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Goodbye Lover (1998)

 -  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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Ben Dunmore
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Rev. Finlayson
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Bradley
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Evelyn (as Jo Nell Kennedy)
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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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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

Last cinema film of George Furth. 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: What the Hell's wrong with you?
Rollins: I'm just tired of people shirking responsibility for their actions.
Sergeant Rita Pompano: Newsflash: The world is shit, people are bad, we're all gonna die, deal with it.
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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 Got You (I Feel Good)
Written & Performed by James Brown
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Brilliant mix of noir and comedy!
27 January 2000 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

"Goodbye Lover" is the remedy for a person in need of sizzling, film noir mystery or laugh-out-loud comedy. Patricia Arquette and Ellen DeGeneres carry the film and both seem right at place as their characters. Arquette plays Sandra Dunmore, Don Johnson is Ben, her husband's brother. Dermot Mulroney is Jake Dunmore, Sandra's husband. A plan is being woven and you don't always know by who, as insurance money is what everyone wants. I won't give anything away, even though twists aren't the only thing this film has going for it. Like I said, I spent half the time laughing hysterically. Ellen DeGeneres is Rita Pompano, a lazy detective who hates the human race and is only in the force because "Every once in a while I get to shoot somebody." The film's script is smooth and well written, full of the right dose of thrills and laughs. Despite what many may say about this film, it is the perfect example of what film noir is all about. Not just mystery, not just comedy, but a little bit of both. A fantastic film.


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