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The Lonely Guy (1984) Poster

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This film was made and released about six years after Bruce Jay Friedman's source book 'The Lonely Guy's Book of Life' was first published in 1978.
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Charles Grodin appeared in this movie without his toupee.
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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!'".
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Cardboard cut-outs of celebrities seen at the Lonely Guys' party included Dolly Parton' and Tom Selleck.
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An Australian movie poster press-ad featured a joke questionnaire. It said: "YOU KNOW YOU'RE LONELY WHEN: A. Your inflatable doll has a headache. B. You have long, intimate conversations with your pet fern. C. Your answering machine puts you on hold. D. You drive the wrong way down a one-way street so someone will wave at you. E. You eat garlic and nobody notices."
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Steve Martin received name-above-the-title sole first top billing, Charles Grodin received second billing.
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The scene depicted on this film's main American movie poster, that of Steve Martin riding on a two-seater bicycle with a dog, is not actually seen in the movie.
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Steve Martin is seen dressed up as Charles Chaplin in this movie as Charlie's "Tramp" character.
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First of two Neil Simon written movies starring Steve Martin. The other was the Simon remake The Out-of-Towners (1999).
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The name of the book that Larry Hubbard (Steve Martin) wrote was "A Guide for the Lonely Guy".
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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.
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Third of three Neil Simon written films starring actor Charles Grodin. The others were The Heartbreak Kid (1972) and Seems Like Old Times (1980). None of these were based on a Simon play.
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This movie was first released in the USA just four months after the similarly titled The Lonely Lady (1983).
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This Neil Simon co-written movie was neither based on his life nor an incident in it nor anyone that he had observed either. Nor was it based on one of his plays.
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One of two films featuring both Steve Martin and Charles Grodin. The other was Movers & Shakers (1985).
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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).
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In an early film role, actor Andy Garcia appeared in the film uncredited.
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One of two movies that comedian Steve Martin starred in 1984. The other was All of Me (1984).
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One of two movies, both comedies, released in 1984 that were directed by Arthur Hiller. The other picture was Teachers (1984).
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Steve Martin once said of 'The Lonely Guy's Book of Life': "I love this book!".
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Movie posters and promotional materials for this movie formed the word "The" inside the symbol of a heart in this film's title logo thereby evoking the film's love theme and rom-com romantic-comedy genre.
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Merv Griffin:  As Himself, during the The Merv Griffin Show (1962) sequence.
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Loni Anderson:  As Herself (uncredited).
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Joyce Brothers:  As Herself, Dr. Joyce Brothers.
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Ed Beheler:  As a Jimmy Carter Look Alike. Credited as this, it is not actually clear though whether this cameo is meant to be the former American president (he vocally sounds like him) or an impersonator.
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