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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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

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

Gross USA:

$86,175
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ben Affleck's character of "Gunner" was inspired by the life of Ted Steeg, who also appears in the movie as the Minister. Dan Wakefield, the film's screenwriter (and author of the adapted novel) also appears briefly in the film (as Farmer #2). Wakefield and Steeg were friends in Indiana, who later roomed together in New York City's Greenwich Village. Wakefield chronicles this halcyon period in his book, "New York in the Fifties", which was also made into a documentary in 2001. See more »

Goofs

In an early scene in the film, the RCA Dome (Home of the Colts) is clearly visible behind Union Station. It is painted out of a later shot at the same location. See more »

Quotes

Sonny Burns: I would like to... go to... bed with you.
Gail: To... take a nap?
Sonny Burns: To have sexual intercourse
Gail: All right...
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Soundtracks

Last Enemy / Taps
By Robert Farnon
Performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra and the BBC Choir
Courtesy of Alanna Records
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Underated Essential Film
3 March 2002 | by nonconformistx7See 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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