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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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Nick Acropolis
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Salvatore Buonarte
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Father Strapovic
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Patrick Muldoon Jr.
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Susan Muldoon
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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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24 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Yo, tú y mi mamá  »

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$21,830,957 (USA)
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Chris Columbus wrote the script with actress Maureen O'Hara in mind for the role of the mother. Once casting had begun, he insisted on having O'Hara play the role and began a search for her. What he didn't know was that she had long since retired and was living on St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Knowing her brother Charles B. Fitzsimons was still in the movie industry, Columbus contacted him and had a script sent. O'Hara's brother then sent the script to her and said, "This you do!" After reading the script herself, Maureen contacted her brother and said, "This I do!" See more »

Quotes

Nick Acropolis: Rose! Rose, I am trying again. Will you please accept these flowers?
Rose: I don't want them. And I don't date Greeks.
Nick Acropolis: You know, you and I could make each other so happy. Greek men are great lovers.
Rose: And Greek men never bathe.
Nick Acropolis: I bathe twice a day! Three times! When I do my sit-ups. Feel that stomach. Hard like an eighteen-year-old's. Come on, feel it!
Rose: I'm not feeling anything of yours.
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AIN'T THAT A KICK IN THE HEAD
Written by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen
Performed by Dean Martin
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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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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