A writer for a greeting card company discovers the struggles and tribulations of living alone after breaking up with his unfaithful girlfriend.

Director:

Arthur Hiller

Writers:

Ed. Weinberger (screenplay), Stan Daniels (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Martin ... Larry
Charles Grodin ... Warren
Judith Ivey ... Iris
Steve Lawrence ... Jack
Robyn Douglass ... Danielle
Merv Griffin ... Merv Griffin
Joyce Brothers ... Joyce Brothers (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)
Candi Brough Candi Brough ... Schneider Twin
Randi Brough Randi Brough ... Schneider Twin
Julie Payne Julie Payne ... Rental Agent
Madison Arnold ... Lonely Cop
Roger Robinson ... Greeting Card Supervisor
Dan Hannafin Dan Hannafin ... Park Guard (as Daniel P. Hannafin)
Joan Sweeny ... Girl in Blood Bank
Nicholas Mele ... Maitre D'
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Storyline

When shy Larry Hubbard finds his girlfriend in bed with another man he is forced to begin a new life as single. But since he can't bear being on his own he tries to court Iris who is not however interested in him. Larry begins writing a book on his experience as a single which unexpectedly becomes a best seller. He becomes rich and famous and even his relationship with Iris can begin on a new basis. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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Taglines:

You know you're lonely when. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

New York City was recreated on the Universal backlot, with a life-size model of the Manhattan Bridge constructed for the production. The cast and crew spent three weeks of the production on location in New York. See more »

Goofs

After Larry runs over the 59th Street bridge, Peter Luger's restaurant can be seen in the background. Peter Luger's is in Brooklyn, not Queens, where the 59th St. bridge connects to Manhattan. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: This film is respectfully dedicated to lonely guys everywhere. Lonely guys have been with us since the beginning of time.
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Connections

References Rocky (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lonely Guy
Sung by Max Carl
Music by Glenn Frey
Lyrics by Jack Tempchin
Produced by Glenn Frey and Allan Blazek
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Mildly Amusing Steve Martin Vehicle
25 January 2000 | by stryker-5See all my reviews

The reasonable sprinkling of chuckles in this light comedy about loneliness in New York is ably augmented by Charles Grodin, displaying a hitherto undisclosed talent for geekery. As with all Steve Martin efforts, this one veers towards sentimentality and sports an unearned happy ending. And that's about it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lonely Guy See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,072,130, 29 January 1984

Gross USA:

$5,718,573

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,718,573
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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