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Only the Lonely Details


Writer-director [[Performer~P85595~Chris Columbus~chriscolumbus]] mines Paddy Chaveysky's [[Feature~V31612~Marty~marty]] for this bittersweet comedy about a lonely 38-year old Chicago cop dominated by his harridan mother. Danny Muldoon ([[Performer~P10608~John Candy~johncandy]]), in spite of being well known and well liked in his neighborhood, still lives at home with his mother Rose ([[Performer~P53476~Maureen O'Hara~maureenohara]], returning to the screen after a twenty year absence) and spends most of his time worrying about her. One night at the local Irish bar, he meets the shy Theresa Luna ([[Performer~P65029~Ally Sheedy~allysheedy]]), whose father is the local funeral director, and both Danny and Theresa immediately fall in love. The only obstacle to their happiness is the jaded opinions of Danny's friends. Rose, in particular, launches into a bigoted Italian salvo that intimidates Danny, making it difficult for him to continue the relationship. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:May 31, 1991


John Candy
as Danny Muldoon
Maureen O'Hara
as Rose Muldoon
Ally Sheedy
as Theresa Luna
Kevin Dunn
as Patrick
Milo O'Shea
as Doyle
Bert Remsen
as Spats
Anthony Quinn
as Nick Acropolis
James Belushi
as Sal Buonarte
Joe V. Greco
as Johnny Luna
Marvin J. McIntyre
as Father Strapovic
Macaulay Culkin
as Billy
Porscha Radcliffe
as Bum
Brittany Radcliffe
as Witch
Michael Nash
as Crazed Prisoner
Mahlon Sharp
as Tommy Bones
Martin Fisher
as Chess Player
Les Podewell
as Jack
Jesse J. Donnelly
as Policeman
James Deuter
as Waiter
Dick Sollenberger
as Suit Salesman
Rick LeFevour
as Hoodlum
Kieran Culkin
as Patrick Jr
John M. Watson, Sr.
as Leo
Ed Meekin
as Carriage Driver
Sandra Macat
as Stewardess
Clarke P.Devereux
as News Vendor
Allen Hamilton
as O'Neal
Teri McEvoy
as Susan
Bernie Landis
as Larry
John Davis Chandler
as Tyrone
James "Ike" Eichling
as Cop


Chris Columbus
John Hughes
Hunt Lowry
Chris Columbus
Julio Macat
Maurice Jarre
Composer (Music Score)
Raja Gosnell
Peter Teschner
John Muto
Production Designer
Dan Webster
Art Director
Mark A. Radcliffe
Tarquin Gotch
Executive Producer
Gary Baugh
Set Designer
Bill Arnold
Set Designer
Mary Vogt
Costume Designer
Rodger Jacobs