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Kiss Me Goodbye (1982)

Not until three years after the death of her husband Jolly, Kay dares to move back into their former house, persuaded by her new fiancé Rupert. But soon her worst expectations come true, ... See full summary »

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Dorothy Fielding ...
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Rev. Hollis
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Not until three years after the death of her husband Jolly, Kay dares to move back into their former house, persuaded by her new fiancé Rupert. But soon her worst expectations come true, when not only her old memories haunt her, but also Jolly's ghost, who doesn't approve of her new mate. Invisible to anyone but Kay, he tries to prevent the wedding. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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A Hauntingly Romantic Comedy


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22 December 1982 (USA)  »

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Mi adorable fantasma  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,345,672, 26 December 1982, Wide Release

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$15,782,759
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Trivia

Director Robert Mulligan had to withdraw from Rich and Famous (1981), which he had been hired to direct, because of a three-month delay in the beginning of principal photography on this film. See more »

Goofs

In the dinner scene with Kay, Charlotte, Rupert and Rev. Hollis, Charlotte begins the dinner conversation by saying that Jolly turned her into a vegetarian. She quoted Jolly as saying that he would "never eat anything that had a face." Later, when Kay, Rupert and Jolly go to a diner for lunch, Jolly orders a cheeseburger. See more »

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Rupert Baines: Lovely hat. Batteries included?
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But It's A Nice Dream
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Sung by Dusty Springfield
Words and Music by Peter Allen
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A Cute Romantic Comedy
7 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

I think I may have been one of the few people who saw this film in the theaters, but I really enjoyed KISS ME GOODBYE, a lighthearted comedy about a widow (Sally Field)preparing to remarry, who, days before her wedding, is visited by the ghost of her deceased first husband (James Caan), who was a Broadway director and choreographer. The story goes to all the familiar places that you would expect it to, but it is played with such an exuberant energy that you can't help but start to care for these people. Field and Caan are in top form and Jeff Bridges is at his adorably nerdy best as Field's new fiancée (a precursor to his performance in THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES). There's also a brief, but memorable turn by the late Claire Trevor as Field's mother. A charming romantic fantasy that will grow on you upon repeated viewings.


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