Your choices to view this 1982 movie are not great. There are, however, many versions lying around.

IMDb says there is a 97 minute cut, aired theatrically in Europe, which has all the nude scenes. I am not familiar with this and have never run into it, but I did find Italian-dubbed versions of the nude scenes almost twenty years ago on Usenet, and made some decent captures from them.

There is a 135-minute “director’s cut,” which includes no nudity and is also missing many non-nude scenes.

There is a 185-minute version on DVD and Blu-Ray which includes all the nude scenes – without the nudity! I’m not joking about that. I have this version on disk. The sex scenes between Rosanna Arquette and Tommy Lee Jones are exactly the same as in the uncensored version, except that Rosanna’s nudity is covered or cropped.

Believe it or not, there is a full, uncensored version available free on YouTube! It includes every scene – and the nude scenes are actually nude! That sounds good on paper, but I’ve only given you the good news. The bad news is that the quality is not much better than the Rob Lowe sex tape.

Anyway, if you are still interested, it is below. The nudity is found at 46:44, 1:00:46, 1:07:02, and 2:07:22. You have to be patient with that last one. I included about a half-minute of pre-nude action so you could understand the context better.

Oz did some nice collages from the latest non-nude version. He had some decent quality to work with.


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And I did my best with the nude scenes from the Italian-dubbed version. As far as I have been able to find, my versions, now some 15 years old, have retained the title of the best nude captures out there. That’s one record I would like to see broken. I’d especially like to see a good version of that scene where Rosanna is on top.


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This nudity is nearly lost to posterity. It can only be seen in the full screen version of the film, which is not simple to find.

Way back in the earliest days of the public internet, Graphic Response created a collage from the VHS tape.

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All of GR’s works are collected in our members’ area, along with the complete output of Tuna, Aesthete, Oz, Honte, Hankster, Brainscan, The Realist, Johnny Web, Charlie and me. (Johnny Web is also me!)

The performances of both of these women placed among our top nude scenes of 2001. Miner placed 6th, Phillips 19th. That separation doesn’t reflect any difference between their performances other than the fact that Miner was then in demand. (She dropped out of sight for a while when she married Macaulay Culkin.)

The movie is all but forgotten, and these two women are now generally far from the spotlight.

Rachel is still working, but she now auditions in her wheelchair. If I ran into her in the supermarket, I probably wouldn’t recognize her.

I have no idea what Bijou Phillips has been doing since 2014. It’s fun to recall what director James Toback said about her: “Bijou Phillips — you never knew what the fuck she would say or do next. There is no line between her unconscious and her articulation of it and her behavior. She is a genuine psychopath. I say that with affection and admiration, because she’s also incredibly smart and talented, so she knows how to amuse and how to get and hold attention. If she were just a psychopath, you wouldn’t want to use her; you’d just be bored. But she is always kind of amusing and interesting, and if one thing isn’t working she has a good sense of it, and she just starts on something else.”


Rachel Miner

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Bijou Phillips

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Depending on your age, you may never have heard of this film, and you may be unimpressed by the nude scene, but in its proper context, this was a big deal.

Goodbye, Columbus was an adaptation of a National Book Award winner, was one of the box office hits of 1969, was well received by most critics, and was a Golden Globes nominee as the “Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.”

Ali MacGraw was a fresh face acting in her first significant role, and the Golden Globes picked her as the most promising newcomer.

It’s interesting to look back at those “most promising” selections. Some of them did indeed become major international stars like Jessica Lange and Diana Ross, others seemed to disappear with barely a trace like Camilla Sparv and Celia Kaye, and still others faded into mediocrity like Marilyn Hassett and Irene Miracle. And then there was Pia Zadora, who is remembered for all the wrong reasons.