Lonely Guy

Overview

Arthur Hiller directs Steve Martin in The Lonely Guy, which comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible, and the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include biographies and production notes. This is a decent release from Universal.
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Overview

Arthur Hiller directs Steve Martin in The Lonely Guy, which comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible, and the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include biographies and production notes. This is a decent release from Universal.
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Special Features

Production notes; Cast & filmmakers' bios; Film highlights; Theatrical trailer; Web links
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
The Lonely Guy was one of several transitional Steve Martin films in which the comedian began losing some of his "wild and crazy guy" persona and adopted a more human quality. Unfortunately, the transition is by no means complete in The Lonely Guy, seeing as the film is somewhat schizophrenic. It's trying to be both ironic and romantic, postmodern and engaging, but ends up falling unsatisfactorily between the two poles. Things are not helped by Arthur Hiller's uncertain direction, which keeps the film moving along at a decent pace for the first half hour or so, but then lets it steadily bog down for the remainder of the film. By the time the credits roll, the goodwill that the beginning of the movie built up has largely been dissipated. Still, there are a number of funny sequences (such as the restaurant scene), and if Martin can't pull the disparate parts of his character into a cohesive whole, he still makes for good company. Even better is Charles Grodin who nails his part from start to finish. Robyn Douglass does well as Martin's ex-girlfriend, but Judith Ivey can't do much with her under-realized character.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/15/1998
  • UPC: 025192042225
  • Original Release: 1984
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Stereo
  • Sound: stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:31:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 67,699

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steve Martin Larry Hubbard
Charles Grodin Warren Evans
Judith Ivey Iris
Steve Lawrence Jack Fenwick
Robyn Douglass Danielle
Dr. Joyce Brothers Herself
Randi Brough Schneider Twin
Julie Payne Rental Agent
Dominic Barto Holdup Man No.2
Richard Delmonte Raul
Andy Garcia
Daniel P. Hannafin Park Guard
Erica Hiller Carol, Girl in Bank
Steven Hurwitz Man on Roof
Hardy Rawls Man on Roof
Beau Starr Cop No. 2
Robina Suwol Girl at Party
Joan Sweeny Girl in Blood Bank
Karyn Harrison Girl in Bank
Charlie Laiken Man on Roof
Jerry Grayson Man Who Gets Shot
Georges Saurel Waiter
Hugh Douglas Voice Only
Lena Pousette Frieda
Madison Arnold Lonely cop
Roger Robinson Greeting card supervisor
Nicholas Mele Maitre d'
Leslie Wing Brenda, Girl in Bar
Helen Verbit Woman in Window
Kenneth O'Brien Holdup Man
Hunt Block Couple in Bar
Alan Leach Bookstore Man
Ed Beheler Jimmy Carter Look-alike
Michael Greer Counterman
Erik Holland Ship's Officer
Sarah Abrell Bride
Ken Hixon Guest in Church
Rance Howard Minister
Billy T. James Bridge Jumper #2
Jose Martinez Gang Member
Jade D. Bari Cabbie
Gloria Irizarry Woman at Elevated
Charles de Vries Ship's Maitre d'
Santos Morales Janitor
Tom Kubiak Man on Roof
Joanne Dalsass Model at Party
Stephanie Segal Agent at Party
George Tyne Director at Party
Eb Lottimer Groom
Badja Djola Native
Matthew Faison Lonely Guy
Martin Beck Lonely Guy
Charles Bouvier Lonely Guy
Leslie Bevis One of the Seven Deadly Sins
Lamya Derval One of the Seven Deadly Sins
Jenny Gago One of the Seven Deadly Sins
Marie Laurin One of the even Deadly Sins
Candi Brough Schneider Twin
Doug Smith Man on Roof
Technical Credits
Arthur Hiller Director, Producer
Del Armstrong Makeup
John Bettis Songwriter
Betsy Cox Costumes/Costume Designer
Kerrie Cullen Stunts
Linda de Scenna Set Decoration/Design
Glenn Frey Songwriter
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Raja Gosnell Editor
Toni Howard Casting
Larry Jost Sound/Sound Designer
Victor J. Kemper Cinematographer
William E. McEuen Executive Producer
William H. Reynolds Editor
Jack Roe Asst. Director
Neil Simon Screenwriter
Dean Smith Stunts
Lynn Stalmaster Casting
Bob Thomas Camera Operator
James D. Vance Production Designer
Albert J. Whitlock Special Effects
Dorothy Wilde Producer
Robert Willard Special Effects
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Menu

Side #1
Larry Hubbard-Lonely Guy (Main Titles).
Larry Meets Warren.
Warren's Party.
Getting A Dog.
The Phone Number.
The Psychiatrist.
The Manhattan Bridge.
In Bed With Iris.
Larry Gets Depressed.
The Best-Seller.
Iris Drops By.
Orgasms.
Getting Away.
Lonely Again.
Contemplating Suicide.
End Titles.
Production Notes.
Cast and Filmmakers.
Theatrical Trailer.
Universal Web Links.
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