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In 1964 two high school friends, Brice and Cleveland leave their suburban neighborhood in Michigan to... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Bruce Campbell ... Brice Chapman
Christopher Howe ... Cleveland 'Clee' Neal
Perry Mallette ... Jack Bodell
Susan Waderlow Yamasaki ... Cindy
Vern Teachworth ... Father
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rob Tapert ... Man with Glasses in Bar (uncredited)

Directed by
Ron Teachworth 
Writing credits
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Ron Teachworth 

Produced by
Jill Teachworth .... producer
Ron Teachworth .... producer
Original Music by
Denny Brown 
Cinematography by
John Prusak 
Film Editing by
Christa Kindt 
Wayne Wahrman 
Production Management
Mark Yasenchak .... production director
Art Department
Kurt Rauf .... props
Kim Werkman .... head wardrobe dresser
Sound Department
Bob Berry .... keyboard technician
Jerrell Frederick .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Yasenchak .... sound director
Mark Yasenchak .... sound effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Kush .... video assistant
Kurt Rauf .... assistant camera
Jill Teachworth .... still photographer
Taro Yamasaki .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kim Werkman .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Joan Dietrich .... negative conformer
Music Department
Greg Noga .... assistant music engineer
Rick Slotnick .... composer: additional music
Rick Slotnick .... music editor
Other crew
Barbara Anderson .... titles
Darlene Cypser .... distribution representative
Paul Laamanen .... production assistant
Leslie Purificacion .... script consultant
Jennifer Rossow .... production assistant
Vern Teachworth .... location supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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79 min
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Miscellaneous: When the Farmer Picks them up the Truck is a Ford and when they show it minutes later while driving up the road. An the farmer is telling his storm story the Truck is a GMC.See more »
Cleveland 'Clee' Neal:What's the movie about?
Brice Chapman:I don't know, about an hour, hour and a half.
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References How the West Was Won (1962)See more »


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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A Quiet, Simple, and Endearingly Honest Film, 7 March 2005
Author: Kevin Coppa from United States, Michigan

At first glance, Going Back, doesn't seem like a very prominent entry in the Bruce Campbell library. But in truth, it's really the first film to showcase his genuine ability to act beyond the "bravado filled egotist" stereotype he's so often associated with.

For an independent film shot in the early 80's on a next to nothing budget, it's very well made. It goes without saying that it doesn't posses the sheen of a big budget feature. Whether intentional or not though, I feel like it only adds an appropriate atmosphere for it's simple small town story of two friends trying to recapture a time in their life that will never come again.

The acting is also well done and delivered with genuine sincerity. The many stories told by the characters within the film, especially Perry Mallette's Jack, instantly brought to memory many personal experiences of getting to listen in on family members reminisce of their younger days. One thing that seemed out of place (at least at first) is the way in which the characters tend to discuss all their thoughts and feelings outright leaving nothing unsaid. Yet without those moments and reflective pauses they bring, it would be a much more somber film. The mood it sets instead is one of an evening spent being gently given advice and life lessons by someone who's 'been there.' It's this slice of real life honesty that makes the film, though low in profile and budget, so worth viewing.

Bruce Campbell's hilarious audio commentary really makes the DVD! The man has a gift for making a commentary track worth the price of the film alone. Required viewing for every Bruce fan.

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