Only the Lonely (film)

1991 film by Chris Columbus

Only the Lonely is a 1991 comedy film written and directed by Chris Columbus. It starred John Candy, Ally Sheedy, Maureen O'Hara and Anthony Quinn.

The Man, The Woman, The Mother.

Daniel "Danny" Muldoon

  • [repeated line] Sometimes it's good to be a cop.


Rose: Oh, that's a lovely dress you wearing.
Danny: Isn't it?
Theresa: Oh, thank you!
Rose: Even though it is a little big on top.
Danny: Ma!
Rose: Well, it is, you said so yourself.
Danny: Ma!
Theresa: No, no that's a problem I have, I'm not really that endowed on top.
Danny: No, no, no, no, no.
Rose: You're built like a thirteen year old boy.

Rose: I had a Polack friend once. She was incredibly stupid...
Danny: Don't do this, Ma.
Rose: ...Julie Kapowski. She was the stupidest woman that I ever knew. She believed that black cows... [laughs] cows squirted chocolate milk!

Danny: [Danny has just scored a date with Theresa and runs into some funeral attendees] Yeah! Oh... sorry... but I just got lucky in there with a girl. [funeral attendees look shocked] Not in that way... she does everybody in there... not in that way. But she probably did that guy there... I gotta go.

Nick Acropolis: Rose! Rose, I am trying again. Will you please accept these flowers?
Rose: I don't want them. And I don't date Greeks.
Nick Acropolis: You know, you and I could make each other so happy. Greek men are great lovers.
Rose: And Greek men never bathe.
Nick Acropolis: I bathe twice a day! Three times! When I do my sit-ups. Feel that stomach. Hard like an eighteen-year-old's. Come on, feel it!
Rose: I'm not feeling anything of yours.

Doyle: If I'd gotten married, I wouldn't be where I am now.
Spats: In a tavern?
Doyle: Free! Living like a king!
Spats: You live at the Y.

Danny: I'll pick you up at seven. Where do you live?
Theresa: Here.
Danny: With the stiffs?
Theresa: Um, my father and I have an apartment upstairs.
Danny: Oh! Yeah, sure! That's uh... convenient.


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