Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween Countdown: Day 15 - Trackdown: Finding the Goodbar Killer

I finally saw Trackdown: Finding the Goodbar Killer about a year ago and thought it was a well made police procedural (click on title for review). George Segal is another one of those warm actors who made a decent boy in blue. Trackdown is an interesting movie because it's based on the capture of the real life Goodbar Killer, yet it refuses to have any association with Looking for Mr. Goodbar. CBS aired Trackdown on this day in 1983, and although the film is mostly cold looking apartments, there is some fantastic early 80s New York nite life to drool over! It's worth seeing if you can find it. It sometimes airs on Encore Mystery, or at least it did a few years ago.

1 comment:

Adam said...

Hi Amanda,

My name is Adam. I'm currently in the process of working on an official tribute website for the late character actor Joe Spinell. He had a very small part in this film as a doorman. The film of course is pretty hard to come by and I've been trying to "track down" (haha) a copy for a long time now. I was wondering if maybe we could work out a trade of some sort? Or if not, I'd be willing to purchase a copy off you and give you a personal shout out on the site. Shoot me an e-mail and let's talk -