A Chicago cop must balance loyalty to his overbearing mother and a relationship with a shy funeral home worker.

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Chris Columbus

Writer:

Chris Columbus
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Candy ... Danny Muldoon
Maureen O'Hara ... Rose Muldoon
Ally Sheedy ... Theresa Luna
Kevin Dunn ... Patrick Muldoon
Milo O'Shea ... Doyle
Bert Remsen ... Spats
Anthony Quinn ... Nick Acropolis
Jim Belushi ... Salvatore Buonarte (as James Belushi)
Joe Greco Joe Greco ... Johnny Luna
Marvin J. McIntyre ... Father Strapovic
Macaulay Culkin ... Billy Muldoon
Kieran Culkin ... Patrick Muldoon Jr.
Allen Hamilton ... O'Neal
Teri McEvoy Teri McEvoy ... Susan Muldoon
Bernie Landis Bernie Landis ... Larry
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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 Gregg Long <diggerblue@hotmail.com>

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The Man, The Woman, The Mother.

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Comedy | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Last theatrical film for Maureen O'Hara. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Rose: Oh, that's a lovely dress you wearing.
Danny: Isn't it?
Theresa: Oh, thank you!
Rose: Even though it is a little big on top.
Danny: Ma!
Rose: Well, it is, you said so yourself.
Danny: Ma!
Theresa: No, no that's a problem I have, I'm not really that endowed on top.
Danny: No, no, no, no, no.
Rose: You're built like a thirteen year old boy.
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Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Written by Jack Norworth and Albert von Tilzer
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Likable Candy and Sheedy but O'Hara the real star
23 April 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Irish | Greek

Release Date:

24 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Only the Lonely See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,997,993, 27 May 1991

Gross USA:

$21,830,957

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,092,802
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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