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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Warren Evans
Jack Fenwick
Robyn Douglass ...
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)
Sally, Girl in Blood Bank
Maitre D'


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 <>

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27 January 1984 (USA)  »

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$4,800,000 (USA)

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One of two movies that comedian Steve Martin starred in 1984. The other was All of Me (1984). See more »


When Warren and Larry are standing on the street with their ferns talking the NYPD police car 807 drives by and then drives by again a second time five seconds later. See more »


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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References Rocky (1976) See more »


Love Comes Without Warning
Performed by America
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Lyrics by John Bettis
Produced by Matt McCauley
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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For "Anyone Who Had a Heart"
1 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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