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Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)

 -  Drama  -  13 March 1978 (Sweden)
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A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.

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This made-for-TV sequel to the 1977 theatrical film "Looking For Mr. Goodbar" follows a New York City detective's quest to find the murderer of a schoolteacher.

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Mr. Dunn
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Martin
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Gary
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Barney
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George
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Cap Jackson
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Marvella
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Storyline

Theresa is a successful teacher of deaf children during the day but after a short unhappy affair starts to spend her nights cruising bars. Her craving first for sex but later also for drugs leads into increasingly demeaning and dangerous situations completely at odds with her daytime commitment to her children. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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13 March 1978 (Sweden)  »

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Buscando a Mr. Goodbar  »

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$16,900,000 (USA)
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According to director Richard Brooks, actress Diane Keaton's salary was US $50,000 or about one third of her usual paycheck for a picture but with % points of profit. See more »

Goofs

In the book, Theresa's sister Katherine goes to Puerto Rico to procure an abortion during a scene that takes place in the mid-1960s. In the movie, the timeline is changed so that this scene is set in 1975, two years after abortion was legalized by the Roe v. Wade ruling, making the trip to Puerto Rico unnecessary. See more »

Quotes

Katherine: We're all hurt someplace and we're all looking for a painkiller.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Alien from L.A. (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Silent Night, Holy Night
(1818) (uncredited)
Music by Franz Gruber
Lyrics by Joseph Mohr
Sung by Diane Keaton and her students
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Wonderfully disturbing. .
29 November 2000 | by (Coal Valley, IL) – See all my reviews

Well. . after viewing this movie for the first time, I must admit. . it is one of those movie experiences that you will remember for a very long time.

Released in 1977, "Looking for Mr. Goodbar" must have shocked quite a few people with it's tale of sex, drugs . . . and more sex and drugs. Diane Keaton plays Theresa, an elementary school teacher specializing in deaf education who's nighttime excursions to the single's bars in New York City seldom bring her back to her apartment alone.

I must admit this movie was shocking to me throughout the first 2 hours. . but the last fifteen minutes will leave you breathless. . you must see this film. .


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