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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 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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Meet Larry Hubbard... Lonely guy. 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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The name of the book that Larry Hubbard (Steve Martin) wrote was "A Guide for the Lonely Guy". See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Larry Hubbard: [Larry is out jogging, his clothes soaked in sweat] I'm not really jogging. I only ran about fifty yards. This is not real sweat, either. I sprayed it on. They sell this at sporting goods stores. It's made from the actual sweat of professional athletes. This was taken from a Boston Celtics basketball player immediately after a double overtime game.
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References Rocky (1976) See more »

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The Lonely Guy
Sung by Max Carl
Music by Glenn Frey
Lyrics by Jack Tempchin
Produced by Glenn Frey and Allan Blazek
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Starts out very funny, but then it just goes a bit flat.
6 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

This movie started out with a bang when I first saw it as a child. I was really disappointed when I could not watch it in its entirety. So when I had a chance to rent it, I jumped at the chance and I am rather sad I did. The first half was still funny, but all the stuff I missed was sadly worth missing. Not that it was all bad mind you, there was a chuckle or two in this part of the movie, but nothing compared to the laughs found in the first half of the film from when Steve finds out his girlfriend has been cheating on him, to the restaurant, to the strange jogging using fake sweat. Then a bit before he writes his book on how to be a lonely guy the movie really slows down its pace and it becomes a bit to sentimental at times, while still showing a bit of the zaniness that made the first half of the film really good. The story is about a lonely guy who starts off with a girlfriend, but ends up alone in rather funny fashion. He makes friends with another lonely guy played very well by Charles Grodin and they proceed to try and help each other out. Like I said you get some great scenes during this time and Steve meets up with a girl he for some reason cannot hook up with due to one problem after another. So in the end an okay movie, that just needed some of that energy from the first half of the film to carry over to the second.


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