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Only the Lonely (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 24 May 1991 (USA)
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A Chicago cop must balance loyalty to his overbearing mother and a relationship with a shy funeral home worker.

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Chris Columbus

Writer:

Chris Columbus
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Candy ... Danny Muldoon
Maureen O'Hara ... Rose Muldoon
Ally Sheedy ... Theresa Luna
Kevin Dunn ... Patrick Muldoon
Milo O'Shea ... Doyle
Bert Remsen ... Spats
Anthony Quinn ... Nick Acropolis
Jim Belushi ... Salvatore Buonarte (as James Belushi)
Joe Greco Joe Greco ... Johnny Luna
Marvin J. McIntyre ... Father Strapovic
Macaulay Culkin ... Billy Muldoon
Kieran Culkin ... Patrick Muldoon Jr.
Allen Hamilton ... O'Neal
Teri McEvoy Teri McEvoy ... Susan Muldoon
Bernie Landis Bernie Landis ... Larry
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The Man, The Woman, The Mother.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Irish | Greek

Release Date:

24 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yo, tú y mi mamá See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$21,830,957

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,092,802
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Practically the entire crew that worked on this film, worked on Home Alone (1990) and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). See more »

Goofs

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

Danny: [takes both his mother and Theresa out to dinner for them to meet for the first time] Ma, this is Theresa. Theresa, this is my mother.
Theresa: [smiles, shaking her hand] Pleased to meet you, Mrs. Muldoon.
Rose: Rose. I'm Rose.
Theresa: Rose.
Rose: Mm-hmm. Oh, that's a lovely dress you're wearing.
Theresa: Oh, thank you.
Rose: Even though it is a little big on top.
Danny: Ma.
Rose: Well, it is. You said so yourself.
Theresa: No, that's a-a problem I have. I'm really not that endowed on top.
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Connections

References Egghead Rides Again (1937) See more »

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Sorrento
Performed by Mario Lanza
Courtesy of RCA Records
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One of John Candy's best roles
10 April 2003 | by SweetTooth4MnMsSee all my reviews

"Only The Lonely" was a great romantic comedy. I absolutely love it and John Candy never disappointed. I loved the storyline and all the actors did great jobs. Ally Sheedy was sweet and Maureen O'Hara was great although her character made me mad sometimes. I felt sorry for Danny (Candy) at times because he loved Theresa (Sheedy) so much but yet his mother didn't want him to be with her because of her religion. And his brother didn't like her because she was too plain. I was a little upset when he didn't show up for the wedding and he and Theresa went their separate ways for a while. But the ending was great and I was happy for them. Jim Belushi and Anthony Quinn were great and I really love this movie. But thanks for reading my review. Rest in peace John Candy. We miss you!!! :(


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