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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.

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 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:

Please don't turn him down. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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, 27 January 1984, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,718,573
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Principal photography lasted 12 weeks. See more »

Goofs

When Warren and Larry are standing on the street with their ferns talking the woman in the blue dress with the brown purse passes in their background going from left to right and then passes them again going in the same left to right direction a short time later. See more »

Quotes

Jack Fenwick: [on answering machine] Hey Larry, you're fantastic! Carson wants you on the west side and Letterman wants you on the east side and Playboy called. They want you to pose with the bunny of the month! Boy what a looker she is!
Larry Hubbard: Woo! Woo! Woo!
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Features Woody's Clip Joint (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Oughta Know Love By Now
Performed by Winston Ford
Written by Gerard McMahon
Produced by Gerard McMahon
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A movie for anyone who has ever felt lonely - at least you're better off than these guys!
17 May 1999 | by Bing-18See all my reviews

A movie about being lonely, doesn't grab you as the obvious subject to make a comedy about does it? But this movie does wonderfully.

Great performances from Martin and Grodin especially (in what in my opinion his is best ever role) as he guides Martin's character through what it is to be a lonely guy, from cocktail parties with cardboard cut-outs of film stars, to standing in as an opening act when their friends are going to be late for dates.

This he learns so well he turns it into a best selling book and eventually finds true love. A wonderful movie that will comfort anyone who is feeling a bit down as it shows that things could be so much worse.


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