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Only the Lonely (1991)

PG-13 | | 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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Doyle
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Nick Acropolis
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Salvatore Buonarte (as James Belushi)
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Johnny Luna
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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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Yo, tú y mi mamá  »

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$21,830,957 (USA)
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When this film was released into theaters, Chris Columbus's previous film, Home Alone (1990), was still playing in theaters. At the end of the weekend, this film finished fourth at the box office while Home Alone (1990) finished 11th. See more »

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[repeated line]
Danny: Sometimes it's good to be a cop.
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MARIE'S WEDDING
Written by Van Morrison and Paddy Moloney
Performed by Van Morrison and The Chieftains
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Products, a division of PolyGram
Records, Inc.
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John Candy - We miss you.
29 April 1999 | by (Norwich, England) – See all my reviews

A wonderfully light RomCom that stands as one of the best tributes to John Candy (alongside Uncle Buck).

Though, this is a comedy, it still allows Candy to show his true acting skills, and many of the choicest comedy moments go to Maureen O'Hara as Candy's mother, who almost steals the film.

It is a sad trait in Hollywood theory which appears to dictate that comediens can't do serious acting and so should never be given serious roles, yet many have proved this to be wrong. John Candy himself proved it in JKF, Dan Aykroyd did in Driving Miss Daisy, and Robin Williams has done it on numerous occasions.

This film reminds us of the John Candy we will always love, as the big guy with a big heart to match.

Farewell John, you are sadly missed.


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