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Encyclopedia > The Goodbye Girl
The Goodbye Girl
Directed by Herbert Ross
Produced by Ray Stark
Written by Neil Simon
Starring Richard Dreyfuss,
Marsha Mason,
Quinn Cummings
Distributed by Warner Bros.,
MGM
Release date(s) 30 November 1977
Running time 110 minutes
Language English
IMDb profile

The Goodbye Girl is a 1977 American comedy film. Image File history File links Goodbye_Girl_movie_poster. ... Herbert David Ross (May 13, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York - October 9, 2001 in New York City), also known as Herb Ross, was a prolific film director, producer, choreographer and actor from the 1950s to the 1990s. ... Ray Stark (October 3, 1915 – January 17, 2004) was an Academy Award-nominated American film producer and powerbroker known for his Machiavellian ways. ... Neil Simon (1966) Neil Simon (born Marvin Neil Simon July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City), is a Jewish American playwright and screenwriter. ... Richard Stephen Dreyfuss (born October 29, 1947) is an Oscar-winning American actor. ... Marsha Mason with Richard Dreyfuss in The Goodbye Girl Marsha Mason (born April 3, 1942, St. ... Quinn Cummings (August 13, 1967) is an Oscar-nominated American actress. ... Warner Bros. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Comedy film is genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humor. ...


The original screenplay by Neil Simon centers on an odd trio - an egotistical struggling actor who has sublet a Manhattan apartment from a friend, the current occupant, his friend's girlfriend, who is unaware she's been abandoned, and her precocious pre-teen daughter. The dislike between the two adults is immediate and intense, but they resolve to overcome their differences and attempt to share the tight quarters as harmoniously as possible. Sample from a screenplay, showing dialogue and action descriptions. ... Neil Simon (1966) Neil Simon (born Marvin Neil Simon July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City), is a Jewish American playwright and screenwriter. ... In his theory of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud sought to explain how the unconscious mind operates by proposing that it has a particular structure. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Directed by Herbert Ross, the film stars Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings. and Paul Benedict. The title song, performed by David Gates, became a pop hit. Herbert David Ross (May 13, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York - October 9, 2001 in New York City), also known as Herb Ross, was a prolific film director, producer, choreographer and actor from the 1950s to the 1990s. ... Richard Stephen Dreyfuss (born October 29, 1947) is an Oscar-winning American actor. ... Marsha Mason with Richard Dreyfuss in The Goodbye Girl Marsha Mason (born April 3, 1942, St. ... Quinn Cummings (August 13, 1967) is an Oscar-nominated American actress. ... Paul Benedict (born September 17, 1938 in Silver City, New Mexico) is an American character actor who has made several appearances in television and movies from the 1960s on. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The Goodbye Girl was subsequently developed into a 1993 Broadway musical of the same name starring Martin Short and Bernadette Peters. Original cast recording The Goodbye Girl is a Broadway musical based on the film of the same name. ... Martin Hayter Short, CM (born March 26, 1950) is a Canadian/American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. ... Bernadette Peters (born February 28, 1948) is an American Tony Award-winning actress and singer. ...


The 2004 TNT remake with Jeff Daniels and Patricia Heaton is available in both VHS and DVD formats. shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is an American cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. ... For other persons of this name, see Jeff Daniels (disambiguation). ... Patricia Heaton (born March 4, 1958 in Bay Village, Ohio) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress best known for playing lead character and Ray Barones wife Debra Barone on the CBS television sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. ... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS is a recording and playing standard for analog video cassette recorders (VCRs), developed by Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) and launched... DVD (Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ...


Awards and nominations

Academy Awards Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ...

  • Best Picture (nominee)
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role (Dreyfuss, winner)
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role (Mason, nominee)
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Cummings, nominee)
  • Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (nominee)

Golden Globes The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...

  • Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy (winner)
  • Best Motion Picture Actor, Musical or Comedy (Dreyfuss, winner)
  • Best Motion Picture Actress, Musical or Comedy (Mason, winner)
  • Best Motion Picture Actress in a Supporting Role (Cummings, nominee)
  • Best Motion Picture Screenplay (winner)

Trivia

  • Thirty-year-old Dreyfuss was the youngest ever to win the Best Actor Oscar at the time. This record was surpassed by Adrien Brody, who was 29 when he won his award for The Pianist.
  • The film originally was made by Warner Bros. and MGM. Due to several transactions over the years, Warner Bros. now holds all rights to it.
  • Sources point to this film as the first romantic comedy to break the $100 million mark.

Adrien Brody (born April 14, 1973) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... The Pianist is a memoir written by the Polish musician of Jewish origins Władysław Szpilman. ... Warner Bros. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ...

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