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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

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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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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Trivia

The scene depicted on this film's main American movie poster, that of Steve Martin riding on a two-seater bicycle with a dog, is not actually seen in the movie. See more »

Goofs

After Larry runs over the 59st bridge, Peter Luger's restaurant can be seen in the background. Peter Luger's is in Brooklyn, not Queens, where the 59st bridge connects to Manhattan. See more »

Quotes

Larry Hubbard: Iris, how old are you?
Iris: Thirty.
Larry Hubbard: And you've had *six* husbands?
Iris: That's a lot, isn't it?
Larry Hubbard: No, no, not really. When you think about it, it's just one every five years.
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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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For "Anyone Who Had a Heart"
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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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