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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Buddy Porter
Marty Pilcher
John Lordan ...
Elwood Burns
Robert Swan ...
Luke (as Bob Swan)
Alma Burns
Nina Casselman
Richard Gaeckle ...
Conductor / Ticket Taker
Teri Beitel ...
Beautiful Young Girl
Everett Greene ...
Jerry Panatieri ...
Religious Man
Jeff Buelterman ...
Blow Mahoney


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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)


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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


Sonny Burns: I don't believe in God. I don't even like the guy.
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References The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) See more »


Why Was I Born
By Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II
Courtesy of Mercury Records, Inc.
by arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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18 June 2016 | by (Serbia) – See all my reviews

"Going All the Way" is a touching story about learning to let go, coming to terms with yourself, love, and the power of friendship between two young men whose relationship "is the core of the movie," says MTV Award-winning music video director Mark Pellington, whose debut film shows that he clearly knows what he's doing, and that his talents can be set on more than one profession. Pellington tackles the challenge of presenting two authentic young men who we can relate to, and passes with flying colors.

Aside from the catchy oldies tunes, I really enjoyed the dialogue the two young men shared with one another, which was as absorbing as it is true. Among all, one in particular comes to mind, where Gunner was trying to prove a point that "peach pie is fine, but that's all you get? I mean, morning, noon, and night, peach pie? Breakfast, lunch, dinner, peach pie. Peach pie, day in, day out. Day in, peach pie." Jeremy and Ben were terrific together. As improbable a coalition as their character's had, I thought that they, nonetheless, had perfect chemistry together, and were very enjoyable to watch.

Overall rating: 7 out of 10.

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