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Goodbye Girl, The (1977)

Paula McFadden (Marsha Mason), a twice-deserted single mother and ex-dancer with a 10-year-old daughter, seems fated to be the ‘goodbye girl’ whom lovers find easy to leave.

When her latest walks out on her he adds insult to injury by subletting their apartment.

Out of necessity, Paula agrees to share it with the new tenant, bohemian oddball actor Elliot Garfield (Richard Dreyfuss in an Academy Award-winning Best Actor performance) – but strictly on the understanding that their paths cross as infrequently as possible.

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Barbs fly in typical Neil Simon fashion, but somewhere along the way an old-fashioned, teary-eyed romance manages to shine through.

Elliot Garfield
Richard Dreyfuss
Paula McFadden
Marsha Mason
Lucy McFadden
Quinn Cummings
Mark Morgenweiss
Paul Benedict
Donna Douglas
Barbara Rhoades
Mrs Crosby
Theresa Merritt
Ronnie
Michael Shawn
Rhonda Fontana
Patricia Pearcy
Linda
Marilyn Sokol
Mrs Morgenweiss
Anita Dangler
Mrs Bodine
Victoria Boothby
Oliver Fry
Nicol Williamson

Director
Herbert Ross