Only the Lonely (1991)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Romance

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A Chicago cop must balance loyalty to his overbearing mother and a relationship with a shy funeral home worker.




  • Ally Sheedy in Only the Lonely (1991)
  • Chris Columbus in Only the Lonely (1991)
  • Macaulay Culkin in Only the Lonely (1991)
  • John M. Watson Sr. in Only the Lonely (1991)
  • Ally Sheedy and John Candy in Only the Lonely (1991)
  • John Candy in Only the Lonely (1991)

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16 May 2006 | Lateboomer_059
| Fabulous Movie, One of John Candy's BEST
This has to be one of my all time favourite movies! I loved seeing the late, great John Candy in a romantic comedy lead role.

Casting was superb with Ally Sheedy as his shy love interest, and Maureen O'Hara as his domineering Irish battleaxe mother.

Watch for Jim Belushi as Danny's (John's) cop partner and Macaulay & Kieran Culkin as John's nephews.

Anthony Quinn turns in a charming performance as Nick Acropolis, the Greek neighbour who fancies Rose (Maureen O'Hara).

John Candy was such a superb actor and passed away suddenly at the age of 43 - this movie was one of his unsung gems and one could only wonder at what he might have given us.


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$5,997,993 27 May 1991

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