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No Looking Back (1998)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  27 March 1998 (USA)
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Claudia has lived all her life in a small, seaside, blue-collar town, hanging out with the same group of friends since grade school. Now she's waiting tables in a greasy spoon to help ... See full summary »

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Claudia
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Guy in Diner #1
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Guy in Diner #2
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Charlie
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Mrs. Ryan
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Teresa
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Michael
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Goldie
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Missy
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Waitress
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Kelly
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Claudia's Mom
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Alice
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Tony the Pizza Guy
Leah Gray ...
Girl in Bar #1
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Claudia has lived all her life in a small, seaside, blue-collar town, hanging out with the same group of friends since grade school. Now she's waiting tables in a greasy spoon to help support her mother. After three years together, her live-in boyfriend, Michael, is eager to tie the knot. Their life together is comfortable and Michael loves her. But Claudia has dreams of life beyond her home town and is afraid that if she marries now, she'll never realize them. Claudia's sister Kelly lives with her mother and struggles with good humor to care for her fatherless baby. Their mother hasn't left the house since Claudia's dad walked out on the family six months ago. No one understands why Claudia sympathizes with her renegade father, like him, she has a wild, restless streak and longs for more. But she can't quite put her finger on what it is she wants. So when her old flame, Charlie, returns from out west, she begins to wonder... maybe he's the answer. Written by Eva Tauzer <eva@mte.hupe.hu>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Long Time, Nothing New  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$44,003 (USA) (27 March 1998)

Gross:

$143,273 (USA) (10 April 1998)
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During his commentary for The Brothers McMullen (1995), Edward Burns says that he and his fellow cast members have since nick-named this movie "No One Saw It." See more »

Goofs

When Charlie and Claudia are talking at the gas station, his hands switch positions back and forth between shots. See more »

Quotes

Kid: Hey, nice car.
Michael: Yeah, keep your hands off of it you scumbags.
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Written by Sheryl Crow
Performed by Sheryl Crow
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At last, a movie with believable characters!
17 June 2001 | by (Southampton, England) – See all my reviews

I cannot begin to explain just how REAL this film feels when you watch it. The characters seem to resemble people that all of us, at some stage or another, has met in our lives. How many people out there can say that they have never met a guy like Charlie or a big hearted guy like Mikey? Burns is proving himself as a writer and director, I hope he was proud of this piece. The script is believable and the scenery is exactly what most of us step out from our homes into! There is some great acting from Jon Bon Jovi, nice to see he's proving his critics wrong! This is a very moving and unforgettable movie, proving to me that mistakes make a man what he is.


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