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The Lonely Guy
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Produced by C.O. Erikson
Written by Neil Simon
Starring Steve Martin
Judith Ivey
Charles Grodin
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) January 27, 1984
Running time 90 min.
Language English

The Lonely Guy is a 1984 Steve Martin romantic comedy film, written by Neil Simon and directed by Arthur Hiller.

Based on the book "The Lonely Guy's Book of Life" by Bruce Jay Friedman, Martin portrays Larry Hubbard, a greeting card writer who goes through a period of terrible luck with women. At the pit of his despair, Hubbard writes a book titled A Guide for the Lonely Guy, which is rampantly successful and catapults him into an entirely different experience of life.

The film also stars Charles Grodin, Judith Ivey and Steve Lawrence and features cameo appearances from Merv Griffin, Dr. Joyce Brothers, and Loni Anderson. The theme song, "Love Comes Without Warning", was performed by America.

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When shy Larry Hubbard (Martin), a greeting card writer, finds his girlfriend in bed with another man he is forced to begin a new life as single. After going through a period of terrible luck with women, he meets and tries to court Iris (Ivey) who is not however interested in him. At the pit of his despair, Hubbard writes a book titled A Guide for the Lonely Guy, which is rampantly successful and catapults him into an entirely different experience of life. He becomes rich and famous and even his relationship with Iris can begin on a new basis.

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