Goodbye Lover (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Mystery  |  16 April 1999 (USA)
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Ben and Sandra are hot and provocative lovers, but Sandra is unfortunately married to Ben's younger brother Jake, and soon Jake will find out about Ben.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Dunmore
Peggy Blane
Sgt. Rita Pompano
Det. Crowley
Ben Dunmore
Andre Gregory ...
Rev. Finlayson
Evelyn (as Jo Nell Kennedy)
Akane Nelson ...
Company Man #1
Mr. Brodsky


Ben and Sandra are hot and provocative lovers, but Sandra is unfortunately married to Ben's younger brother Jake, and soon Jake will find out about Ben. Written by Anonymous

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No one's ever been so good at being so bad.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language and violence | See all certifications »





Release Date:

16 April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Sedutora  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,011,175 (USA) (16 April 1999)


$1,923,061 (USA) (21 May 1999)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Last cinema film of George Furth. See more »


In the closing credits, Barry Newman's character is spelled "Lassetter," but in the video shown at the meeting near the beginning of the film, his name is spelled "Lassiter." See more »


Rollins: Do you wanted to kill yourself?
Jake Dunmore: [faking cry] Sort of...
Sandra Dunmore: [also faking cry] Jake's through a hard time lately...
Jake Dunmore: Yes... I'm a... I'm an alcoholic.
Sergeant Rita Pompano: Hey! Welcome to the club.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, there's a new brief scene showing Sandra walking down the aisle in the church with the collection plate in her hands a smile on her face. See more »


References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »


I Have Confidence
from The Sound of Music (1965)
Written by Richard Rodgers
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Quirky, twisty Film Noir, well worth watching.
12 March 2005 | by (Cardiff, Wales) – See all my reviews

If you've got nothing better to do one night and manage to catch this little gem on late night TV, then it's worth an hour and a half of your time.

A stylishly shot quirky film noir with a plot that twists and turns like a twisty-turny thing. With a sizzling performance by the weird femme fatale Patricia Arquette, and great dialogue from Ellen de Generes as the laconic cop, it's a very entertaining thriller.

Be warned if you are a cynic, Citizen Kane it ain't, but if you're a fan of the genre and into the Likes of Last Seduction, Bound, Palmetto etc., this underrated piece of work may just tickle your fancy.

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