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The Goodbye People (1984)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 31 January 1986 (USA)

Director:

Herb Gardner

Writers:

Herb Gardner (play), Herb Gardner (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Judd Hirsch ... Arthur Korman
Martin Balsam ... Max Silverman
Pamela Reed ... Nancie Scot
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Devon ... Clarke
Vincent Gugleotti Vincent Gugleotti ... Irwin Abrams
Gene Saks ... Marcus Soloway
Ron Silver ... Eddie Bergson
Sammy Smith Sammy Smith ... George Mooney
James Trotman James Trotman ... Velasquez
Michael Tucker ... Michael Silverman
Sid Winter Sid Winter ... The Jogger
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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asynithistoi anthropoi See more »

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Mono

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Color
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The New York production of "The Goodbye People" by Herb Gardner opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in New York on December 3, 1968 and ran for 7 performances. Sammy Smith recreated his stage role in the movie version. See more »

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Wonderful!
22 January 2008 | by coltrain210See all my reviews

Not just pretty, wonderful. The movie, like Thousand Clowns, contains tons of gems in the writing, like you want to watch it again with a notepad. It is in the spirit of Thousand Clowns, in that it is based on a certain spirit in people, the non-conformist, the always wanted to do this but never did spirit, and Herb Gardner hits it right on the head. He evokes as much of that sentimental emotion in you as Thousand Clowns. Myself, I wait and shuffle through the library stacks looking for these kind of films. He did it again, and nobody would have ever known since it doesn't seem to have received an awards. The acting is very good. Lots of quick native New Yorker dialog. I thought in the beginning I was watching a recreation of Clowns and thought that there was no way anyone would be able to pull off the character like Jason Robards, but 5-10 minutes in you just accept the fact that yes, Gardner is dwelling in similar themes, but good. We need more of these movies. I thought it was great.


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