Ray is a man obsessed with his own mortality. When Ray's best friend dies of a heart attack, Ray is convinced that all of his aches and pains are an indication of his own imminent death. His life turns into a slapstick farce of health-crazed anxiety and hypochondria, until he finally learns that all he has to fear is fear itself. Written by
A funny look at "take two aspirin and call me in the morning."
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Did You Know?
Prior to the film being shot, Director David Leland
assured Joe Eszterhas
that he would not change Eszterhas' script in any way. When Eszterhas saw a rough cut of the film, he was angry to discover that new subplots and characters not in the original script had been introduced. Eszterhas initially demanded that his name be taken off the film, but when Leland removed most of what Eszterhas was objecting to, the screenwriter allowed his name to be put back on. See more
ONLY THE LONELY
Composed by Roy Orbison
& Joe Melson
Used by permission of Acuff-Rose/Opryland Music Ltd.
Performed by Roy Orbison
Under license from CBS Special Products, a service of CBS Records, Inc. See more