The Goodbye Girl

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Musical dancer on the way out (at 36) Paula McFadden had it swell with actor Tony DeSanti, but instead of taking her to Hollywood he gets a European movie part. He even sublets their (his) New York apartment to Elliot Garfield, who generously lets her stay, even keeping the master bedroom. Pragmatic pre-teen daughter Lucy soon takes to his charm, but Paula remains determined to hate all actors. Despite the stress of a Broadway Shakespeare lead he must play too queer for Frisco, he's determined to snatch romance from ingratitude.

  1. Neil Simon


  2. Richard Benjamin


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jeff Daniels

    Jeff Daniels

    Elliot Garfield

  2. Patricia Heaton

    Patricia Heaton

    Paula McFadden

  3. Hallie Kate Eisenberg

    Hallie Kate Eisenberg

    Lucy McFadden

  4. Lynda Boyd

    Lynda Boyd

    Donna Douglas

  5. Alan Cumming

    Alan Cumming


  6. Emily Holmes

    Emily Holmes


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Status Released

Original Language German

Runtime 1h 43m

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Release Information

  • January 16, 2004



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