Trackdown: Finding the Goodbar Killer (1983)

Genres - Crime, Mystery, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Trackdown: Finding the Goodbar Killer is a TV movie inspired by the same real-life 1982 murder that formed the basis of the Judith Rossner novel (and 1977 movie adaptation) Looking for Mr. Goodbar. George Segal plays the diligent detective who tries to rout out the murderer of a "swinging" schoolteacher, played by Diane Keaton in the 1977 film. The print ads for Trackdown imply that Segal's costar Shelley Hack takes over the Keaton role. In fact, Ms. Hack is merely around to portray Segal's totally extraneous love interest. George Segal's lukewarm performance is matched by the noncommittal direction of sitcom veteran Bill Persky.



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