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Kiss Me Goodbye (1982)

Not until three years after the death of her husband Jolly, Kay dares to move back into their former house, persuaded by her new fiancé Rupert. But soon her worst expectations come true, ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Mulligan

Writers:

Bruno Barreto (suggested by material from), Jorge Amado (suggested by material from) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sally Field ... Kay
James Caan ... Jolly
Jeff Bridges ... Rupert
Paul Dooley ... Kendall
Claire Trevor ... Charlotte
Mildred Natwick ... Mrs. Reilly
Dorothy Fielding Dorothy Fielding ... Emily
William Prince ... Rev. Hollis
Maryedith Burrell ... Mrs. Newman
Alan Haufrect Alan Haufrect ... Mr. Newman
Stephen Elliott Stephen Elliott ... Edgar
Michael Ensign ... Billy
Edith Fields ... Waitress
Lee Weaver ... Mr. King
Gene Castle Gene Castle ... Party Guest
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Storyline

Not until three years after the death of her husband Jolly, Kay dares to move back into their former house, persuaded by her new fiancé Rupert. But soon her worst expectations come true, when not only her old memories haunt her, but also Jolly's ghost, who doesn't approve of her new mate. Invisible to anyone but Kay, he tries to prevent the wedding. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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A Hauntingly Romantic Comedy


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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi adorable fantasma See more »

Filming Locations:

Garrison, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,345,672, 26 December 1982

Gross USA:

$15,782,759
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First movie directed by Robert Mulligan in four years, with his last having being Same Time, Next Year (1978). See more »

Goofs

In the dinner scene with Kay, Charlotte, Rupert and Rev. Hollis, Charlotte begins the dinner conversation by saying that Jolly turned her into a vegetarian. She quoted Jolly as saying that he would "never eat anything that had a face." Later, when Kay, Rupert and Jolly go to a diner for lunch, Jolly orders a cheeseburger. See more »

Quotes

Kay Villano: Everything goes. Everything goes. Except that chair!
Charlotte Banning: Kay, that ratty old chair? Don't be silly. Why would you want to keep THAT chair?
Kay Villano: DON'T TOUCH THAT CHAIR. My fiancé... was born in it.
Charlotte Banning: Rupert was born in a chair?
Kay Villano: Yes, it's the most lovely story. His mother was just sitting there, knitting, listening to the radio - and out popped my fiancé.
Jolly Villano: Darling, only you can see me. They can't see me.
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Soundtracks

But It's A Nice Dream
(Theme song)
Sung by Dusty Springfield
Words and Music by Peter Allen
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Moving on is hard to do!
6 November 2009 | by GOWBTWSee all my reviews

This comedy gives the meaning to move on with your life. Oscar winner Sally Field plays a widow who moves back into the house that she and her late husband(James Caan) lived in. She has a fiancé that Jolly doesn't like, and she is the only one that sees him. Everywhere she goes, Jolly follows. Jeff Bridges plays the fiancé who thinks Kay is a total nut case. He himself isn't quite all there. He sees quite a few things that will make Kay question his sanity. There were quite a few scenes that are total classic. Like where the electricity when haywire and the guy fixing it get locked in. Or when the dog started to act funny, and the fiancé just wanted to go all the way nuts. Then there's the part where the priest left his empty booze bottle and the fiancé slips on it. The cast of the movie are great, including celebrity chef Alan Haufrect. Not many people remember this movie, but I do remember the preview and premiere. You would have a ghost of a chance to miss this classic! 3 out of 5 stars!


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