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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 »

Director:

Robert Mulligan

Writers:

Bruno Barreto (suggested by material from), Jorge Amado (suggested by material from) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sally Field ... Kay
James Caan ... Jolly
Jeff Bridges ... Rupert
Paul Dooley ... Kendall
Claire Trevor ... Charlotte
Mildred Natwick ... Mrs. Reilly
Dorothy Fielding Dorothy Fielding ... Emily
William Prince ... Rev. Hollis
Maryedith Burrell ... Mrs. Newman
Alan Haufrect Alan Haufrect ... Mr. Newman
Stephen Elliott Stephen Elliott ... Edgar
Michael Ensign ... Billy
Edith Fields ... Waitress
Lee Weaver ... Mr. King
Gene Castle Gene Castle ... Party Guest
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Storyline

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


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi adorable fantasma See more »

Filming Locations:

Garrison, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$15,782,759
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film was made sixteen years after the publication of the novel, "Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos" by Jorge Amado, on which it was based. 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 »

Quotes

Rupert Baines: [to little boy sitting in ancient museum chairpiece, annoyed and patronizing] No no, little boy! We mustn't sit on the chair. Do you know why? Because THIS is a priceless, irreplaceable piece of fine art from another millennium. And YOU... are a not-quite-formed, piece of temporary plasmic rubbish taking up space on this already overcrowded planet!
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Soundtracks

But It's A Nice Dream
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Sung by Dusty Springfield
Words and Music by Peter Allen
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actors well fit
2 September 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Kay (Sally Field) lost her charmer husband Broadway choreographer Jolly (James Caan) when he fell down the staircase at home. Three years later, she is finally ready to move back home. She wants to marry stiff Egypt archaeologist Rupert (Jeff Bridges). He is concerned about her past with Jolly and then his ghost shows up. Only Kay can see him and he's not satisfied with Rupert.

Sally is adorably flustered. She works really hard to sell this. Jeff Bridges is in a tougher position. He has to stay adorable despite disbelieving Kay. James Caan is perfectly good as the charming cad. It does get a bit sitcom-like at times. The movie is basically sold on the three legged acting foundation. This is a remake of a Brazilian film which I have not seen.


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