Going Back (film)

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Going Back
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Directed by Ron Teachworth
Produced by Ron Teachworth
Jill Teachworth
Written by Ron Teachworth
Starring Bruce Campbell
Christopher Howe
Perry Mallette
Susan Waderlow Yamasaki
Music by Denny Brown
Cinematography John Prusak
Edited by Christa Kindt
Wayne Wahrman
R S T Productions
Distributed by Bifrost Distribution (DVD)
Release dates
  • 1984 (1984)
Running time
79 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Going Back is a 1983 American independent drama film written and directed by Ron Teachworth and starring Bruce Campbell and Christopher Howe. It was Campbell's second feature film, produced shortly after The Evil Dead.

The film had been extremely rare to acquire for a number of years, due to contract disputes between the director, producer, and the bankrupt original distributor. It was finally re-released on DVD in October 2006. The DVD release features an additional audio commentary track by Campbell, director Teachworth and cinematographer John Prusak.


In 1964, two high school friends, Brice (Bruce Campbell) and Cleveland (Christopher Howe), leave their suburban neighborhood near Detroit, Michigan to hitch-hike their way to the countryside before going off to college. They are befriended by a lonely farmer, Jack Bodell (Perry Mallette), who offers them a place to stay. As days pass, Cleveland helps Jack around the farm and finds in him the father figure he lacks, while Brice falls in love with a local girl named Cindy (Susan Waderlow-Yamasaki). Four years later, Brice and Cleveland meet up in their senior year of college and decide to "go back" to Jack's farm, where they find much has changed in just a few years.


Actor Character
Bruce Campbell Brice Chapman
Christopher Howe Cleveland "Clee" Neal
Perry Mallette Jack Bodell
Susan Waderlow-Yamasaki Cindy
Vern Teachworth Cindy's Father


The movie was filmed in Cass City, Michigan, Rochester Hills, Michigan, and parts of Tennessee.

Several of the stories told in the movie by the Brice and Jack characters actually happened to director Ron Teachworth.

The character of the woman kissing his son Cleveland good-bye (at the beginning of the film) is the actor's real mother, Noralee Howe.


Going Back received mixed reviews from critics and audiences.[citation needed]

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