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No Looking Back (1998)

R  |   |  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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Cast

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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
Ellen McElduff ...
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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Storyline

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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The past is always closer than you think. See more »

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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

Mrs. Ryan: Listen, I'm not gonna stand for any of your bullshit this time, Charles. The last three years have been very peaceful here without you, so you act like an adult or you're out on your ass, understand?
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Rumble Doll
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Wow - Brilliant
24 January 1999 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

I am intrigued by the mixed emotions this movie brings. I think it was as close to perfect as a film can get. Burns cut his teeth with two excellent movies, but this movie is almost too good, too soon. The acting, writing, scenery, emotions, and pace were synergistic.

Lauren Holly should be so proud of her performance. To me it was the best performance I have seen by any actor - male or female - in a long time. Watch her eyes and her body language.

If you're looking to be entertained this may not be for you. If you love the art of real characters and real dialogue, you should like this film. I was blown away.

Great job Ed!!! It's hard to do it better than this one.


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