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The Long Goodbye ()


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Private investigator Philip Marlowe helps a friend out of a jam then gets implicated in his wife's murder.

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Philip Marlowe
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Eileen Wade
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Roger Wade
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Marty Augustine
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Dr. Verringer
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Harry
Jim Bouton ...
Terry Lennox
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Morgan
Jo Ann Brody ...
Jo Ann Eggenweiler
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Detective Farmer (as Steve Coit)
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Mabel
Pepe Callahan ...
Pepe
Vincent Palmieri ...
Vince (as Vince Palmieri)
Pancho Córdova ...
Doctor (as Pancho Cordoba)
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Jefe
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Rutanya Sweet
Tammy Shaw ...
Dancer
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Riley
Ken Sansom ...
Colony Guard
Jerry Jones ...
Detective Green
John Davies ...
Det. Dayton
Rodney Moss ...
Supermarket Clerk
Sybil Scotford ...
Real Estate Lady
Herb Kerns ...
Herbie
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Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
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Dave aka Socrates (uncredited)
Danny Goldman ...
Bartender (uncredited)
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Wade Party Guest (uncredited)
Tracy Harris ...
Detective (uncredited)
Ned Humphreys ...
Store Clerk (uncredited)
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Lucille (uncredited)
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Nurse (uncredited)
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Hood in Augustine's Office (uncredited)
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Olive (uncredited)
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Cop at Beach (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Altman

Written by

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Leigh Brackett ... (screenplay)
 
Raymond Chandler ... (novel "The Long Goodbye")

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Jerry Bick ... producer
Robert Eggenweiler ... associate producer
Elliott Kastner ... executive producer

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John Williams

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Vilmos Zsigmond ... (photographed by)

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Lou Lombardo

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Scott Conrad ... assistant film editor
Tony Lombardo ... assistant film editor

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Kent James ... (uncredited) (costumes: men)
Marjorie Wahl ... (uncredited) (costumes: women)

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Bill Miller ... makeup artist
Lynda Gurasich ... hair stylist (uncredited)

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Alan Rudolph ... second assistant director
Tommy Thompson ... assistant director

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Sidney H. Greenwood ... property master (as Sydney Greenwood)

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John Speak ... sound engineer (as John V. Speak)
Dick Vorisek ... dubbing mixer (as Richard J. Vorisek)

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Jerry Brutsche ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Cooper ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns ... stunts (uncredited)

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Kenneth Adams ... key grip (as Ken Adams)
Randy Glass ... electrical gaffer
Joseph M. Wilcots ... camera operator (as Joe Wilcots)
Earl L. Clark ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Harry Rez ... dolly grip (uncredited)

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Jack Sheldon ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)

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Adell Aldrich ... script supervisor (as Adele Bravos)
Jean D'Oncieu ... production assistant
Regina Gruss ... unit publicist (uncredited)

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Dan Blocker ... with special remembrance for
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Plot Summary

In the middle of the night, private eye Philip Marlowe drives his friend Terry Lennox to the Mexican border. When Marlowe returns home police are waiting for him and learns that Terry's wife Sylvia has been killed. He's arrested as an accessory but released after a few days and is told the case is closed since Terry Lennox has seemingly committed suicide in Mexico. Marlowe is visited by mobster Marty Augustine who wants to know what happened to the $350,000 Lennox was supposed to deliver for him. Meanwhile, Marlowe is hired by Eileen Wade to find her husband Roger who has a habit of disappearing when he wants to dry out but she can't find him in any any of his usual haunts. He finds him at Dr. Veringer's clinic and brings him. It soon becomes obvious to Marlowe that Terry's death, the Wades and Augustine are all somehow interconnected. Figuring out just what those connections are however will be anything but easy. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines Nothing says goodbye like a bullet. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le privé (France)
  • El llarg adéu (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Un largo adiós (Spain)
  • O megalos apohairetismos (Greece)
  • Det lange farvel (Denmark)
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  • 112 min
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Budget $1,700,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Elliott Gould has said that so long as he is physically able he holds out hopes that he could reprise the role of Phillip Marlowe. He has a screenplay entitled "It's Always Now," based on a Raymond Chandler story, "The Curtain." The Chandler estate sold him the rights to the story for $1. See more »
Goofs At the beginning of the film, Philip Marlowe opens the refrigerator to get food for his cat. There are two rows of eggs on the fridge's door, with one egg missing on the lower row. After a cut away scene, Philip reaches for some eggs, but now there are several eggs missing on the lower row. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into El adios largos (2013). See more »
Soundtracks The Long Goodbye See more »
Quotes Philip Marlowe: Nobody cares but me.
Terry Lennox: Well that's you, Marlowe. You'll never learn, you're a born loser.
Philip Marlowe: Yeah, I even lost my cat.
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