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The Lonely Guy (1984)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  27 January 1984 (USA)
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A writer for a greeting card company learns the true meaning of loneliness when he comes home to find his girlfriend in bed with another man.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Warren Evans
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Iris
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Jack Fenwick
Robyn Douglass ...
Danielle
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Himself
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Herself (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)
Candi Brough ...
Schneider Twin
Randi Brough ...
Schneider Twin
Julie Payne ...
Rental Agent
Madison Arnold ...
Lonely Cop
Roger Robinson ...
Greeting Card Supervisor
Dan Hannafin ...
Park Guard (as Daniel P. Hannafin)
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Sally, Girl in Blood Bank
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Maitre D'
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Storyline

When shy Larry Hubbard finds his girlfriend in bed with another man he is forced to begin a new life as single. But since he can't bear being on his own he tries to court Iris who is not however interested in him. Larry begins writing a book on his experience as a single which unexpectedly becomes a best seller. He becomes rich and famous and even his relationship with Iris can begin on a new basis. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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You know you're lonely when. See more »

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Comedy

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Release Date:

27 January 1984 (USA)  »

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Anime gemelle  »

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$4,800,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cardboard cut-outs of celebrities seen at the Lonely Guys' party included Dolly Parton' and Tom Selleck. See more »

Goofs

When Larry calls Carol at the bank during the robbery she is tied up and sitting toward the back of the bank between a man and another woman employee also both tied. In the next scene she is sitting 20 feet closer to the front door of the bank still tied up but behind a desk by herself. See more »

Quotes

Larry Hubbard: [Larry is out jogging, his clothes soaked in sweat] I'm not really jogging. I only ran about fifty yards. This is not real sweat, either. I sprayed it on. They sell this at sporting goods stores. It's made from the actual sweat of professional athletes. This was taken from a Boston Celtics basketball player immediately after a double overtime game.
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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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Oughta Know Love By Now
Performed by Winston Ford
Written by Gerard McMahon
Produced by Gerard McMahon
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For "Anyone Who Had a Heart"
1 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'd call this a small masterpiece.

I usually watch just ten minutes of a movie, find it boring, then discard it. Or, I fast forward through great big sections of a film and get satisfaction from the leftover bits and pieces. With this one I never once reached for the fast forward button. It is charming, touching, lovely, hilarious and satisfying. One cares deeply for the characters played by Martin and Grodin and wants happiness to come their way.

The sadness never overwhelms because the lighthearted scenes make for a perfect balance.

You could go through a whole row at Blockbuster and not find a gem like this one. If you have even just a touch of a tender heart, by all means rent this one.


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