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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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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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Please don't turn him down. See more »

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27 January 1984 (USA)  »

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$4,800,000 (USA)
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This Neil Simon co-written movie was neither based on his life nor an incident in it nor anyone that he had observed either. Nor was it based on one of his plays. See more »

Goofs

When Warren and Larry are standing on the street with their ferns talking the woman in the blue dress with the brown purse passes in their background going from left to right and then passes them again going in the same left to right direction a short time later. See more »

Quotes

Warren Evans: First time lonely guy?
Larry Hubbard: What's a lonely guy?
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One of Steve Martin's best
14 September 2011 | by (Bernardsville, NJ) – See all my reviews

'The Lonely Guy' with Steve Martin is a comedic gem. Coming courtesy of Neil Simon, we are introduced to Larry Hubbard, a greeting card writer and the title character of this wonderful film. Cheated on by his girlfriend early in the film, he realizes that he is now part of a large (but silent) group of people known as Lonely Guys. He meets a fellow lonely guy (A rarely better Charles Grodin) and the two strike up a friendship based on mutual loneliness. It sounds really depressing and strange but this such a funny movie! The writing is heartfelt, and the jokes are great. Try not to laugh when Steve Martin and Charles Grodin talk about haircuts on a park bench. It's great! So many funny sight gags and wonderful jokes, that you'll be laughing all the way through.

As the movie moves along we watch Larry trying to cope with his new found status as a lonely guy. Walking into a restaurant, he admits that he is dining alone for the evening. Right then, a spotlight shines on him and every customer in the restaurant stops talking and stares at him. He tries buying a dog, but when he throws a stick for the dog to catch, the dog runs away! It's full of funny scenes where you just laugh at the goofiness.

One of Steve Martin's best, along with 'Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid', and 'The Man With Two Brains', give this film a chance you'll be pleasantly surprised!


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