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The Lonely Guy (1984)

 -  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 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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A Hysterical Comedy About Being Lonely in the City See more »

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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 January 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anime gemelle  »

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

When the officer gives Larry the ticket for the dog poop he fails to take down any of his details. See more »

Quotes

Larry Hubbard: [narrating] If you like to play fetch don't get a fast dog. All they want to do is show off and they don't care about your stick. If they don't comeback by sundown you're out three hundred dollars.
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Don't Call Me Lonely
Performed by Gerard McMahon
Written by Gerard McMahon
Produced by Gerard McMahon
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Mildly Amusing Steve Martin Vehicle
25 January 2000 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The reasonable sprinkling of chuckles in this light comedy about loneliness in New York is ably augmented by Charles Grodin, displaying a hitherto undisclosed talent for geekery. As with all Steve Martin efforts, this one veers towards sentimentality and sports an unearned happy ending. And that's about it.


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