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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
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Johnny Luna
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Father Strapovic
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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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24 May 1991 (USA)  »

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Yo, tú y mi mamá  »

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$21,830,957 (USA)
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Since Home Alone (1990) and this movie both of which were directed by Chris Columbus were made only months apart from one another, Columbus decided that the main star of Home Alone would do a cameo in this movie while one star who had a cameo in Home Alone would be the main star of this movie. Hence John Candy who had a cameo in Home Alone is the main star of this movie while Macaulay Culkin, the main star of Home Alone has a cameo in this movie as Candy's nephew. In Home Alone Culkin and Candy share no screen time together. In this film, they have one scene together. See more »

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Danny's brother tells him he got Danny's boss to "transfer him to a precinct in Florida." City police departments are self governing -- there is no way anyone in the Chicago police department could transfer anyone to a precinct in another city. 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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References Egghead Rides Again (1937) See more »

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Umbriago
Written by Jimmy Durante and Irving Caesar
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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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