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The Goodbye Girl (1977)

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After being dumped by her live-in boyfriend, an unemployed dancer and her 10-year-old daughter are reluctantly forced to live with a struggling off-Broadway actor.

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Daniel Levans ...
Dance Instructor
Marilyn Sokol ...
Linda
Anita Dangler ...
Mrs. Morganweiss
Victoria Boothby ...
Mrs. Bodine
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Liquor Store Salesman
Pancho González ...
Mugger (as Poncho Gonzalez)
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A divorced woman and her daughter come home to find that her boyfriend has left for an out of town job with no warning. This has happened before. The second surprise comes in the form of another actor who has sublet the apartment from her boyfriend (who did not mention the pair of females who would be in residence). After some negotiation the two decide to share the apartment even though she has vowed to stay away from actors. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Thank you Neil Simon for making us laugh at falling in love...again. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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1 February 1978 (Australia)  »

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Bogart Slept Here  »

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This Neil Simon written movie is considered a male-female version of Simon's earlier hit, The Odd Couple (1968). See more »

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When Elliott leaves the apartment to go make the movie at the end of the film, the scarf he is wearing goes from wrapped around his neck, to hanging loose, to wrapped again between shots. See more »

Quotes

Lucy McFadden: You know what Cynthia Fine said?
Paula McFadden: Who is Cynthia Fine?
Lucy McFadden: The girl in my class with the braces and the big chest. Anyway, Elliot picked me up from school today, and Cynthia says he's got charisma. I looked it up, and he does.
Paula McFadden: All right, cut it out.
Lucy McFadden: Cut what out?
Paula McFadden: Stop trying to make something between us.
Lucy McFadden: Me? Cynthia Fine s...
Paula McFadden: Cynthia Fine, my behind. Stop pushing me.
Lucy McFadden: Who's pushing?
Paula McFadden: You are. Your fingerprints are all over my back. He's OK, all right? Once in a while, he even acts like a regular human...
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A film for everyone who loves a blend of comedy & romance
31 May 2003 | by (Glens Falls, New York) – See all my reviews

Great movie that established Richard Dreyfuss as an accomplished

actor in Hollywood. Together with Marsha Mason,who is perfect in her role as a divorced woman soured on romance and more concerned with rebuilding her life and raising her daughter, Dreyfuss puts together a blend of wit,charm and sarcastic "one liners" as an out of work

actor trying his hardest to "make it " in New York while sharing

an apartment with Mason on a "strictly business" arrangement. Neil Simon's script is not only outrageously funny but at times compelling and few in Hollywood can shed tears as only Ms. Mason can. Herbert

Ross' direction is flawless and the chemistry between Dreyfuss and

Mason is electric. Richard came away with the Oscar but Marsha won

our hearts in this one. If you haven't yet seen this movie...... run out and buy it now ! You won't be sorry


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