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Kiss Me Goodbye (film)

This article is about the 1982 Robert Mulligan film. For the Petula Clark song, see Kiss Me Goodbye (Petula Clark song).
Kiss Me Goodbye
Theatrical Poster
Directed by Robert Mulligan
Written by Bruno Baretto
Jorge Amado
Charlie Peters
Starring Sally Field
James Caan
Jeff Bridges
Claire Trevor
Music by Ralph Burns
Cinematography Donald Peterman
Editing by Sheldon Kahn
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) December 22, 1982
Running time 101 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $8,000,000
Box office $15,782,759 (USA)

Kiss Me Goodbye is a 1982 American romantic comedy film directed by Robert Mulligan and starring Sally Field, James Caan and Jeff Bridges. It is a remake of Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos in Portuguese), a 1976 Brazilian film starring Sonia Braga.

Field was nominated to the Golden Globes for her performance.[1] Caan later said he disliked this film, as he did several films he appeared in just to work or for the money.[2] In a 1991 interview, Caan claimed that making Kiss Me Goodbye was one of the most unpleasant experiences of his life, and as a consequence he did not make another film for five years.

Plot synopsis

Kay is the widow of a Broadway showman called Jolly, who died after falling down a staircase at their home. Kay is now planning to remarry, to a stuffed-shirt named Rupert, and they live in the same house. Suddenly Jolly returns to her life as a ghost.

Seen only by her, Jolly meddles in Kay's affairs and causes her mother and others to question her state of mind. On a romantic weekend in the country together, Kay and Rupert are accompanied by Jolly, who is annoyed by Rupert's pretending to be able to see and hear him. The situation comes to a head back at the house, where a colleague of Rupert's attempts to stage an exorcism. Jolly, finally convinced that Kay will be okay without him, kisses her goodbye for good. The film ends with Kay & Rupert getting married at the wedding rehearsal rather than waiting until the next day.



The film's theme song, But It's a Nice Dream, was written by Peter Allen and sung by Dusty Springfield.


External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • Rotten Tomatoes
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