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No Looking Back (1998)

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Claudia
... Guy in Diner #1
Mark Schulte ... Guy in Diner #2
... Charlie
... Mrs. Ryan
... Teresa
... Michael
... Goldie
... Missy
Ellen McElduff ... Waitress
... Kelly
... Claudia's Mom
... Alice
... 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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How can you not fit in... in your own hometown? See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Gramercy Pictures

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27 March 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Long Time, Nothing New  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,003, 29 March 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$143,273, 12 April 1998
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goldie: [about Charlie being back in town] I'll go by his house tomorrow morning after work. I'll go see him. Mike, you come by with me.
Michael: Look fine, you want me to tell him, I'll tell him, alright? You happy now you little pain-in-the-ass
[playfully throws a fake punch]
Goldie: I just think it's the right thing.
Michael: Congratulations, Huck Finn!
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I'm A Big Girl Now
Written and performed by Patti Scialfa
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This movie might not be perfect, but I'm sure Ed will make one one day
11 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is the second movie I saw, written and directed by Edward Burns. The first I saw was "Sidewalks of New York" and I really enjoyed watching that movie. "No Looking Back" was unfortunately not as good as "Sidewalks of New York", but I still enjoyed watching the movie. The acting was good and I specially enjoyed Jon Bon Jovi, he was great. But I have one little remark: maybe Ed and Jon should have switched parts because Jon has more the look to play the rebel instead of Ed. But that's just a little remark.

I highly enjoy Ed Burns' movies. He is capable of making the perfect indies and I think he definitely have to continue making these kind of movies. His style is perfect and the way he tries to tell these stories is perfect as well! Keep up the good work, Ed! I'm really looking forward to see some of your other work!

7/10


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