Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)

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.

Director: Richard Brooks.
Stars: Diane Keaton, Tom Berenger, Tuesday Weld, William Atherton, Richard Kiley, Alain Feinstein, Richard Gere, Brian Dennehy, LeVar Burton, Priscilla Pointer, Laurie Prange, Joel Fabiani, Julius Harris, Richard Bright, Carole Mallory.

1978 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Tuesday Weld).
1978 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Cinematography (William A. Fraker).

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4 Comments

  1. Les Corbet
    October 20, 2019
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    Ugly movie. Moralistic and just deadly. The only scenes I liked were with Tuesday Weld and Diane Keaton who, though they don’t resemble each other, really related as if they were sisters.

  2. Jonathan Shapiro
    October 20, 2019
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    One of those Paramount titles, like LITTLE DARLINGS (and maybe DEADHEAD MILES), that has seemingly insurmountable music rights issues which are preventing a DVD release indefinitely. Shame

  3. October 20, 2019
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    Brilliant. I’ll definitely be watching this. Thank you Jon!

  4. dl alvarez
    March 8, 2020
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    Perhaps a special kind of glasses can be invented for watching films like this to bring together, like the red and green values in old-school 3D films, the disparate parts. Otherwise, the stellar and serious performances by Keaton and Weld land out of tune in this crappy B-film universe.

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