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Goodbye Lover (1998)

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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.

Director:

Roland Joffé

Writers:

Ron Peer (story), Ron Peer (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Arquette ... Sandra Dunmore
Dermot Mulroney ... Jake Dunmore
Mary-Louise Parker ... Peggy Blane
Ellen DeGeneres ... Sgt. Rita Pompano
Ray McKinnon ... Rollins
Alex Rocco ... Det. Crowley
Don Johnson ... Ben Dunmore
Andre Gregory ... Rev. Finlayson
John Neville ... Bradley
JoNell Kennedy ... Evelyn (as Jo Nell Kennedy)
Akane Nelson Akane Nelson ... Receptionist
Kevin Cooney ... Company Man #1
Will Stewart ... Dennis
Nina Siemaszko ... Newscaster
David Brisbin ... 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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language and violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Sedutora See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,011,175, 18 April 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,923,061, 23 May 1999
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Last cinema film of George Furth. See more »

Goofs

Reflected in the windshield of Ben's car when he and Sandra are standing in the driveway of the homeowners who came home early. 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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Crazy Credits

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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Features Mildred Pierce (1945) See more »

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Climb Ev'ry Mountain
from The Sound of Music (1965)
Written by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
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good cast, weak script
14 August 2000 | by hbsSee all my reviews

This had the chance to be a very good movie. It's quirky and dark, but the script needed to be cleaned up. There are too many coincidences and loose ends, and some important plot points are not adequately explained.

In a consitently good cast, DeGeneres is a stand-out. The role is perfect for her, and she handles it very well. The doofus partner thing is a little much, but it's fun watching her dump on him -- my guess is that they expanded his role a little to give her a chance to be mean even more often. I can't really recommend this movie, but if you like noir and DeGeneres, you might want to take a chance.


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