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The Goodbye Girl
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Director:
Writer:
Neil Simon (written by)
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Release Date:
1 February 1978 (Australia) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He's moving in... she's not moving out... it's love at first fight! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 10 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
I LOVE this movie See more (71 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Richard Dreyfuss ... Elliot Garfield

Marsha Mason ... Paula McFadden

Quinn Cummings ... Lucy McFadden

Paul Benedict ... Mark

Barbara Rhoades ... Donna

Theresa Merritt ... Mrs. Crosby
Michael Shawn ... Ronnie
Patricia Pearcy ... Rhonda
Gene Castle ... Assistant Choreographer
Daniel Levans ... Dance Instructor
Marilyn Sokol ... Linda
Anita Dangler ... Mrs. Morganweiss
Victoria Boothby ... Mrs. Bodine

Robert Costanzo ... Liquor Store Salesman
Pancho González ... Mugger (as Poncho Gonzalez)
Jose Machado ... Mugger (as José Machado)
Hubert Kelly ... Mugger
Dana Laurita ... Cynthia
David S. Cass Sr. ... Drunk (as Dave Cass)
Loyita Chapel ... Strip Club Dancer
Caprice Clarke ... Strip Club Dancer
Esther Sutherland ... Strip Club Manager

Clarence Felder ... Critic
Kensuke Haga ... Japanese Salesman
Ryohei Kanokogi ... Japanese Salesman
Ruby Holbrook ... Woman in Audience
Kristina Hurrell ... Gretchen
David Matthau ... Furniture Mover
Milt Oberman ... Furniture Mover
Eddie Villery ... Painter

Joseph Carberry ... Strip Club Customer
Eric Uhler ... Strip Club Customer

Raymond J. Barry ... Richard III Cast (as Ray Barry)

Powers Boothe ... Richard III Cast

Tom Everett ... Richard III Cast

Janice Fuller ... Richard III Cast
Munson Hicks ... Richard III Cast

Robert Kerman ... Richard III Cast
Jeanne Lange ... Richard III Cast
Robert Lesser ... Richard III Cast
Fred McCarren ... Richard III Cast

Nicholas Mele ... Richard III Cast
Maureen Moore ... Richard III Cast

Joe Regalbuto ... Richard III Cast (as Joseph Regalbuto)
Peter Vogt ... Richard III Cast
Wendy Cutler ... Improvisation Group
Susan Elliot ... Improvisation Group
Andy Goldberg ... Improvisation Group

Paul Willson ... Improvisation Group
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Silvern ... (uncredited)

Nicol Williamson ... Oliver Fry (uncredited)

Directed by
Herbert Ross 
 
Writing credits
Neil Simon (written by)

Produced by
Roger M. Rothstein .... associate producer
Ray Stark .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dave Grusin 
 
Cinematography by
David M. Walsh (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John F. Burnett 
 
Casting by
Jennifer Shull 
 
Production Design by
Albert Brenner 
 
Set Decoration by
Jerry Wunderlich 
 
Costume Design by
Ann Roth 
 
Makeup Department
Kaye Pownall .... hair
Allan Snyder .... makeup (as Allan Whitey Snyder)
Carrie White .... hair style: Miss Mason
 
Production Management
Roger M. Rothstein .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert P. Cohen .... second assistant director: New York
Edward D. Markley .... second assistant director (as Edward Markley)
Jack Roe .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Spencer Deverell .... assistant art director (as Spencer Deverill)
Dennis J. Parrish .... property master
Thomas Saccio .... property master: New York
 
Sound Department
Jerry Jost .... sound
William L. McCaughey .... sound (as William McCaughey)
John Riordan .... sound editor (as John P. Riordan)
James Sabat .... sound: New York
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Al Griswold .... special effects: New York (as Albert Griswold)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Norman Harris .... gaffer
Richard Moran .... key grip
Richard Quinlan .... gaffer: New York
Roger Shearman .... camera operator (as Roger Sherman Jr.)
William H. Steiner .... camera operator: New York (as William Steiner Jr.)
Mel Traxel .... still photographer
Robert Ward .... key grip: New York
Josh Weiner .... still photographer: New York
Doug Byers .... electrician (uncredited)
Vinnie Gerardo .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Seth Banks .... wardrobe: men's
Shirlee Strahm .... wardrobe: women's
 
Editorial Department
Margaret Booth .... supervising editor
Barbara Dunning .... assistant editor
Michael A. Stevenson .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Dave Grusin .... music adaptor
Harry V. Lojewski .... music supervisor
Ted Whitfield .... music editor
Harry E. Liguski .... music supervisor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Martin Danzig .... location manager: New York
Wayne Fitzgerald .... titles
Regina Gruss .... unit publicist
Shirley Marcus .... production secretary: New York
Cynnie Troup .... script supervisor
Maggie Wilde .... production secretary
Mary Malin .... assistant: Ann Roth (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
111 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
As with both Neil Simon's Plaza Suite (1971) and The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975) before it, exteriors and location filming was shot in New York City whilst interiors were shot on studio sound stages in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Paula confronts Elliot for playing his guitar, Dreyfuss' finger movement on the instrument doesn't match the music.See more »
Quotes:
Paula McFadden:You have homework to do.
Lucy McFadden:We're moving in four days. Do I have to do homework?
Paula McFadden:Suppose between now and Friday they teach brain surgery. I wouldn't want you to miss it.
Lucy McFadden:[in an exasperated tone] Mother! We had it last week. Science.
Paula McFadden:Are you serious?
Lucy McFadden:Dumb! You know you're dumb.
Paula McFadden:[laughing] Well, I thought maybe in frog dissection. What do I know?
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Movie Connections:
References Song of the South (1946)See more »
Soundtrack:
Goodbye GirlSee more »

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24 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
I LOVE this movie, 7 July 2001
Author: monkeyface_si (monkeyface_si@yahoo.com) from Staten Island, NY

One of the best romantic comedies ever. Dreyfuss & Mason generate as much chemistry as I have ever seen on the screen from a couple that was never a couple. Quinn Cummings delivers one of the greatest child actress performance in cinema history -- always genuine and winning. The dialogue is witty and brittle. The direction never strikes a false note. And all the dualities of New York are well exploited. I simply LOVE this movie.

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