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Going All the Way (1997)

After returning home from the Korean War, two young men search for love and fulfillment in middle America.

Director:

Mark Pellington

Writers:

Dan Wakefield (novel), Dan Wakefield (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Davies ... Sonny Burns
Ben Affleck ... Gunner Casselman
Amy Locane ... Buddy Porter
Rose McGowan ... Gale Ann Thayer
Rachel Weisz ... Marty Pilcher
John Lordan John Lordan ... Elwood Burns
Robert Swan ... Luke (as Bob Swan)
Jill Clayburgh ... Alma Burns
Lesley Ann Warren ... Nina Casselman
Richard Gaeckle Richard Gaeckle ... Conductor / Ticket Taker
Teri Beitel Teri Beitel ... Beautiful Young Girl
Everett Greene Everett Greene ... Waiter
Jerry Panatieri Jerry Panatieri ... Religious Man
Jeff Buelterman Jeff Buelterman ... Blow Mahoney
Nick Offerman ... Wilks
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Storyline

After returning home from the Korean War, two young men search for love and fulfillment in middle America.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

In love and life there's only one way to go.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Când mergi pâna la capat See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,796, 21 September 1997

Gross USA:

$113,069

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,069
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ben Affleck's character of "Gunner" was inspired by the life of Ted Steeg, who also appears in the movie as the Minister. Dan Wakefield, the film's screenwriter (and author of the adapted novel) also appears briefly in the film (as Farmer #2). Wakefield and Steeg were friends in Indiana, who later roomed together in New York City's Greenwich Village. Wakefield chronicles this halcyon period in his book, "New York in the Fifties", which was also made into a documentary in 2001. See more »

Goofs

In an early scene in the film, the RCA Dome (Home of the Colts) is clearly visible behind Union Station. It is painted out of a later shot at the same location. See more »

Quotes

Sonny Burns: I guess even art leads to pussy.
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Connections

References The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Last Enemy / Taps
By Robert Farnon
Performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra and the BBC Choir
Courtesy of Alanna Records
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Sickening, not what it should be...
15 July 2003 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

==ULMER'S RENTAL REVIEW= "Going All the Way," though catchy and engaging, fails to deliver what it promises so clearly, and the incompetent script makes us forget to care about these characters. Usually a film like this one shows some character progression going on. "Going All the Way" doesn't, and it's a shame, because it had some great potential.

Pre-stardom Ben Affleck is not even enough to see this movie for. He's not that different anyway: He couldn't act and he still can't.

1.5/5 stars -

John Ulmer


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