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The Goodbye Girl (1977)

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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »
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Daniel Levins ...
Dance Instructor (as Daniel Levans)
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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PG | See all certifications »

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30 November 1977 (USA)  »

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Bogart Slept Here  »

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One of five films written by Neil Simon that featured his wife Marsha Mason. The movies include The Goodbye Girl (1977), Chapter Two (1979), The Cheap Detective (1978), Only When I Laugh (1981) and Max Dugan Returns (1983). See more »

Goofs

In the last "Richard" rehearsal scene, the director is heard to call out: "Good! Good!" Yet, his lips are clearly seen to be saying: "Yes, Yes!" See more »

Quotes

Elliot Garfield: [Drunkenly reading out loud a review of his performance as Richard III] The 'Times' writes: Elliot Garfield researched Richard the Third, and discovered him... to be England's first badly dressed interior decorator!
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Featured in The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) See more »

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Goodbye Girl
Written and Performed by David Gates
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New romantic comedies haven't got a hope...
8 November 2003 | by (England) – See all my reviews

If they think they can compete with the likes of The Goodbye Girl. It's definitely the best of it's genre, and I don't know why more people haven't seen it. The acting is superb, the jokes are (mostly) hilarious, however many times you see the film, and I have so many favourite scenes I could probably tell you the whole movie.Richard Dreyfuss is excellent as Elliott, the wet stranger that arrives at Paula's apartment, and Quinn Cummings (Lucy) is a perfect example of a 10 year old girl. For once, it's a film that isn't totally predictable and doesn't end with a kiss!


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