Wedeck and spearheaded by Mark Benford and his partner Demetri Noh, begin the process of determining what happened and whether it will happen again. Benford contributes a unique perspective on the investigation; the team investigates a number of events related to the flashforward, including "Suspect Zero", who did not lose consciousness during the event because of a quantum entanglement device, the sinister "D. Gibbons/Dyson Frost", a similar mass loss of consciousness in Somalia many years earlier in 1991. Meanwhile, personal revelations contained within the flashforwards occupy the personal lives of the principal characters. Mark Benford sees himself relapsing into alcoholism. Other characters grapple with unexpected or surprising revelations in their flashforwards. Joseph Fiennes as FBI Special Agent Mark Benford – Mark's flashforward guides the investigation of the events of October 6; the husband of Olivia Benford and father of Charlie Benford, he is a recovering alcoholic.
In his flashforward, he sees himself working on the Mosaic investigation when armed masked men enter his office. He sees himself drinking, which he tries to hide from his wife. John Cho as FBI Special Agent Demetri Noh – Mark Benford's partner at the FBI, he had no flashforward and fears that means he will die after he receives a mysterious phone call telling him that he will be murdered. He is engaged to Zoey, a lawyer who believed her flashforward was about their wedding until she realized it was his funeral. Demetri survives March 15, the date he was supposed to have been killed, thanks to Mark's assistance. Courtney B. Vance as FBI Assistant Director Stanford Wedeck – head of the FBI Los Angeles field office, he oversees the October 6 investigation. His flashforward shows him on a toilet reading a newspaper. Sonya Walger as Dr. Olivia Benford – Mark's wife and a successful surgeon at a major hospital, she supervises Dr. Bryce Varley. In her flashforward, she is romantically involved with Dr. Lloyd Simcoe, although she had never met him before the blackout.
They meet when she treats Dylan. Christine Woods as FBI Special Agent Janis Hawk – works at the Los Angeles field office as part of Mark Benford's team. In her vision she was pregnant and having a sonogram, which she finds hard to believe because she is single and a lesbian, she is in charge of watching over Simon in the series. In "Queen Sacrifice", it was revealed that she is a mole reporting to those responsible for the blackout to keep tabs on the FBI's investigation. In "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", it is revealed that she is a double agent for both the FBI and CIA and at the request of Agent Vogel was directed to investigate and identify the mysterious blackout conspirators. Jack Davenport as Dr. Lloyd Simcoe – an academic at Stanford. Lloyd's estranged wife and mother of his son died during the blackout, he has a son with autism, who knows Olivia and whom Charlie mysteriously recognizes. His research partner is Simon Campos, Lloyd believes they are responsible for the blackout but, according to Simon's uncle, they only amplified it, causing it to affect the whole world.
Zachary Knighton as Dr. Bryce Varley – a surgical intern reporting to Dr. Olivia Benford, he was on the verge of committing suicide due to a diagnosis of stage 4 renal cell carcinoma when the blackout occurred. After the blackout he experiences a renewed will to live, sees his vision as a gift. In "Course Correction", Bryce learns. Peyton List as Nicole Kirby – a 19-year-old student and Charlie Benford's babysitter, she was a childhood friend of Tracy. Nicole's flashforward shows her being held underwater by a stranger, she is able to speak Japanese as she spent time in Japan as a child and is able to help Bryce Varley interpret his flashforward which included a sign in Japanese/Kanji. D
Loverboy (1989 film)
Loverboy is a 1989 American comedy film starring Patrick Dempsey, Kirstie Alley, Carrie Fisher. Randy Bodek is a rebellious college slacker, his father, furious over Randy's lack of direction or work ethic, forces Randy to come back home and get a job. Randy finds work as a pizza delivery boy at Señor Pizza, but his pitiful earnings will not allow him to fund college on his own and he despairs of being able to return to Jenny next semester. In his capacity as delivery boy, he soon makes the acquaintance of a middle-aged, wealthy Italian woman, Alex Barnett, who pampers and seduces him, she and Randy enjoy a quiet, passionate affair. During the affair, Randy's stylish appearance, unusually chipper demeanor and gifts being delivered by Randy's handsome Italian co-worker, inspire Randy's father to believe his son is gay. Alex must return to Italy. Randy is disappointed. Alex tells him on their last night together that the next time Señor Pizza receives a delivery order for pizza with extra anchovies, it will be her summoning him again.
However, the next order for extra anchovies comes from an unhappily married Asian woman, Kyoko Bruckner. Further orders come from Dr. Joyce Palmer, director of a women's health practice, isolated aspiring photographer Monica Delancy. Randy's relationships with these women lead him to better understand women's needs. Through Kyoko and Monica's acquaintances, the women Joyce recommends to Randy among her patients, Randy soon has a thriving escort business based around the "extra anchovy" order, which he manages to conceal from Señor Pizza's management; the three women's husbands become suspicious. In an attempt to pin down, having sex with their wives, the three husbands go through their wives' financial statements and credit card bills, leading them to Señor Pizza to confront the delivery boy, having sexual relations with all three of their wives. Meanwhile, Jenny has come to town to surprise Randy, has learned from Jory Talbot, a rival of Randy's, that Randy is seeing other women without her knowledge.
Randy is not there. He escapes the situation before she sees him, passes the pizza off to Tony, with instructions that they are out of anchovies. Randy learns from his other co-worker Henry about Jenny's visit and Jory having told her about the other women. Randy and Jory go out back of Señor Pizza to fight, but the husbands arrive, intent on assaulting Randy, they are about to rough him up when Harry realizes that Randy is Joe Bodek's son. The husbands assault an unsuspecting Jory. Randy confesses to Jenny about the reasons. Jenny is hurt and uncertain she wants to continue their relationship, but agrees to accompany him to his parents' anniversary party; the husbands follow Jory to the party, where the party dissolves into melee, resulting in their arrest for assault. Jory is humiliated. Joe agrees to fund college again. Loverboy received mixed reviews from critics. Loverboy on IMDb Loverboy at AllMovie Loverboy at Rotten Tomatoes Loverboy at Box Office Mojo