Going All the Way

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Going All the Way
Going All the Way (movie poster).jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Mark Pellington
Produced by Tom Gorai
Sigurjón Sighvatsson
Tom Rosenberg
Written by Dan Wakefield
Music by tomandandy
Cinematography Bobby Bukowski
Edited by Leo Trombetta
Distributed by Gramercy Pictures
Release date
September 19, 1997 (USA)
Running time
103 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $113,069

Going All the Way is a 1997 film directed by Mark Pellington. The film was written by Dan Wakefield, based on his 1970 novel. It won an award at the Sundance Film Festival.[1]


Two young men return home to Indiana after serving time in the Army during the Korean War and search for love and fulfillment in middle America.

Principal cast[edit]

Actor Role
Jeremy Davies Williard "Sonny" Burns
Ben Affleck Tom "Gunner" Casselman
Amy Locane Buddy Porter
Rachel Weisz Marty Pilcher
Rose McGowan Gale Ann Thayer
Jill Clayburgh Alma
Lesley Ann Warren Nina

Critical reception[edit]

Stephen Holden of The New York Times did not care for the film, especially Pellington's direction:

Roger Ebert of The Chicago Sun-Times gave the film 3 out of 4 stars:


  1. ^ Awards at imdb.com
  2. ^ Holden, Stephen (19 September 1997). "FILM REVIEW; Opposites Attract, Even if Repellent". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  3. ^ "Going All The Way :: rogerebert.com :: Reviews". Rogerebert.suntimes.com. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 

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