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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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Joe Mulholland, Head of Production at a Hollywood studio, makes a rather fool-hardy promise to a dying friend. He undertakes to make a major movie using the title - if not the content - of ... See full summary »

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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
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Schneider Twin
Julie Payne ...
Rental Agent
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Lonely Cop
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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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MEET LARRY HUBBARD...LONELY GUY. He was young, free, and eligible, 'Real' eligible. When his girl friend left him, he tried his best to meet all kinds of women: lawyers, teachers, secretaries...any women. But he just wasn't succeeding. He was still lonely. So lonely he wrote a book about it, and then things began to change. He became successful and famous. Larry was an overnight sensation. But he was still a lonely guy. And just when he thought he'd never find the girl of his dreams...She found him. 'And that's when his troubles really started! See more »

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27 January 1984 (USA)  »

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$4,800,000 (USA)
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Charles Grodin appeared in this movie without his toupee. See more »

Goofs

When Larry calls Carol at the bank during the robbery she is tied up and sitting toward the back of the bank between a man and another woman employee also both tied. In the next scene she is sitting 20 feet closer to the front door of the bank still tied up but behind a desk by herself. See more »

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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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References Rocky (1976) See more »

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Oughta Know Love By Now
Performed by Winston Ford
Written by Gerard McMahon
Produced by Gerard McMahon
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A movie for anyone who has ever felt lonely - at least you're better off than these guys!
17 May 1999 | by (Norwich, England) – See all my reviews

A movie about being lonely, doesn't grab you as the obvious subject to make a comedy about does it? But this movie does wonderfully.

Great performances from Martin and Grodin especially (in what in my opinion his is best ever role) as he guides Martin's character through what it is to be a lonely guy, from cocktail parties with cardboard cut-outs of film stars, to standing in as an opening act when their friends are going to be late for dates.

This he learns so well he turns it into a best selling book and eventually finds true love. A wonderful movie that will comfort anyone who is feeling a bit down as it shows that things could be so much worse.


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