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The Lonely Guy (1984)

R | | Comedy | 27 January 1984 (USA)
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A writer for a greeting card company learns the true meaning of loneliness when he comes home to find his girlfriend in bed with another man.

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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 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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Meet Larry Hubbard... Lonely guy. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anime gemelle 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of two movies that comedian Steve Martin starred in 1984. The other was All of Me (1984). See more »

Goofs

The mechanical chess game moves its rook and says, "Queen Rook to Queen Seven," taking Warren's queen, then says "Checkmate." The space it moves the rook to is King 7, not Queen 7. It is also not checkmate because there is no piece guarding the rook. Warren could have taken the rook with his king. See more »

Quotes

Larry Hubbard: Did you ever try, like, maybe swooping if over? You know how some guys grow their hair real long and then swoop it over. You can do a lot like that. You can get a pompadour and everything.
Warren Evans: My hair doesn't grow long enough to swoop it over. Besides, I think when you see a guy with his hair swooped over, you know he's doing it to cover up something.
Larry Hubbard: Yeah, if a guy has a lot of hair, he's not gonna swoop it over.
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Oughta Know Love By Now
Performed by Winston Ford
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Amusing look at singles' dating hell via Martin & Grodin
11 April 2003 | by george.schmidtSee all my reviews

THE LONELY GUY (1984) **1/2 Steve Martin, Judith Ivey, Charles Grodin, Steve Lawrence. (Cameos: Dr. Joyce Brothers and Merv Griffin) Martin is the title character amid the pathos and pain of being alone. He finds celebrity after penning a book about his condition. Some amusing moments mostly with a barely recognizable and droll Grodin. Scripted by Neil Simon.


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