31 user 5 critic

Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, War | 14 November 1986 (USA)
A Protestant World War II pilot and a Jewish girl fall in love in Jerusalem, even though their diverse backgrounds threaten to pull them apart.


Moshé Mizrahi (as Moshe Mizrahi)


Moshé Mizrahi (story) (as Moshe Mizrahi), Moshé Mizrahi (screenplay) (as Moshe Mizrahi) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... David
Cristina Marsillach ... Sarah
Benedict Taylor ... Peter
Anat Atzmon ... Victoria
Gila Almagor ... Lea
Moni Moshonov ... Nessim (as Monny Moshonov)
Avner Hizkiyahu ... Raphael (as Avner Hiskyahu)
Esther Parnass Esther Parnass ... Rosa
Orna Porat ... Mrs. Finkelstein
Nissim Azikri ... Shaltiel (as Nissim Azikry)
Moshe Ivgy ... Daniel (as Moshe Ivgi)
David Menachem David Menachem ... Elie
Avi Keidar Avi Keidar ... Sammy
Alon Aboutboul ... Joseph (as Alan Abovtboul)
Dafna Armoni ... Clara (as Daphne Armony)


An American flyer who joined the RAF before his country was in the war is recovering from a leg injury in Jerusalem. Through an English friend he meets a quiet Jewish girl whose close-knit family originally came from Spain. The two are attracted to each other but she is convinced their diverse backgrounds mean it could never work; not only is he a gentile, his father is a protestant minister. So though they keep running into each other in the small community, they find themselves just as frequently parting again. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


A World At War... Two Worlds Collide. See more »


Drama | Romance | War


PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


The first of two films Tom Hanks starred in that was released by "Tri-Star Pictures." The other being "Nothing In Common" also released not long before this film was finally released. See more »


The single seat aircraft Tom Hanks lands in Egypt is a P51 Mustang. This was not used by the Desert Air Force as it was too new and needed for bomber support over Europe. It should have been a P40 Kittyhawk (US Tomahawk). It could have been a Spitfire late in 1942 perhaps. See more »


Sarah: They took my clothes.
David: You walked here like that?
Sarah: I had to see you one last time. I must look...
David: Adorable. Damn it, why can't you look terrible? I've been out walking the streets trying to convince myself I wasn't in love with you and I come back here and you're barefoot and you're adorable.
See more »


Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

User Reviews

Odd, But Nice, If Not Much Else.
28 April 2007 | by FiendishDramaturgySee all my reviews

1986 Romance starring a very young Tom Hanks as an injured U.S. pilot in 1942 Jerusalem who falls in love with a Jewish girl whose family, of course, disapproves. Also starring Cristina Marsillach, and Benedict Taylor.

This is quite unremarkable, mildly interesting, with little to offer in the way of amusement, entertainment, or enjoyment. Frankly, I can't imagine why anyone would sit all the way through it unless they are an avid Hanks fan, a film student, or writing a review for it.

It's not horrible, the performances are great, but the story itself is quite boring. There are one or two nice vista shots, and Hanks gives a sterling performance, and I had to dig deep to find those two compliments. Otherwise, do yourself a favor, and find something else to do.

It rates a 4.5/10 from...

the Fiend :.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 31 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.



Israel | USA


English | Ladino

Release Date:

14 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Every Time We Say Goodbye See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$118,200, 16 November 1986

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed