The Long Goodbye


The Long Goodbye Review

Robert Altman took a Raymond Chandler/Philip Marlowe novel -- God knows why -- and cast Elliot Gould as a private eye investigating a friend's death in the colorful 1970s, a far cry from the noirs of Bogie's Marlowe. It ends up with mixed results -- Marlowe is drawn as a goofy daydreamer (Altman calls him Rip Van Marlowe) and his story only gets interesting when Sterling Hayden, channeling Hemingway, goes bananas.

The Long Goodbye

Facts and Figures

Run time: 112 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 7th March 1973

Distributed by: United Artists

Production compaines: Lions Gate Films, E-K-Corporation

Reviews 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Fresh: 25 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 7.7 / 10

Cast & Crew



Starring: as Philip Marlowe, as Eileen Wade, as Roger Wade, as Marty Augustine, as Harry, Warren Berlinger as Morgan, Jim Bouton as Terry Lennox, as Dr. Verringer, Jo Ann Brody as Jo Ann Eggenweiler, as Mabel, Pepe Callahan as Pepe, Vincent Palmieri as Vince, Enrique Lucero as Jeffe, Pancho Córdova as Doktor, as Dave 'Socrates' (uncredited), as Hood in Augustine's office

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