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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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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

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: 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 »

Soundtracks

Hard Luck Blues
Written and Performed by Roy Brown
Courtesy of King Records
by arrangement with Highland Music
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Shocking suicide scene...
30 December 1998 | by pjconsSee all my reviews

From what I thought was a pretty average film came the most shocking scene I've ever seen in a movie (pardon the pun).

Gunner takes out the hot chick-E-babe and Sonny gets her even hotter friend. Sonny gets all liquored up and is sooooo p***** he can't even get it up and ruins the "chance of a life time".

Well I'm told I'm not allowed to tell the rest but even if you watch the movie for this one scene, it's worth the wait. I wasn't enjoying the movie too much until this changed the tone of the movie. VERY thought provoking.

Apart from that the movie is basically: High School sports jock (Gunner) fights with nympho mum over Jewish girlfriend and loser High School photographer (Sonny) meets Gunner on train back from "war" to shock church-going parents, lose high school sweet heart and chase Gunner to New York.

Considering Rachel Weitz was in it I thought it would be better.


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