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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.

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Buddy Porter
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Marty Pilcher
John Lordan ...
Elwood Burns
Robert Swan ...
Luke (as Bob Swan)
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Alma Burns
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Nina Casselman
Richard Gaeckle ...
Conductor / Ticket Taker
Teri Beitel ...
Beautiful Young Girl
Everett Greene ...
Waiter
Jerry Panatieri ...
Religious Man
Jeff Buelterman ...
Blow Mahoney
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Wilks
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After returning home from the Korean War, two young men search for love and fulfillment in middle America.

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

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for strong sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 September 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Când mergi pâna la capat  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$20,000 (USA) (19 September 1997)

Gross:

$86,175 (USA) (10 October 1997)
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Trivia

Some 18 years earlier, Jill Clayburgh had co-starred in another movie, which like this one, was also based on a novel by Dan Wakefield, Starting Over (1979). See more »

Goofs

Although set in the early 1950s, just after the Korean War, the U.S. flags in the movie have 50 stars at a time when the United States had only 48 states. In addition, the large U.S. flag displayed against the wall at the dance was backward, with the field of stars on the flag's own left. See more »

Quotes

Religious Man: Son, you're at a turning point in your life.
Sonny: Then let me take the fucking turn myself!
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Connections

References The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) See more »

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Rocket 88
Written and Performed by Jackie Brenston
Courtesy of Sun Entertainment Corp.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Excellent story and acting, not for kiddies
5 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The folks who have trashed this excellent drama are those who saw the misleading studio hype about this film and were looking for more garbage like "American Pie". There is no schtick here, no easily recognizable stereotypes, no fart jokes for an America that has degenerated to the point where virtually everyone has the same tastes as their eight year old child. The characters are realistic, sensitive, flawed and vulnerable in a country that likes simple and macho and a story that does nothing to get in the way of their numerous bigotries.

Jeremy Davies is one of the most talented actors of his generation in a country that thinks Ben Stiller is an acting genius.


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