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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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Patrick Muldoon
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Doyle
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Spats
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Nick Acropolis
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Salvatore Buonarte (as James Belushi)
Joe Greco ...
Johnny Luna
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Father Strapovic
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Billy Muldoon
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Patrick Muldoon Jr.
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O'Neal
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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Producer John Hughes insisted to writer-director Chris Columbus that Ally Sheedy be cast as Theresa. The reason was because Hughes wanted to have a member of his "brat pack" movies be romantically involved with a star of his later adult features on screen. This represents two different generations of Hughes regulars as Sheedy was a "brat pack" member frequently cast by Hughes, and Candy was frequently cast when Hughes departed into making movies with adult characters. 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: [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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Remake of Marty (1955) See more »

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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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Candy Shows His Human Side
29 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Roles like this helped make big John Candy somewhat of a beloved figure in his time. He was good at playing big, lovable oafs that usually messed up but had a good heart.

Many times, as in here, he might appear jovial on the outside but inside he was a very lonely guy, hence the title. I'll bet a number of viewers could identify with him. In this film he plays "Danny Muldoon."

Ally Sheedy's character, "Theresa Luna," is sweet in the beginning but then becomes unfairly-demanding and annoying by the end. Maureen O'Hara did a fine job playing "Danny's" domineering mother, "Rose." She came out of retirement to do this film and did herself proud. Anthony Quinn's role was stupid.

This movie is billed as a comedy but I didn't find a lot of laughs in it. It's really more of a sentimental drama, and it works on that level. I always enjoy seeing comedians do drama, because they are so good at doing it. I'm sorry Candy didn't make a few more dramatic roles.


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