Theresa grew up in a strict Irish Catholic family in the 1960's. She was left with the psychological and physical scars from childhood polio, surgery, and scoliosis. After a masochistic affair with one of her college professors, she finally graduates and decides to leave home for her own apartment. By day, she's a successful teacher of deaf children. At night, she is a risk taker prone to one stands, which she can control, and substance abuse. As she cruises bars that are increasingly more dangerous, so too becomes her need to seek out encounters that will lead to violence.
Cast : Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Tuesday Weld, William Atherton, Tom Berenger, Richard Kiley
Writer : Judith Rossner (based on the novel by), Richard Brooks (written for the screen by)
Language : English