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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:
John Lordan ...
Elwood Burns
Luke (as Bob Swan)
Alma Burns
Nina Casselman
Richard Gaeckle ...
Conductor / Ticket Taker
Teri Beitel ...
Beautiful Young Girl
Everett Greene ...
Jerry Panatieri ...
Jeff Buelterman ...
Blow Mahoney


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.


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 USA:

$20,000, 21 September 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$86,175, 12 October 1997
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ben Affleck and Amy Locane appeared in School Ties (1992). See more »


In an early scene in the film, the RCA Dome (Home of the Colts) is clearly visible behind Union Station. It is painted out of a later shot at the same location. See more »


Sonny Burns: So this is where you go into the church and ask for directions to the whore house.
Casselman Gunner: No, this is where you go into the church and ask for directions to the whore house.
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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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Excellent story and acting, not for kiddies
5 September 2005 | by 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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