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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Warren Evans
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Iris
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Jack Fenwick
Robyn Douglass ...
Danielle
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Himself
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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)
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Sally, 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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You know you're lonely when. See more »

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Comedy

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Release Date:

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

One of two screenplays that screenwriter Neil Simon adapted from a Bruce Jay Friedman story. The other was The Heartbreak Kid (1972). Both starred actor Charles Grodin. See more »

Goofs

After Larry runs over the 59st bridge, Peter Luger's restaurant can be seen in the background. Peter Luger's is in Brooklyn, not Queens, where the 59st bridge connects to Manhattan. See more »

Quotes

Iris: How long have you been a lonely guy?
Larry Hubbard: Is it *that* noticeable? What is it that gave me away?
Iris: I know phony sweat when I smell it. When you first came in, I thought you were Larry Bird.
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Features Woody's Clip Joint (1964) 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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Two Movies
9 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Other people here have commented on the unevenness of this movie. What an understatement. I found the first half of the movie funny, poignant, delightful. Then, all of a sudden, the movie becomes an unfunny, painful bore. It's amazing. The contrast between the two halves is so stark, it's hard to believe it's the same movie. I don't ever recall such a split between two halves of a movie. Ever.

And in the second half, there is a scene in bed involving the 'o' word, that is very painfully unfunny and completely inane.

But what do I know.

Two scenes that really stick out in my mind:

1. When the girl says to Steve: "Nice guys don't stay lonely for long" -- so sweet!

2. When Steve realizes he missed out on a golden opportunity to "get lucky" with a pretty woman. That was wickedly funny!


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