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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.

Director:

Mark Pellington

Writers:

Dan Wakefield (novel), Dan Wakefield (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Davies ... Sonny Burns
Ben Affleck ... Gunner Casselman
Amy Locane ... Buddy Porter
Rose McGowan ... Gale Ann Thayer
Rachel Weisz ... Marty Pilcher
John Lordan John Lordan ... Elwood Burns
Robert Swan ... Luke (as Bob Swan)
Jill Clayburgh ... Alma Burns
Lesley Ann Warren ... Nina Casselman
Richard Gaeckle Richard Gaeckle ... Conductor / Ticket Taker
Teri Beitel Teri Beitel ... Beautiful Young Girl
Everett Greene Everett Greene ... Waiter
Jerry Panatieri Jerry Panatieri ... Religious Man
Jeff Buelterman Jeff Buelterman ... Blow Mahoney
Nick Offerman ... Wilks
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Storyline

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

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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Când mergi pâna la capat See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

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

Quotes

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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Connections

References The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) See more »

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Farther Along
Performed by Burroughs Family
Courtesy of Memphibian Records
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a modest success
15 January 1999 | by donnuyenSee all my reviews

i enjoyed this on a personal level. it is the story of sonny, a introverted and nervous photographer, and gunner, a inquisitive jock type. Both seem to want what the other has, but i wouldn't call it symbiotic because they genuinely enjoy each other's company. It is set in a sort of catcher in the rye(which i never liked because it didn't have a real purpose) sort of tone, of alienation and trying to find yourself when youre a middle class white bread kid in the constricted 50's. The only thing i found to dislike was the MTV style directing, which was overused (but still managed to capture a tone for the most part). I would suggest this.


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