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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Warren
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Iris
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Jack
Robyn Douglass ...
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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Anime gemelle  »

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$4,800,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

An Australian movie poster press-ad featured a joke questionnaire. It said: "YOU KNOW YOU'RE LONELY WHEN: A. Your inflatable doll has a headache. B. You have long, intimate conversations with your pet fern. C. Your answering machine puts you on hold. D. You drive the wrong way down a one-way street so someone will wave at you. E. You eat garlic and nobody notices." See more »

Goofs

When Larry is running, he pays a toll to run across the 59st bridge. There is no toll on the 59st bridge. See more »

Quotes

Jack Fenwick: Hey, say hello to my wife, Verna.
Verna Fenwick: Hello.
Larry Hubbard: Hi.
Jack Fenwick: And this is my girlfriend Frieda.
Frieda, Jack's Mistress: Hi, nice to meet you.
Larry Hubbard: Nice to meet you.
Jack Fenwick: We got a little apartment here on the West Side. One big room, and a 40-foot mattress.
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Connections

Features Battlestar Galactica (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Call Me Lonely
Performed by Gerard McMahon
Written by Gerard McMahon
Produced by Gerard McMahon
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Lonely guys don't stay lonely forever.
27 September 2005 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

This movie is so funny!

I remember seeing this see not even in high school yet. It was so funny overall that , as a kid, I didn't even care if I didn't get the adult humor. Larry Hubbard just makes me laugh!

The first thing working for this is location-location-LOCATION! It's so fun to see NYC and there are even scenes of Steve Martin walking nonchalant in the streets (see early scene where Steve crosses the street, a guy passes him and then quickly turns his head to look back at Steve – that's so New York!). Larry's happy-go lucky attitude makes him affable and it's hilarious to see him stuck in one lonely rut to another. THEN, definite plus for this movie is Charles Grodin's Warren who is the anti-Larry. Grodin's pessimistic responses, rules for lonely guys, and ultra-lonely attitude just crack me up in any scene he is in. "Isn't your guy going to say good-bye to my guy?" That's just too funny!!!

There are lots of classic moments like on the Manhattan bridge, any of Larry & Warren hanging out, or any lonely lesson learned. The chemistry between Martin and several people in the film is great. Watch this one and remember, you have to reserve "Gene Hackman" a week in advance.


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