You Can't Hurry Love (film)

You Can't Hurry Love
Directed by Richard Martini
Produced by Jonathan D. Krane
Simon R. Lewis
Lawrence Kasanoff
William J. Rouhana Jr.
Anthony Santa Croce
Ellen Steloff
Written by Richard Martini
Starring David Leisure
Scott McGinnis
Anthony Geary
Bridget Fonda
Music by Bob Esty
Cinematography Peter Lyons Collister
John Schwartzman
Edited by Richard Candib
Distributed by Lightning Pictures
Release dates
January 20, 1988 (1988-01-20)
Running time
92 min
Country United States
Language English
Box office $333,152 (USA)

You Can't Hurry Love is a 1988 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Martini. A guy who moonlights as a low-budget director of commercials is looking for someone to love, so he pays a dating service and is videotaped on several occasions. The film shows the many women who seduce our hero, until he finally finds his true love...


Eddie Hayes is a newcomer to Los Angeles who seeks to take a job to re-start his life after a failed relationship in his Ohio home town. His slacker cousin, Skip, sets him up with a job interview at an advertising company, headed by the eccentric Peter Newcomb, who instead hooks Eddie up with his punk half-brother, Tony, at a beachside surfboard shop in handing out flyers. Eddie meets a potential new girlfriend, named Peggy Kellogg, who works for a dating service which Eddie decides to moonlight as a director of interview videos for the dating service to be close to Peggy. Eddie soon puts himself in front of the camera to try to pick up a potential girlfriend for himself to settle down with. As he goes on a series of disastrous blind dates with various women, each one stranger then the last one, will Eddie ever hook up with Peggy despite the fact that she has a boyfriend, and engaged?

DVD release

The film has been released on DVD by Lions Gate Home Entertainment as a double feature with Love Hurts.


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