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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sandra Dunmore
... Jake Dunmore
... Peggy Blane
... Sgt. Rita Pompano
... Rollins
... Det. Crowley
... Ben Dunmore
... Rev. Finlayson
... Bradley
... Evelyn (as Jo Nell Kennedy)
Akane Nelson ... Receptionist
... Company Man #1
... Dennis
... Newscaster
... 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.


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Rated R for sexuality, language and violence | See all certifications »
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16 April 1999 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

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$1,923,061, 23 May 1999
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Last cinema film of George Furth. See more »

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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 »

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Rollins: Why are you so cynical?
Sergeant Rita Pompano: Because someone killed Bambi's mother.
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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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References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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Brilliant mix of noir and comedy!
27 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

"Goodbye Lover" is the remedy for a person in need of sizzling, film noir mystery or laugh-out-loud comedy. Patricia Arquette and Ellen DeGeneres carry the film and both seem right at place as their characters. Arquette plays Sandra Dunmore, Don Johnson is Ben, her husband's brother. Dermot Mulroney is Jake Dunmore, Sandra's husband. A plan is being woven and you don't always know by who, as insurance money is what everyone wants. I won't give anything away, even though twists aren't the only thing this film has going for it. Like I said, I spent half the time laughing hysterically. Ellen DeGeneres is Rita Pompano, a lazy detective who hates the human race and is only in the force because "Every once in a while I get to shoot somebody." The film's script is smooth and well written, full of the right dose of thrills and laughs. Despite what many may say about this film, it is the perfect example of what film noir is all about. Not just mystery, not just comedy, but a little bit of both. A fantastic film.


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