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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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The film was made and released about five years after the murder of 28 year old New York City school-teacher Roseann Quinn whose death the film and its source novel was based on. 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.
Written by Leon Huff
(uncredited), Gene McFadden
(uncredited), John Whitehead
Performed by The O'Jays
Courtesy of CBS Records See more