The time taken by the planet to make its revolutions around the sun. A point of time as measured in hours and minutes, a paradoxical transition from boy to man. Each summer the gang violence heats up in South Los Angeles. Born in the generational Los Angeles Street culture, his parents from the hood, a 19-year-old father seeks a better life in the midst of a turf war. Richard Dreyfuss and Marsha Mason deliver comedy, zingy repartee and bitter-to-best romance in The Goodbye Girl, a lustrous charmer featuring Dreyfuss' Academy Award -winning Best Actor performance.* Neil Simon's screenplay deftly combines battle-of-the-sexes appeal with an off-Broadway subplot whose scenes "are the funniest since Mel Brooks staged 'Springtime for Hitler' [in The Producers]" (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times). You'll laugh, cry and cheer. Just say hello to this magical movie.