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Only the Lonely (1991)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  24 May 1991 (USA)
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A Chicago cop must balance loyalty to his overbearing mother and a relationship with a shy funeral home worker.

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Patrick Muldoon
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Doyle
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Spats
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Nick Acropolis
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Salvatore Buonarte
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Johnny Luna
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Father Strapovic
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Patrick Muldoon Jr.
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O'Neal
Teri McEvoy ...
Susan Muldoon
Bernie Landis ...
Larry
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Danny, a cop, meets and falls in love with Theresa. They get engaged, despite sneaking around behind his mother's back, but when push comes to shove, he can't quite quit worrying about his mother long enough to be any kind of lover to Theresa. Written by Gregg Long <diggerblue@hotmail.com>

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The Man, The Woman, The Mother.

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Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

24 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Yo, tú y mi mamá  »

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$21,830,957 (USA)
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The producers of the film did not include a trailer on location for Maureen O'Hara in their budget. John Candy was furious that the producers were showing someone of her stature such disrespect he gave her his own trailer. The producers finally caved in because they couldn't have Candy, the star of the film, without his own trailer. See more »

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Father Strapovic: You feel threatened by Theresa.
Rose: Threatened?
Father Strapovic: Yes. See, she's taking up a lot of Danny's time, so you're feeling threatened that she's trying to steal your son.
Rose: What?
Father Strapovic: Rose, I know you realize it's the nineties, I'm just not sure you realize it's the *nineteen* nineties.
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References Egghead Rides Again (1937) See more »

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ONLY THE LONELY
Written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson
Performed by Roy Orbison
Courtesy of Sony Music Special Products, a division of
Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.
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This is an IRISH movie...
7 November 2003 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

I know it takes place in Chicago, but because of Maureen O'Hara, Ireland's all-time best female actress, this movie has to be Irish. Although many of the people who commented on this movie, thought Miss O'Hara was a mean mother, she was really playing her part to the hilt. The interaction between her and John Candy, who plays an Irish-American cop, whose mother is from the old country, and has a hard time controlling her mouth or her actions.

"It pays to be a cop," is a favourite saying of Candy, who uses his position to great advantage. The mean part comes when Maureen tries to break up John and his new girlfriend, because, as most Irish mothers do, she thinks the woman is not good enough for him.

Why do I think this way? Because I am an Irish mother from Ireland.


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