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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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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Trivia

Last cinema film of George Furth. See more »

Goofs

As Jake talks with Mike while he plays pinball, the video game on Mike's right has a Super Street Fighter II marquee (although "Street" is taped over), but the game playing on the screen is clearly Mortal Kombat 3. See more »

Quotes

Rollins: Do you wanted to kill yourself?
Jake Dunmore: [faking cry] Sort of...
Sandra Dunmore: [also faking cry] Jake's through a hard time lately...
Jake Dunmore: Yes... I'm a... I'm an alcoholic.
Sergeant Rita Pompano: Hey! Welcome to the club.
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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 »

Connections

Features Pickup on South Street (1953) See more »

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My Favorite Things
from The Sound of Music (1965)
Written by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
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Very pleasing neo-noir with good cast and lots of humor
25 April 2000 | by Kar-2See all my reviews

I wrote this comment mainly because there are so many negative reviews posted here and fewer positive ones and I think this film definitely deserves better. I liked it very much, have seen it twice, once on the big screen and just now on DVD. It was not the least bit boring the second time even though the film relies heavily on its plot twists and the suspense they produce. I think many people just don't come to terms with cross-overs, they want either a suspense film that takes itself dead serious or a clear cut comedy. I liked the humor in the film and its outrageous characters well played by a perfectly assembled cast. Patricia Arquette is just great, a pleasure to watch! She deserves the price for the funniest sociopath femme fatale ever seen on the silver screen. Vincent Gallo in his tiny role as contract killer is the icing on the cake! The film is superbly shot and directed and features a brilliant soundtrack. I voted it a 9.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Goodbye Lover See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,011,175, 18 April 1999

Gross USA:

$1,940,299

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,940,299
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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