Danny, a cop, meets and falls in love with Theresa. They get engaged, despite sneaking around behind his mother's back, but when push comes to shove, he can't quite quit worrying about his mother long enough to be any kind of lover to Theresa.Written by
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Last theatrical film for Maureen O'Hara. See more »
Danny tells his partner he can not attend the bear game with him because he has a date with Teresa at the ballet, however the date is a Saturday night NFL games are never played on a Saturday night early in the season they are usually played toward the end of the season, their date took place on Halloween night also. See more »
Oh, that's a lovely dress you wearing.
Oh, thank you!
Even though it is a little big on top.
Well, it is, you said so yourself.
No, no that's a problem I have, I'm not really that endowed on top.
No, no, no, no, no.
You're built like a thirteen year old boy.
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Danny Muldoon (John Candy) is a good natured Chicago cop living with his racist mother Rose (Maureen O'Hara). He's always worried about his mom. She keeps rejecting the flirty Greek Nick Acropolis (Anthony Quinn). He and his partner Salvatore Buonarte (James Belushi) drive the prisoner wagon. His brother Patrick is happy to have Danny take care of mom and moving them to Florida. Danny falls for Theresa Luna (Ally Sheedy) who works at her father's funeral parlor. She's also lonely and extremely shy.
It's a light rom-com with lovable John Candy. Ally Sheedy is pretty quiet. I really love both actors and they project simple nice people. O'Hara has the funniest jokes. Surprisingly she is hilarious and provides the majority of the laughs. It's a shame that she disappeared from the movies for such a long time. She's the true breakout star of this movie.
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