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?
One of two feature films that actress Diane Keaton
starred in in 1977. The other film was Annie Hall
(1977) for which Keaton won the Best Actress Academy Award. Keaton was not Oscar nominated for her performance in Looking for Mr. Goodbar
(1977). The movie did receive two Oscar noms though, for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Tuesday Weld
) and Best Cinematography (William A. Fraker
) but failed to win either. 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
I'm a pitcher not a catcher, and don't you ever forget that.
References The Price Is Right
Auld Lang Syne
Traditional Scottish 17th century music
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Sung by party goers on New Year's Eve See more