naked,' but just enough
favorite food is his mother's lasagna. His father says he is "90-per-cent
perfect." And here, on Page 143 of the November issue of Playboy,
he is straddled by three naked women.
Murdocco is your local boy made good. His dad, Frank Murdocco, is
the owner of the Calabria Cafe on Commercial and his pride in his
son is matched only by the utter perfection of his espresso and
to the naked people. "There he is. You can just see a little
bit of his face," says Frank, pointing to the supportive person
boy Vince Murdocco is Hollywood's new Flesh Gordon. He Is also the
light-heavyweight kickboxing champion of Canada, a distinction not
so incidental because it means that he's tough, athletic and naturally
marketable as a movie hunk.
life these days is in a state of apprehended ignition while filmdom
gets ready to turn the key, crank up the revs
and pop the clutch on this vehicle that could make young Vince very
big very fast.
soon "Flesh Gordon Meets the Cosmic Cheerleaders". It's
the movie that his dad hopes will turn Vince Murdocco into Burnaby's
next Michael J. Fox, only taller.
years after the boomingly successful soft-core Flesh Gordon began
to reap its $70 million on movie screens, the Vancouver-made sequel
is about to hit town and its destiny is entwined with Vince's. He's
the great looking kid discovered by the producers when he just happened
to be giving his girlfriend a lilt to an audition.
his dad tell it, as he proudly does te everyone who comes into Calabria.
boy went to Fort Lauderdale to fight and there he met the Penthouse
Pet of the Mouth (not yet, but she would be in June 1990). And she
tell in love with my son.
phoned him almost every day. She came up here a few times and she
was looking for a part hi the movie Flesh Gordon. So Vince drove
her to where they were doing the auditions.
movie guys - instead of looking at her they could only look at my
son. They looked at him and they figured he looks better than Donny
Lalonde, the guy they were planning to have as Flesh Gordon.
they tell my son they want him," Frank says that Vince was
suitably modest. "I'm no actor, I'm a fighter." his dad
says he told the producers.
Penthouse Pet? Frank stresses that when Miss June stayed with the
Murdocco's she didn't dress as she did in the photo spread."They're
not going out any more but she still calls him all the time. In
her mind she still wants to marry him," says Frank.
to Playboy. It's a feature entitled Sex In Cinema 1990, which Frank
says is an overstatement '1 wouldn't let him do It If it was a porno,
Even if he Is 24 next month, I wouldn't let him do it.
nothing naked in this movie. A lot of bikini, a lot of topless -.
which is normal if they want to get people to go to the movie. "They
have love and kissing and stuff like that. IfI not, what would they
do? Just stand around like statues?"
after Flesh has included a role in Kickboxing II, where Vince plays
a not bad guy killed 20 minutes before the end.
fact is that Vince Murdocco is a good guy. Whenever he's in town
he works in the espresso bar with his dad and two brothers, although
at home his mom still has to make his bed and clean up after him.
days he alternates living in Burnaby and LA,, where he takes acting
lessons and looks for work while awaiting release of his two movies
spent months seeking acting jobs in Vancouver-based productions,
but his father says he couldn't get big parts on Wiseguy or 21 Jump
Street "because you can't have too many good-looking guys on
the same program."
why is Vince only 99-per-cent perfect? "Because sometimes he
doesn't listen to me," says Frank.
Stall - Vancouver Sun