Goodbye Lover

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Goodbye Lover
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Roland Joffé
Produced by Alexandra Milchan
Patrick McDarrah
Joel Roodman
Chris Daniel
Written by Story:
Ron Peer
Ron Peer
Joel Cohen
Alec Sokolow
Music by John Ottman
Cinematography Dante Spinotti
Edited by William Steinkamp
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
April 16, 1999
Running time
102 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $20 million[1]
Box office $1,940,299[1]

Goodbye Lover is a comedic neo-noir film about a murder plot surrounding an alcoholic advertising agency worker and his adulterous wife. The film was directed by Roland Joffé, and stars Patricia Arquette, Dermot Mulroney, Don Johnson, Ellen DeGeneres, and Mary-Louise Parker. The film premiered at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival,[2] before being released theatrically in 1999. Reshoots of the films were shot on Rodeo drive in Beverly Hills, and the ending of the film was changed.

The original script was written by Ron Peer. Subsequent drafts were written by Robert Pucci, then Buck Henry. This film served as a basis of inspiration for the Bollywood film, Race.



  1. ^ a b "Goodbye Lover". 
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Goodbye Lover". Archived from the original on 2012-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 

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