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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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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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Teri McEvoy ...
Susan Muldoon
Bernie Landis ...
Larry
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Yo, tú y mi mamá  »

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$21,830,957 (USA)
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Maureen O'Hara refused to sign the movie contract, though she loved the script, until she met co-star John Candy. Fortunately the two of them instantly created a strong rapport and she hastily signed on the dotted line. 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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SOMEONE LIKE YOU
Written and Performed by Van Morrison
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Products, a division of PolyGram
Records, Inc.
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A wonderful movie for anyone who has had a mother.
31 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Many movie fans compared this film to the classic Ernest Borgnine flick, "Marty". While dealing with similar themes, (fat, lonely man finds love), the film spurs big laughs with Rose Muldoon (Maureen O'Hara) manipulating her son Danny (John Candy)with endless mind games and guilt trips in order to remain in complete control. Enter Teresa Luna (Ally Sheedy) a shy mortuary cosmetologist, who awkwardly steals Dannys' heart. Could it be that Rose has finally found competition for Dannys' affection? A side note, while promoting the release of the film, John Candy and Maureen O'Hara appeared on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Maureen, representing the "old school" of Hollywood, proceeded to shower John Candy with so much praise that he became obviously embarrassed. She told Johnny and the audience that John Candy would be not only a great comic actor but the next great dramatic actor to grace the screen since Charles Laughton. Sadly, John Candy didn't live to see this come to pass. All in all, this is a wonderful romantic comedy for all audiences.


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