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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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John Lordan ...
Elwood Burns
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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 ...
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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Rated R for strong sexuality | See all certifications »

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19 September 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Când mergi pâna la capat  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,000, 21 September 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$86,175, 12 October 1997
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Ben Affleck and Amy Locane appeared in School Ties (1992). See more »

Goofs

Although set in the early 1950s, just after the Korean War, the U.S. flags in the movie have 50 stars at a time when the United States had only 48 states. In addition, the large U.S. flag displayed against the wall at the dance was backward, with the field of stars on the flag's own left. See more »

Quotes

Sonny Burns: I don't believe in God. I don't even like the guy.
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Gonna Hoot And Holler Saturday Night
Performed by Willis Jackson
Courtesy of Delmark Records
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Underated Essential Film
3 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

Going All the Way is a great film, well, at least it was for me. For anyone who is aware of the sexual repression and confusion that can come from parents and religion should see this film. It moves slow at times, but this is more of an artistic film than a comedy so that is understandable. The underlying themes of escaping what you realize has been holding you back, searching for a point in life, and questioning one's beliefs makes this film an immidiate favorite of mine. If you're looking for a movie with typical Ben Affleck, see Dogma. If you're searching for something with some depth that is up for some interpretation, see Going All the Way.

Additionally, if you have seen this already and enjoyed it, I also reccomend The Virgin Suicides.


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