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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 »

Director:

Edward Burns

Writer:

Edward Burns
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren Holly ... Claudia
Kevin Heffernan ... Guy in Diner #1
Mark Schulte Mark Schulte ... Guy in Diner #2
Edward Burns ... Charlie
Kathleen Doyle ... Mrs. Ryan
Jennifer Esposito ... Teresa
Jon Bon Jovi ... Michael
Nick Sandow ... Goldie
Welker White ... Missy
Ellen McElduff ... Waitress
Connie Britton ... Kelly
Blythe Danner ... Claudia's Mom
Kaili Vernoff ... Alice
John Ventimiglia ... Tony the Pizza Guy
Leah Gray 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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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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

At the Laundromat, the clothes change position and order between shots, and the beer disappears. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Ryan: Whatever happened to all that stuff you said you were gonna do? Remember what I used to call you? Cloud-ia? 'Cause you always had your head in the clouds, always talking about getting outta here, seeing some of the world... I mean, what happened to that girl?
Claudia: I was eighteen years old and I grew up, that's what happened.
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Lost Souls
Written and performed by Pete Yorn
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This movie might not be perfect, but I'm sure Ed will make one one day
11 August 2005 | by Travis_Bickle01See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Long Time, Nothing New See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,003, 29 March 1998

Gross USA:

$222,099

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$222,099
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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