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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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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

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: Why are you so cynical?
Sergeant Rita Pompano: Because someone killed Bambi's mother.
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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 Dragnet 1967 (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Something Good
from The Sound of Music (1965)
Written by Richard Rodgers
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Great film - if you set your expectations correctly
3 February 2002 | by Curtis Mark StratmeyerSee all my reviews

You can't please everyone. If you have a story that's easy to follow people will say its boring and predictable. If you have a richly complex story, people will say its labyrinthine and confusing. The trick is to have something in the middle, and that is what Goodbye Lover gives us.

The central thread is simple. The complications happen on the periphery. You can't watch this movie with one eye closed. You have to pay attention! How can you have a mystery when you already know whodonnit? Ah, that is the question. Are you up to the challenge?

This is a comedy. Comedies have license to be wacky and over-the-top. Patricia Arquette and Ellen DeGeneres give standout performances. I love this movie. Its very entertaining, very clever, very funny, fast paced, never boring. Isn't that what a comedy should be?


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