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Only the Lonely (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 24 May 1991 (USA)
A Chicago cop must balance loyalty to his overbearing mother and a relationship with a shy funeral home worker.

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Salvatore Buonarte (as James Belushi)
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Johnny Luna
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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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Also Known As:

Yo, tú y mi mamá  »

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$21,830,957

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,092,802
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Since Home Alone (1990) and this movie, both of which were directed by Chris Columbus, were made only a few months apart from one another, Columbus decided that the main star of Home Alone (1990) would do a cameo in this movie, while one star, who had a cameo in Home Alone (1990), would be the main star of this movie. Hence, John Candy, who had a cameo in Home Alone (1990), is the main star of this movie, while Macaulay Culkin, the main star of Home Alone (1990) has a cameo in this movie as Candy's nephew. In Home Alone (1990), Culkin and Candy share no screentime together. In this film, they have one scene together. See more »

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Danny tells his partner he can not attend the bear game with him because he has a date with Teresa at the ballet, however the date is a Saturday night NFL games are never played on a Saturday night early in the season they are usually played toward the end of the season, their date took place on Halloween night also. See more »

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Danny: [takes both his mother and Theresa out to dinner for them to meet for the first time] Ma, this is Theresa. Theresa, this is my mother.
Theresa: [smiles, shaking her hand] Pleased to meet you, Mrs. Muldoon.
Rose: Rose. I'm Rose.
Theresa: Rose.
Rose: Mm-hmm. Oh, that's a lovely dress you're wearing.
Theresa: Oh, thank you.
Rose: Even though it is a little big on top.
Danny: Ma.
Rose: Well, it is. You said so yourself.
Theresa: No, that's a-a problem I have. I'm really not that endowed on top.
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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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One of John Candy's best roles
10 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

"Only The Lonely" was a great romantic comedy. I absolutely love it and John Candy never disappointed. I loved the storyline and all the actors did great jobs. Ally Sheedy was sweet and Maureen O'Hara was great although her character made me mad sometimes. I felt sorry for Danny (Candy) at times because he loved Theresa (Sheedy) so much but yet his mother didn't want him to be with her because of her religion. And his brother didn't like her because she was too plain. I was a little upset when he didn't show up for the wedding and he and Theresa went their separate ways for a while. But the ending was great and I was happy for them. Jim Belushi and Anthony Quinn were great and I really love this movie. But thanks for reading my review. Rest in peace John Candy. We miss you!!! :(


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