Goodbye, Columbus 1969

Goodbye, Columbus

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Neil Klugman (Richard Benjamin), a young librarian in New Jersey, has eyes for Brenda Patimkin (Ali MacGraw), a beautiful Radcliffe student. Although they are both Jewish, Brenda's family is much wealthier and more conservative than Neil's. As there relationship matures, their differing cultural backgrounds cause Brenda's mother (Nan Martin) to have trepidations about the couple. As their disparate ideas about sex and birth control come to the fore, their feelings for each other are tested.

Cast

Richard Benjamin
as Neil Klugman
Ali MacGraw
as Brenda Patimkin
Jack Klugman
as Patimkin
Nan Martin
as Mrs. Patimkin
Royce Wallace
as Carlotta
Sylvie Strauss
as Aunt Gladys
Michael Nurie
as Don Farber
Michael Nouri
as Don Farber
Betty Greyson
as Aunt Molly
Monroe Arnold
as Uncle Leo
Elaine Swain
as Sarah Ehrlich
Rube Schaffer
as Uncle Max
Gail Ommerle
as Harriet
Bill Deeringer
as John McKee
Jan Peerce
as Wedding Guest
Betty Grayson
as Aunt Molly
Max Peerce
as Uncle Max
Anthony McGowan
as Boy in Library
Chris Schenkel
as Voice on Columbus Record
David Benedict
as The Rabbi
Ray Baumel
as Uncle Harry
Delos V. Smith
as Mr. Scapelle
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Critic Reviews for Goodbye, Columbus

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Audience Reviews for Goodbye, Columbus

  • Apr 25, 2009
    What a waste of film. I can't believe I watched the whole film. This was listed under romantic/Comedy and it is neither. I don't recommend anyone to watch this film. It's just pointless.
    Marion R Super Reviewer
  • Dec 21, 2008
    probably the best adaptation of a Roth novel(la), which isn't an easy thing to accomplish. it is, of course a watered down version of the story missing a lot of the nuances of Roth's superb writing- but is entertaining throughout. The dramatic impact of the end is far less effective on screen though.
    chase _ Super Reviewer
  • Jun 01, 2007
    I know I saw it and it was okay, but I don't remember much about it.
    Morris N Super Reviewer

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