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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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Edward Burns

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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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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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Trivia

Jennifer Esposito and Lauren Holly end up having roles on NCIS as series regulars See more »

Goofs

At the Laundromat, the clothes change position and order between shots, and the beer disappears. 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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Soundtracks

Long Time Nothing New
Written and performed by Pete Yorn
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Great Soundtrack
3 November 2005 | by mart-tacheletSee all my reviews

I watched this movie just recently (had video-recorded it from the TV). Very solid performances of all the actors and I was pleasantly surprised by Jon Bon Jovi. In my view, Edward Burns has given us better performances than this one, although no complaints. Blythe Danner, even though her role is short, is intense and completely into it as always. The setting, a small coastal town, was great and perfectly reflected the mood of the entire movie. As to the soundtrack: superb! But where can I get a hold of it?! The recording I have did not show the credits all the way to the end and I would especially like to know which female singer performs at least two of the songs. Springsteen is, of course, recognizable.


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