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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


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PG | See all certifications »

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was the movie Director Robert Mulligan had to do, and withdraw from Rich and Famous (1981), due to scheduling conflicts having caused by the latter's three month delay in starting principal photography. 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

Emily: I think it's great that she's decided to face this place, start doing things again.
Charlotte Banning: So do I. But why couldn't she start with something simple. Like needlepoint, or analysis.
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Soundtracks

But It's A Nice Dream
(Theme song)
Sung by Dusty Springfield
Words and Music by Peter Allen
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Wonderful Movie!
17 April 2003 | by sistasaintSee all my reviews

I absolutely adored this movie! I thought the acting was first rate as was the script. Sally Field is adorable as a widow who's about to remarry. No one but James Caan could have pulled off the role of Jolly as he did. He's entertaining, light-hearted, and gets his point across in a rather different way. This movie is one of my all time favorites. I especially love the way Jolly helps Kay to get hold of her life and move on. Very entertaining! Worth the watch.


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