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The Goodbye Girl


Release Date: December 21, 1977

Runtime: 110 min

Language: English

Tagline: Thank you Neil Simon for making us laugh at falling in love...again.

Director: Herbert Ross

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Who's In It:

Richard Dreyfuss as Elliot Garfield
Marsha Mason as Paula McFadden
Quinn Cummings as Lucy McFadden
Paul Benedict as Mark
Barbara Rhoades as Donna Douglas
Theresa Merritt as Mrs. Crosby
Michael Shawn as Ronnie Burns
Patricia Pearcy as Rhonda Fontana
Gene Castle as Assistant Choreographer
Daniel Levans as Dance Instructor
Marilyn Sokol as Linda
Anita Dangler as Mrs. Estelle Morgenweiss
Victoria Boothby as Mrs. Bodine

Soundtrack / Songs: No known soundtrack but contains the following song

1. Goodbye Girl - David Gates

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Quotes From The Goodbye Girl:

Paula McFadden: I thought you said you were decent.
Elliot Garfield: I am decent. I also happen to be naked.

Paula McFadden: What happened to your eye?
Elliot Garfield: I used it to stop a fist from going through my face.

Elliott Garfield: I happen to have a lease in my pocket. Are you gonna honor it or what?
Paula McFadden: I have a daughter in my bedroom. That tops the lease in your pocket.

Elliot Garfield: ...I'd just like to say that last night was terrific, ok? It was the Grey Cup of romance. I give it a fat nine on a ten scale. You loose one point for burping your wine, but all-in-all it was a respectable score.

Paula McFadden: Possession is nine-tenths of the law.
Lucy McFadden: What's the last tenth?
Paula McFadden: Shut up.

Elliot Garfield: You know I liked you from the first time I met you when you answered the door. I said to myself, "This is the best half-a-face I ever saw!"

Elliot Garfield: You know I love listening to you talk. I hate living with you but your conversation is first rate.

Elliot Garfield: I play the guitar whenever I cannot sleep, and I meditate every morning, complete with chanting and burning incense, so if you have to walk around I'd appreciate a little tiptoeing. Also: I sleep in the nude. "Au buffo." Winter and summer, rain or snow, with the windows open. And because I may have to go to the potty or to the fridge in the middle of the night, and because I do not want to put on jammies which I do not own in the first place, unless you're looking for a quick thrill or your daughter an advanced education I'd keep my door closed.


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