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The Lonely Guy -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Bruce Jay Friedman (book)
Neil Simon (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
27 January 1984 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
You know you're lonely when. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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(2 articles)
User Reviews:
Starts out very funny, but then it just goes a bit flat. See more (34 total) »

Cast

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Steve Martin ... Larry Hubbard

Charles Grodin ... Warren Evans

Judith Ivey ... Iris

Steve Lawrence ... Jack Fenwick
Robyn Douglass ... Danielle

Merv Griffin ... Himself

Joyce Brothers ... 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)

Joan Sweeny ... Sally, Girl in Blood Bank

Nicholas Mele ... Maitre D'
Leon Jones ... Traffic Cop
Richard Delmonte ... Raul
Leslie Wing ... Brenda, Girl in Bar
Helen Verbit ... Woman in Window at Dr. Zook's
Kenneth O'Brien ... Hold Up Man
Erin Hiller ... Carol Zall, Girl in Bank
Karyn Harrison ... Louise - Girl waiting in Bar
Hunt Block ... Louise's Date - in Bar
Alan Leach ... Bookstore Man
Ed Beheler ... Jimmy Carter Look Alike

Jerry Grayson ... Man Who Gets Shot
Michael Greer ... Counterman
George Saurel ... Waiter
Erik Holland ... Ship's Officer
Hugh Douglas ... Narrator (voice)
Sarah Abrell ... Allison the Bride
Ken Hixon ... Guest in Church

Rance Howard ... Minister
Billy James ... Bridge Jumper #2
José Martínez ... Subway Gang Member
Jade Bari ... Cabbie

Gloria Irizarry ... Woman at Elevated
Beau Starr ... Mike - 2nd Cop
Dominic Barlo ... 2nd Hold Up Man
Charles DeVries ... Ship's Maitre D'
Santos Morales ... Janitor
Jolina Mitchell-Collins ... Verna Fenwick (as Jolina Collins)
Lena Pousette ... Frieda, Jack's Mistress
Charlie Laiken ... Man on Roof
Steve Hurwitz ... Man on Roof
Hardy Rauls ... Man on Roof

Doug Smith ... Man on Roof
Tom Kubiak ... Man on Roof
Joanne Dalsass ... Model at Party
Robina Suwol ... Girl at Party
Stephanie Segal ... Agent at Party
George Tyne ... Director at Party
Tony Giorgio ... Writer at Party

Eb Lottimer ... Groom

Dan Moody ... Spaceman
Jerry S. Tonda ... We Lu Fung, Oriental
Badja Djola ... Cave Man
Richard Sarradel ... Spaceman Lover
Susan Spilker ... Spacewoman Lover
Matthew Faison ... Lonely Guy

Martin Beck ... Lonely Guy
Charles Bouvier ... Lonely Guy
Leslie Bevis ... Seven Deadly Sins
Lamya Derval ... Seven Deadly Sins
Martina Finck ... Seven Deadly Sins
Martina Fouler ... Seven Deadly Sins

Jenny Gago ... Seven Deadly Sins

Margo Kelly ... Seven Deadly Sins
Marie Laurin ... Seven Deadly Sins
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bella Jarrett

Loni Anderson ... Herself (uncredited)

Paul Benedict ... Dr. Zook (voice) (uncredited)

Andy Garcia ... (uncredited)
Ray Girardin ... Henry, Bridge Jumper (uncredited)
Elizabeth Kaitan ... (uncredited)

Allan Kolman ... Lonely Ship Passenger (uncredited)

Mike Tremont ... Single Man (uncredited)
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Directed by
Arthur Hiller 
 
Writing credits
Bruce Jay Friedman (book "The Lonely Guy's Book of Life")

Neil Simon (screenplay) and
Stan Daniels (screenplay) and
Ed. Weinberger (screenplay)

Produced by
C.O. Erickson .... co-executive producer
Judy Gordon .... associate producer
Arthur Hiller .... producer
William E. McEuen .... executive producer
Dorothy Wilde .... associate producer
Dorothy Wilde .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Victor J. Kemper 
 
Film Editing by
Raja Gosnell 
William Reynolds 
 
Casting by
Toni Howard 
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Production Design by
James Dowell Vance 
 
Set Decoration by
Linda DeScenna 
 
Costume Design by
Betsy Cox 
 
Makeup Department
Del Armstrong .... makeup artist
Judith A. Cory .... hair stylist
Bron Roylance .... makeup artist: Loni Anderson
 
Production Management
C.O. Erickson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan B. Curtiss .... second assistant director
Jack Roc .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Robert L. Hoyt .... sound re-recordist (as Robert Hoyt)
Larry Jost .... sound
Stanley H. Polinsky .... sound re-recordist
John J. Stephens .... sound re-recordist
Michael D. Wilhoit .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Robert G. Willard .... special effects (as Robert Willard)
 
Visual Effects by
Bill Taylor .... matte photography
Albert Whitlock .... special visual effects
 
Stunts
Kerrie Cullen .... stunts
Dean Smith .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bobby Brown .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, New York
Alan R. Disler .... assistant camera
Bill Roc .... assistant camera
Robert C. Thomas .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandra Culotta .... costumer
Dennis Schoonderwoerd .... costumer
Bruce Walkup .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Mellissa Bretherton .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Kenneth Hall .... music editor (as Ken Hall)
Greg Fulginiti .... music engineer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Betty Chaplin .... script supervisor
Devron Conrad .... stand-in: Steve Martin
Cindy Cullen .... animal trainer
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
David Oliver .... title designer
James W. Skotchdopole .... production assistant
 

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Runtime:
90 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
Third of three Neil Simon written films directed by Arthur Hiller. The first was The Out of Towners (1970) whilst the second was Plaza Suite (1971).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Warren and Larry are standing on the street with their ferns talking the woman in the blue dress with the brown purse passes in their background going from left to right and then passes them again going in the same left to right direction a short time later.See more »
Quotes:
Warren Evans:I don't like to take naps. I don't like to wake up more than once a day. 'Cause when I first wake up I get that shock of who I am and everything. I... I really don't like to do that more than once a day.
Larry Hubbard:Ya.
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Movie Connections:
References Rocky (1976)See more »
Soundtrack:
Don't Call Me LonelySee more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Starts out very funny, but then it just goes a bit flat., 6 January 2010
Author: Aaron1375

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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