Danny Muldoon, a Chicago policeman, still lives with his overbearing mother Rose. He meets and falls in love with Theresa Luna , whose father owns the local funeral parlour. Naturally, his mother objects to the relationship, and Danny and Theresa must either overcome her objections or give up the romance.

  1. Chris Columbus

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. John Candy

    John Candy

    Danny Muldoon

  2. Maureen O'Hara

    Maureen O'Hara

    Rose Muldoon

  3. Ally Sheedy

    Ally Sheedy

    Theresa Luna

  4. Kevin Dunn

    Kevin Dunn

    Patrick Muldoon

  5. Milo O'Shea

    Milo O'Shea


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Only the Lonely
Only the Lonely



Status Released

Release Information

  • May 24, 1991


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 44m

Budget -

Revenue $21,830,957.00

Homepage -



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