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Goodbye, Columbus
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Director:
Writers:
Philip Roth (novel)
Arnold Schulman (writer)
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Release Date:
21 May 1969 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
Every father's daughter is a virgin.
Plot:
A Jewish man and a jewish woman meet and while attracted to each other find that their worlds are very different... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 4 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
saw this when I was 12 See more (24 total) »

Cast

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Richard Benjamin ... Neil Klugman

Ali MacGraw ... Brenda Patimkin

Jack Klugman ... Ben Patimkin

Nan Martin ... Mrs. Ben Patimkin
Michael Meyers ... Ron Patimkin
Lori Shelle ... Julie Patimkin
Monroe Arnold ... Uncle Leo
Kay Cummings ... Doris Klugman
Sylvie Strause ... Aunt Gladys
Royce Wallace ... Carlotta
Anthony McGowan ... Boy in Library
Mari Gorman ... Laura Simpson Sockaloe
Chris Schenkel ... Voice on Columbus Record (voice)
Jay Jostyn ... Voice on Columbus Record (voice)
Jan Peerce ... Uncle Manny
Max Peerce ... Uncle Max
Rey Baumel ... Uncle Harry (as Ray Baumel)
Delos V. Smith Jr. ... Mr. Scapelle
Gail Ommerle ... Harriet
David Benedict ... The Rabbi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Johnny Carson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bill Derringer ... John McKee (uncredited)
Julie Garfield ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Betty Grayson ... Aunt Molly (uncredited)

Susan Lucci ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Bette Midler ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Michael Nouri ... Don Farber (uncredited)
Reuben Schafer ... Uncle Max (uncredited)

Jaclyn Smith ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Elaine Swain ... Sarah Ehrlich (uncredited)
Richard Wexler ... Busboy (uncredited)
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Directed by
Larry Peerce 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Philip Roth  novel
Arnold Schulman  writer

Produced by
Stanley R. Jaffe .... producer
 
Original Music by
Charles Fox 
 
Cinematography by
Enrique Bravo 
Gerald Hirschfeld 
 
Film Editing by
Ralph Rosenblum 
 
Art Direction by
Emanuel Gerard 
 
Costume Design by
Gene Coffin 
 
Makeup Department
Jay Cannistraci .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Tony LaMarca .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Barnett .... assistant director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alec Hirschfeld .... first assistant camera
Ron Zarilla .... second assistant camera
 
Music Department
The Association .... music performers: title song
Jim Yester .... composer: original theme
 
Other crew
Julia Tucker .... script supervisor
 

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Runtime:
102 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Ireland:(Banned) | Sweden:Btl | USA:R (original rating) | USA:PG (re-rating) (1972) | West Germany:18

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Trivia:
The wedding scene, as filmed, included a magnificent 10-minute speech by Monroe Arnold as Uncle Leo - a real tour de force. But it didn't fit the mood of the rest of the picture, and was cut to 45 seconds. It was a bitter blow to Arnold, and helped him decide to retire from acting not long afterward.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: At one point Chris Schenkel mentions the "red and white" in reference to Ohio State. Anyone who was ever near Columbus (or followed the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry) knows that the colors are "scarlet and gray". (The incorrect "red/white" reference to the Ohio State Buckeyes comes from Philip Roth's book itself; see in Chapter 7, page 104, line 7 from the top [Houghton Mifflin Co. edition, 1959].)See more »
Quotes:
Ben Patimkin:Let me tell ya somethin'. In the real world you need a little gonif in ya. You know what that means: gonif?
Neil Klugman:Thief.
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
saw this when I was 12, 12 December 2005
Author: wbe3 from Australia

I recently saw this film again after seeing it when I was twelve (progressive Jewish parents).

I didn't remember much about it except that Ali MacGraw took her clothes off, that it reminded me A lot of my family at the time, and that there was a very moving scene in a library with Richard Benjamin and a small African American boy.

I was right on all counts -- Ali looks great (her first film), it STILL reminds me of my family and when I showed it to some friends of mine (also Jewish) they all said the same about their families, and the scene in the library is just as I remembered it. I was as moved today, some 36 years later, as I was back then.

A wonderful comedy.

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