The Goodbye Girl


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.

Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language German

Runtime 1h 43m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • January 16, 2004



No keywords have been added.

Cast 6

  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
  6. Emily Holmes

    Emily Holmes

Crew 21


  1. FD

    Franco De Cotiis
    Production Design

  2. PA

    Penny A. Chalmers
    Set Decoration

  3. SP

    Susan Parker
    Art Direction


  1. DN

    Danny Nowak
    Director of Photography

  2. BM

    Bruce Macaulay
    Still Photographer

Costume & Make-Up

  1. SD

    Susan De Laval
    Costume Design


  1. Richard Benjamin
  2. SW

    Susan Weir
    Script Supervisor

  3. DH

    Dierdre Horgan
    Script Supervisor


  1. JC


  1. MR
  2. Coreen Mayrs

    Coreen Mayrs

  3. TM

    Timothy Marx

  4. Richard Benjamin
  5. NS

    Neil Simon
    Executive Producer

  6. RZ

    Ron Ziskin
    Executive Producer

  7. DS

    Don Safran
    Co-Executive Producer

  8. DJ

    David J. Collins
    Executive Producer


  1. John Frizzell

    John Frizzell
    Original Music Composer

  2. WB

    William Butler
    Production Sound Mixer


  1. NS

    Neil Simon

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