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Looking For Mr Goodbar (1977)

Theresa (Diane Keaton), a prim young teacher of deaf children, seeks excitement in singles bars, drugs and one-night stands, with tragic results.

Her quest for high-risk sexual adventures lead her to a violent encounter with a bisexual psychopath convincingly played by Tom Berenger.

A strong performance by Keaton in a sordid and ultimately depressing film which is based on a bestseller by Judith Rossner; a fictionalised account of the real-life murder of a New York schoolteacher by a man she met in a singles bar.

Also making an impact in the film is Richard Gere in the role of Tony Lopanto, chilling as the self-styled “greatest fuck of your whole life”, from whose sadistic treatment Theresa derives a perverse pleasure.

Writer and director Richard Brooks said of Keaton; “I wondered if Diane could handle the dark side, but she’s sensational”.

Theresa
Diane Keaton
Katherine
Tuesday Weld
Tony Lopanto
Richard Gere
James
William Atherton
Mr Dunn
Richard Kiley
Gary
Tom Berenger
Martin
Alan Feinstein
Mrs Dunn
Priscilla Pointer
Brigid
Laurie Prange
Barney
Joel Fabiani
Black Cat
Julius Harris
George
Richard Bright
Cap Jackson
LeVar Burton
Mrs Jackson
Marilyn Coleman
Marvella
Carole Mallory

Director
Richard Brooks