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Looking for Mr. Goodbar
Directed by Richard Brooks
Produced by Freddie Fields
Written by Richard Brooks
Judith Rossner (novel)
Starring Diane Keaton
Tuesday Weld
Richard Gere
Cinematography William A. Fraker
Editing by George Grenville
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) October 19, 1977 (1977-10-19)
Running time 135 minutes
Language English

Looking for Mr. Goodbar is a 1977 film starring Diane Keaton, Tuesday Weld, Richard Gere, and also features Tom Berenger. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Judith Rossner, which was in turn based on the real life murder of New York City schoolteacher Roseann Quinn.


The 1977 film starring Diane Keaton as Dunn traces the sexual awakening of a young teacher searching for excitement outside of her mundane existence. Originally in search of the "perfect man", whom she refers to as "Mr. Goodbar", she begins losing control of her life as her sexual appetite grows. Quiet and reserved teacher by day, sexual deviant and bar-hopper by night, Dunn begins to dabble in drugs and unstable men. Her self-destructive behavior is a means of escaping her numbing existence and testing her boundaries and providing excitement in her otherwise safe and boring life. One such sexual partner, played by Richard Gere, turns jealous and possessive, and begins to threaten her life. Ultimately, her sexual addiction and high risk behavior put her life in danger.


Tuesday Weld received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film.

Diane Keaton received a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Dramatic Film for her performance in the film. She was not nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in this film, although she was nominated (and won) the same year for Annie Hall.

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