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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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Jake Dunmore
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Peggy Blane
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Sgt. Rita Pompano
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Rollins
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Det. Crowley
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Rev. Finlayson
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Bradley
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Company Man #1
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Dennis
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Mr. Brodsky
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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. Written by Anonymous

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


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Rated R for sexuality, language and violence | See all certifications »
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16 April 1999 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

According to Ellen DeGeneres the film originally ended with her character being killed. Test audiences reacted badly to this, so she was called back to re-shoot the ending. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Sergeant Rita Pompano: Either the world's right side up or upside down, it depends on how you look at it. I mean, close the book of rules and there's just people caught in situations - like you and me.
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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 »

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I really enjoyed this movie
6 July 2000 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

I'd never heard of this movie and came across it as it was starting on cable last night. I only intended to watch a few minutes of it and then go to sleep but I ended up watching the whole thing. I was particularly intrigued with Ellen Degeneres' character, a hard-boiled, seen-it-all detective with a great sense of timing and humor. I was also very impressed with the direction and editing, the movie moves at a fast, bright clip, it's quick and sexy and funny. And I liked Patricia Arquette as the conspiring wife, she plays her role with deft accuracy. Unlike the first reviewer of this movie who found the plot twists predictable, neither my husband nor I saw them coming. I thought this was a thoroughly enjoyable movie, I'm only sorry we missed seeing it on the big screen.


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