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The Lonely Guy (1984)

R | | Comedy | 27 January 1984 (USA)
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
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Iris
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Jack
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Danielle
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Merv Griffin
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Joyce Brothers (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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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)  »

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$4,800,000 (USA)
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Trivia

This movie was first released in the USA just four months after the similarly titled The Lonely Lady (1983). See more »

Goofs

When Warren and Larry are standing on the street with their ferns talking it is initially a very overcast day with only a slight building shadow showing near the curb on the other side of the street. Toward the end of the scene it is suddenly a very bright day and a very visible shadow has moved 2/3 of the way across the street towards them. See more »

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Larry Hubbard: You know, the guys who always keep their hair are the guys who have no use for it at all, they're not trying to impress anybody.
Warren Evans: Who's that?
Larry Hubbard: Like bums. You ever seen a bald bum? They always have a beautiful head of hair.
Warren Evans: Why is that?
Larry Hubbard: I think it's because they never wash it. It's the only time you ever see your hair fall out is after you take your shower and you wash your hair, there's a bunch of hair laying there.
Warren Evans: You mean if I'd never washed my hair, I'd have a full head of hair?
Larry Hubbard: Of course, ...
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Connections

Features Woody's Clip Joint (1964) See more »

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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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