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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19 September 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Când mergi pâna la capat  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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$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

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 guess even art leads to pussy.
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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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It was an awesome movie.
16 February 1999 | by (Henderson, NC) – See all my reviews

I'm not speaking for anyone besides myself, but I thought that this movie was great. It truly showed growing up from a high school boy into a man who has to deal with things such as marriage and faith. This movie truly showed that many things can change a person, even by visiting a country you can be affected. This movie also shows the realization a person can have when reflecting on his/her life. This was a good movie about life.


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