Goodbye, Columbus Poster

Release Date: September 26th, 2005

DVD Release Date: June 8th, 2004

PG|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
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, Ali MacGraw, Jack Klugman, Nan Martin, Michael Meyers, Lori Shelle, Royce Wallace, Sylvie Strause

Director: Larry Peerce

Genres: Comedy drama

Keywords: Moving, Growing up, Temptation, Mother, Father, 1950s, Forbidden love


Nominated Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)