When private eye Philip Marlowe (Elliott Gould) is visited by an old friend, this sets in train a series of events in which he's hired to search for a missing novelist (Sterling Hayden) and finds himself on the wrong side of vicious gangsters.
Gould is Outstanding
- The Long Goodbye review by KJ
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Eliot Gould makes this film: Excellent performance as Marlow. Story can get a bit confusing but the star is Gould who makes watching this fine film very entertaining and enjoyable. Also watch out for a brief appearance of Big Arnold Schwarzenegger as one of the thugs!!! Highly reccommended.
Rip Van Marlowe: an interview with director Robert Altman and star Elliott Gould
Vilmos Zsigmond Flashes The Long Goodbye: an interview with the legendary cinematographer
Giggle and Give In: Paul Joyce's acclaimed documentary profile of Robert Altman, with contributions from Altman, Gould, Shelley Duvall, assistant director Alan Rudolph and screenwriter Joan Tewkesbury
Elliott Gould Q&A: the star discusses the film with crime novelist Michael Connelly
David Thompson on Robert Altman: the editor of Altman on Altman and producer of the BBC's Robert Altman in EnglandtsAks about 7776 Long Goodbye's place in Altman's filmography
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Original Theatrical Trailer
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