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Only the Lonely (1991)

PG-13 | | 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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Salvatore Buonarte (as James Belushi)
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O'Neal
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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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24 May 1991 (USA)  »

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Yo, tú y mamá  »

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$21,830,957 (USA)
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Last theatrical film for Maureen O'Hara. See more »

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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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Referenced in John Candy: Comic Spirit (2005) See more »

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MY WILD IRISH ROSE
Written by Chauncey Olcott
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Fabulous Movie, One of John Candy's BEST
16 May 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This has to be one of my all time favourite movies! I loved seeing the late, great John Candy in a romantic comedy lead role.

Casting was superb with Ally Sheedy as his shy love interest, and Maureen O'Hara as his domineering Irish battleaxe mother.

Watch for Jim Belushi as Danny's (John's) cop partner and Macaulay & Kieran Culkin as John's nephews.

Anthony Quinn turns in a charming performance as Nick Acropolis, the Greek neighbour who fancies Rose (Maureen O'Hara).

John Candy was such a superb actor and passed away suddenly at the age of 43 - this movie was one of his unsung gems and one could only wonder at what he might have given us.

A MUST SEE!!


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