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Richard Masur From Lonely Boys

April 17, 201719 min
A graduate of NYU, American actor Richard Masur has been seen in supporting TV and movie roles since the early 1970s. His pliable facial features, boyish demeanor and indeterminate age have enabled Masur to play a rich variety of roles: a mentally retarded stockboy on All in the Family, a hotshot program manager on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and even a "friendly stranger" child molester in the 1981 TV movie Fallen Angel. Masur's film credits include Semi-Tough (1977); Who'll Stop the Rain (1978); The Thing (1982); Risky Business (1983); My Girl (1991), as Jamie Lee Curtis' prickly ex-husband; and the deservedly maligned Heaven's Gate (1980). Masur has also been a regular on several TV series: From 1975 through 1976, for example, he was divorcee Bonnie Franklin's much-younger boyfriend (and almost her second husband) on One Day at a Time. In 1987, Masur made his film directorial bow with the Oscar-nominated short subject Love Struck, but he continues to work primarily as an actor in both TV and film. Recently he has turned up on Transparent (2015-2016); Chicago Justice (2017); Orange is the New Black (2015-2016); Elementary (2013) and Blue Bloods (2014), among others. ABOUT THE MOVIE LONELY BOYS, ON DVD AND DIGITAL HD APRIL 14th Following a recent break-up, struggling writer Jule (Dan Simon, who also co-wrote and directed the film) crashes with his recently separated best friend, Saul (Gregory Lay), at his apartment in Brooklyn. While Saul wants to drink heavily and lament over his impending divorce, Jules just wants to escape into his latest script. After Saul is fired from his job as restaurant manager and Jules loses an off-Broadway production of his play, the two embark on a weekend bender through New York City and Connecticut in search of solace -- and sometimes more pain. When the sun finally rises, neither expects to see the light in this heartfelt, often humorous, dramedy about which Movie Buzzers says, “At times both brutally hilarious and brutally honest, Lonely Boys is the type of low-budget gem you hope to see in the program of a film festival.” An Official Selection of the 2016 San Antonio Film Festival, Greenwich International Film Festival and the Hudson Valley Comedy Festival among others, LONELY BOYS also captured the “It’s a Man’s World” Award at the Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase. Aside from Simon and Lay, the film co-stars Richard Masur (“Younger,” “Transparent,” “Orange is the New Black”) and Mark Borkowski (“House of Cards,” “Broadway Empire”).

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