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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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This movie's main American movie poster ran the following preamble: "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 »

Goofs

When the officer gives Larry the ticket for the dog poop he fails to take down any of his details. See more »

Quotes

Lonely Cop: Listen, I really don't have to use the can I just want to ask you, where do you get these things?
[the cardboard people]
Lonely Cop: They're fantastic?
Larry Hubbard: You mean you're a...
Lonely Cop: Yeah, a lonely cop.
Larry Hubbard: A lonely cop? Aww. You get them at The Lonely Guy's store at 81st and Lex.
Lonely Cop: Do they have Gene Hackman?
Larry Hubbard: Uh,
[to Warren who's in the kitchen]
Larry Hubbard: Hey Warren! Does The Lonely Guy's store have Gene Hackman?
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Don't Call Me Lonely
Performed by Gerard McMahon
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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