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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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Michael Shawn ...
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Gene Castle ...
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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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Storyline

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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He's moving in... she's not moving out... it's love at first fight! 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)  »

Also Known As:

Bogart Slept Here  »

Box Office

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$102,000,000 (USA)
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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The disastrous production of Shakespeare's "Richard III," in which Elliot Garfield (Richard Dreyfuss) portrays the title character as gay, was based on an actual production that Marsha Mason attended and told her husband, Neil Simon, about. Like the production in the film, it took place at Joseph Papp's Public Theatre in New York in 1974, and starred Michael Moriarty. See more »

Goofs

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

Elliot Garfield: You knocked?
Paula McFadden: May I speak to you in private for a moment?
Elliot Garfield: Well, it's a bad time how about at breakfast?
Paula McFadden: Is that a girl in there?
Elliot Garfield: I certainly hope so.
Paula McFadden: Not in my house. I will not put up with this sort of thing.
Elliot Garfield: What sort of thing? You have a girl in your bedroom and I don't object. Uh, Rhonda, this is Paula McFadden. Mac lives just down the bedroom apiece. Mac, this is Rhonda Fontana a gifted and rising young actress. Don't rise.
Rhonda Fontana: Hi.
Paula McFadden: Hello. Can we talk? This is serious.
Elliot Garfield: [to Rhonda] Take a break.
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Connections

Remade as The Goodbye Girl (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Goodbye Girl
Written and Performed by David Gates
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My favourite film
11 May 2003 | by (England) – See all my reviews

My favourite film of all time. Despite its academy awards at the time it remains largely unknown now which is sad. It makes you laugh, it makes you cry, it makes you feel good. What more can you expect from a movie?


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