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
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Did You Know?
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
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
We're all hurt someplace and we're all looking for a painkiller.
Silent Night, Holy Night
Music by Franz Gruber
Lyrics by Joseph Mohr
Sung by Diane Keaton
and her students See more