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Going All the Way (1997)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  19 September 1997 (USA)
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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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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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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 (s 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

One of the games that Buddy throws out is CAREERS, which was first published in 1955; the film is set in 1954. See more »

Quotes

Sonny Burns: I would like to... go to... bed with you.
Gail: To... take a nap?
Sonny Burns: To have sexual intercourse
Gail: All right...
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References The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Golden Teardrops
By John Carter
Performed by The Flamingos
Courtesy of Rhino Records
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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