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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.


Roland Joffé


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





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


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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Release Date:

16 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Sedutora See more »


Box Office


$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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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Last cinema film of George Furth. See more »


The pinball machine Mike plays has sound effects from the Donkey Kong video game. See more »


Jake Dunmore: I don't even know why do you keep doing this stuff, working on church...
Sandra Dunmore: I like to do good actions, to help. Besides there's a lot of stuff to do, now that Ben is dead.
Jake Dunmore: Sandra, we killed Ben...
Sandra Dunmore: So...? Why does Reverend Finlayson has to suffer?
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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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User Reviews

stupid yet entertaining
20 December 2000 | by Mickey KnoxSee all my reviews

Goodbye Lover is a thriller-comedy that keeps you watching although it's obvious the movie doesn't take itself too serious. Patricia Arquette is married to Dermot Mulroney and she has a lover, Don Johnson. She convinces John to kill her husband, but there's one problem: her husband is his brother.

The film is very predictable, with only 2-3 exceptions. All the murders come along absoultely normal and if you add a totally annoying sick-of-life cop, Ellen de Generes, and her help, a incredibly stupid guy from Salt Lake, you get as a result a not-so-great film. One thing saved the whole movie: the ending. Pretty original and not expected.

A good watch, if you're in the mood for a simple thriller. Good performances from the actors. Vote: 5 out of 10.

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