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Looking for Mr. Goodbar ()


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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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Theresa
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Katherine
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James
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Mr. Dunn
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Tony
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Martin
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Gary
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Mrs. Dunn
Laurie Prange ...
Brigid
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Barney
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Black Cat
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George
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Cap Jackson
Marilyn Coleman ...
Mrs. Jackson
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Marvella
Mary Ann Mallis ...
Principal
Jolene Dellenbach ...
Teacher
Lou Fant ...
Teacher (as Louie Fant)
Eddie Garrett ...
Bartender
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Arthur (as Alexander Courtney)
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Surgeon
Richard Venture ...
Doctor
Robert Burke ...
Patrick
Robert Fields ...
Rafe
Richard O'Brien ...
Father Timothy
Anthony Hawkins ...
Chuck (as Tony Hawkins)
Caren Kaye ...
Rhoda
Dick Spangler ...
TV Announcer (as Richard Spangler)
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Little Theresa
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Woman in Bar
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R.J. Adams ...
Man in Bar (uncredited)
Phil Chong ...
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John Lafferty ...
Undercover Police Officer (uncredited)
Bill Willens ...
Club Hustler (uncredited)

Directed by

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Richard Brooks

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Judith Rossner ... (based on the novel by)
 
Richard Brooks ... (written for the screen by)

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Freddie Fields ... producer

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Artie Kane ... (music scored by)

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William A. Fraker ... director of photography

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George Grenville ... (edited by)

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Larry Grenville ... assistant editor
Nancy Sammons ... assistant editor
Don Dittmar ... color timer (uncredited)

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Marion Dougherty
Judith Lamb ... (as Judy Lamb)

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Edward C. Carfagno ... (as Edward Carfagno)

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Ruby R. Levitt ... (as Ruby Levitt)

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Judith A. Cory ... hair styles (as Judith Corey)
Susan Germaine ... hair styles
Charles H. Schram ... makeup (as Charles Schram)

Production Management

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David Silver ... unit production manager
Lindsley Parsons Jr. ... executive production manager: Paramount (uncredited)

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Alan Brimfeld ... second assistant director (as Alan Brimfield)
David Silver ... assistant director

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Tom Fairbanks ... property master (as Tommi Fairbanks)
Mentor Huebner ... production illustrator (uncredited)
Thomas L. Roysden ... leadman (uncredited)

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Michael Galloway ... sound
Robert W. Glass Jr. ... sound re-recordist
Al Overton Jr. ... sound
Richard Portman ... sound re-recordist
Kay Rose ... sound editor
Victoria Rose Sampson ... sound editor (as Vickie Sampson)
Curly Thirlwell ... sound re-recordist

Stunts

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James M. Halty ... stunts (uncredited)
Bennie Moore ... stunts (uncredited)
Ron Stein ... stunts (uncredited)

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Gerald H. Boatright ... best boy (as Jerry Boatwright)
Arthur Brooker ... key grip (as Art Brooker)
Kathy Fields ... photographs: title montage
Leslie Hill ... camera assistant
Nick McLean ... camera operator
Doug Pentek ... gaffer
Harold Rabuse ... best boy
Ronald L. Vargas Jr. ... camera assistant (as Ron Vargas Jr.)

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Jodie Lynn Tillen ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Justin Buehrlen ... location auditor

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Joan Biel ... music editor

Transportation Department

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James Nordberg ... transportation (uncredited)

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Marshall Schlom ... script supervisor
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Plot Summary

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 at odds with her daytime commitment to her children. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Also Known As
  • À la recherche de Mr. Goodbar (France)
  • Buscando al señor Goodbar (Spain)
  • Hvor er Mr. Goodbar? (Norway)
  • Buscando al señor Goodbar (Uruguay)
  • In cerca di Mr. Goodbar (Italy)
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  • 136 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $1,837,976, 23 Oct 1977

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Trivia The events depicted in both the book and the movie were inspired by the events surrounding the brutal real-life 1973 murder of twenty-seven year old New York City schoolteacher Roseann Quinn. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Forward Into the Past (1996). See more »
Soundtracks Try Me, I Know We Can Make It See more »
Crazy Credits A still version of the Paramount logo is seen at the beginning, in black and white. See more »
Quotes Theresa: Most guys first time out they try to score, they expect it. And some of them get pretty nasty if they don't get it. So by the 2nd time it's either fuck or forget it.
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