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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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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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27 January 1984 (USA)  »

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$4,800,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Third of three Neil Simon written films starring actor Charles Grodin. The others were The Heartbreak Kid (1972) and Seems Like Old Times (1980). None of these were based on a Simon play. 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

Jack Fenwick: Don't be so broken up about Danielle. She already dumped Raul, you know.
Larry Hubbard: She has?
Jack Fenwick: Yeah, she's living with a rock group now.
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Features Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953) See more »

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The Lonely Guy
Sung by Max Carl
Music by Glenn Frey
Lyrics by Jack Tempchin
Produced by Glenn Frey and Allan Blazek
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some fun wackiness but peters out
14 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

This is dedicated to lonely guys everywhere. Larry Hubbard (Steve Martin) is an aspiring writer working at a greetings card company. He finds his girlfriend Danielle in bed with another man and she kicks him out. He befriends lonely guy Warren Evans (Charles Grodin) from the park bench. He meets Iris (Judith Ivey) at a diner but he smudges her number. He meets her again and loses her number again. She breaks up with him and he writes a book about his experience. He becomes a best seller.

It has a quirky original sense of spoof humor. This Arthur Hiller film reminds me of Mel Brooks. It's wacky light fun for a little while but it gets a bit repetitive. Martin and the sad Grodin have some nice comic chemistry. Judith Ivey is not funny enough. She needs to be as wacky as he is. She needs to be a great comedian. She's too limited. The perfect way for her character to go is for her to be a lonely gal. Even the sad Grodin feels repetitive with their pontifications.


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