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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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Doyle
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Susan Muldoon
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Storyline

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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24 May 1991 (USA)  »

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Only the Lonely  »

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$21,830,957 (USA)
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Brothers Macauley Culkin and Kieran Culkin previously worked with director Chris Columbus and producer John Hughes on the 1990 comedy Home Alone, which makes an appearance in this movie. See more »

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The scene of the sun setting over Lake Michigan doesn't make sense. Since Lake Michigan is the eastern border of Chicago the sun could only rise over the lake. See more »

Quotes

Danny: [Danny has just scored a date with Theresa and runs into some funeral attendees] Yeah! Oh... sorry... but I just got lucky in there with a girl.
[funeral attendees look shocked]
Danny: Not in that way... she does everybody in there... not in that way. But she probably did that guy there... I gotta go.
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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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