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Goodbye, Columbus
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Director:
Writers:
Philip Roth (novel)
Arnold Schulman (writer)
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Release Date:
21 May 1969 (France) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Every father's daughter is a virgin.
Plot:
A Jewish man and a Jewish woman meet and while attracted to each other, find that their worlds are very different... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 4 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Good movie ... sad story See more (27 total) »

Cast

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Richard Benjamin ... Neil Klugman

Ali MacGraw ... Brenda Patimkin

Jack Klugman ... Ben Patimkin

Nan Martin ... Mrs. Ben Patimkin
Michael Meyers ... Ron Patimkin
Lori Shelle ... Julie Patimkin
Monroe Arnold ... Uncle Leo
Kay Cummings ... Doris Klugman
Sylvie Strause ... Aunt Gladys
Royce Wallace ... Carlotta
Anthony McGowan ... Boy in Library

Mari Gorman ... Laura Simpson Sockaloe
Chris Schenkel ... Voice on Columbus Record (voice)
Jay Jostyn ... Voice on Columbus Record (voice)
Jan Peerce ... Uncle Manny
Max Peerce ... Uncle Max
Rey Baumel ... Uncle Harry (as Ray Baumel)
Delos V. Smith Jr. ... Mr. Scapelle
Gail Ommerle ... Harriet
David Benedict ... The Rabbi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Johnny Carson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bill Derringer ... John McKee (uncredited)
Julie Garfield ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Betty Grayson ... Aunt Molly (uncredited)

Susan Lucci ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Bette Midler ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Michael Nouri ... Don Farber (uncredited)
Reuben Schafer ... Uncle Max (uncredited)

Jaclyn Smith ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Elaine Swain ... Sarah Ehrlich (uncredited)
Richard Wexler ... Busboy (uncredited)

Directed by
Larry Peerce 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Philip Roth  novel
Arnold Schulman  writer

Produced by
Stanley R. Jaffe .... producer
 
Original Music by
Charles Fox 
 
Cinematography by
Enrique Bravo 
Gerald Hirschfeld 
 
Film Editing by
Ralph Rosenblum 
 
Art Direction by
Emanuel Gerard 
 
Costume Design by
Gene Coffin 
 
Makeup Department
Enrico Cortese .... makeup artist
Jay Cannistraci .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Tony LaMarca .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Barnett .... assistant director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alec Hirschfeld .... first assistant camera
Ron Zarilla .... second assistant camera
Tom Volpe .... dolly grip (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Ron Kalish .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
The Association .... music performers: title song
Jim Yester .... composer: original theme
 
Other crew
Julia Tucker .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Прощай, Колумбус" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Adeus Columbus" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Antio, erota mou" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Complicidad sexual" - Spain
"Goodbye Columbus" - Belgium (Flemish title) (imdb display title)
"Goodbye Columbus" - France
"Goodbye Columbus (Rend mig i ambitionerne)" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Hyvästi Columbus" - Finland
"Kucak dolusu" - Turkey (Turkish title)
"La ragazza di Tony" - Italy
"Los principiantes" - Colombia (imdb display title)
"Mijn dochter gebeurt zo iets niet" - Netherlands (alternative transliteration)
"Paixão de Primavera" - Brazil
"Zum Teufel mit der Unschuld" - West Germany
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Runtime:
102 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Australia:M | Australia:SOA (original rating) | Finland:K-16 | Ireland:(Banned) | Netherlands:18 (1970) | Sweden:Btl | UK:X | USA:R (original rating) | USA:PG (re-rating) (1972) | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Barbara Parkins and Natalie Wood were both offered the role of Brenda but declined.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: At one point Chris Schenkel mentions the "red and white" in reference to Ohio State. Anyone who was ever near Columbus (or followed the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry) knows that the colors are "scarlet and gray". (The incorrect "red/white" reference to the Ohio State Buckeyes comes from Philip Roth's book itself; see in Chapter 7, page 104, line 7 from the top [Houghton Mifflin Co. edition, 1959].)See more »
Quotes:
Brenda Patimkin:Look, I'm not gonna take the pills, and that's the end of it. In the first place, you don't just *take* the pills: you have to start taking them at a specific time.
Neil Klugman:You get a diaphragm.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Stella (1990)See more »
Soundtrack:
It's Gotta Be RealSee more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Good movie ... sad story, 1 October 2006
Author: PWNYCNY from United States

A young man meets a young woman and falls in love. Then as the relationship develops the man discovers that the young woman, who is beautiful and charming, is a confused shrill who is using him to act out against her parents. Now the man has to make a decision: stay or leave. This movie is remarkable for one reason: Ali McGraw. Thirty-five years ago Ali McGraw was a mega-superstar and is a truly great actress. Ali McGraw makes this movie watchable. Her performance, in this noteworthy movie, was great. This is not an upbeat movie and does not have any heroes. None of the characters in this movie are particularly likable, especially the Richard Benjamin character whose perpetual scowl reflects a condescending arrogance that adds to the movie's negativity. But that does not mean that this is a bad movie. Quite the contrary. It's a well acted, well-scripted movie that tells a story. But don't expect a happy story.

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