Going All the Way

Synopsis: After returning home from the Korean War, two young men search for love and fulfillment in middle America.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Mark Pellington
Production: Gramercy Pictures
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min

Come on.

Oh, I almost forgot.

We have a surprise for you.

What's the surprise?

Well, it's not a surprise

if I tell you.

Come on1

Surprise! Ha ha!


There she is!

Welcome home!

Give your best girl a kiss.


Got you a little treat,


Sweet dreams.

F*ck you, God.

Come here, Sonny.

Come on, Sonny,

take my picture.

Come here, you war hero.

Come here...

Mmm... tastes good.

Well, I think

he'd feel better...

if he got up

before noon.

He deserves a rest...

after fighting for his country

for 2 long years.

He's been home 3 days,

and he hasn't been out of

the house.



Good morning to you

We're all

in our places

With bright,

shiny faces

For this

is the way

To start

a new day

I heard Eli Lily's looking

for young men.

They have a wonderful

retirement plan.

Life is just

a mountain railway

From the cradle

to the grave

Have you thought about

life insurance, son?

Oh, look who's here!

Hi, everybody!

Oh! Look at that cake!

Oh, she is some girl...

Kind of girl

you wanna marry.

Wanna go for a swim?

It'll do you good, son.

You do look

a little pale.

How's your pie?


Hey! Hi! Absolutely.

Where should I meet you?

In the red key?

Great. Yeah. Bye.

I don't see it

that way, you know?

To me, all those years,

it's like, wasted.

All that time, it just seems like

it was flushed away...

jockin' around and acting like

I knew it all...

and being a big rod and...

I must've seemed

like a real asshole.

Oh, you know...

That's all right.

Hell, I get to thinking how

I was back then...

It's embarrassing,

you know what I mean?

Really, there were a lot of times when

I felt like, myself...

Lock up the women and children!


Hey, you old cocksman!

You old jocks can still

hit the ball, huh?

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Dan Wakefield

Dan Wakefield (born 1932) is an American novelist, journalist and screenwriter.His best-selling novels Going All The Way (1970) and Starting Over (1973) were made into feature films. He wrote the screenplay of Going All The Way, which starred Ben Affleck, Rachel Weisz and Rose McGowan.He created the NBC prime time television series “James at 15” (1977–78) and served as story editor of the series (1977). His other notable works include Island in the City: The World of Spanish Harlem, (1959) a pioneering journalistic account of a Puerto Rican neighborhood in New York, and the memoir New York in the Fifties, (2001) produced as a documentary film by Betsy Blankenbaker. His memoir Returning: A Spiritual Journey (1988) was called by Bill Moyers “one of the most important memoirs of the spirit I have ever read.” He edited and wrote the Introduction to Kurt Vonnegut Letters (2012.) Wakefield received The Bernard DeVoto Fellowship at The Bread Loaf Writer Conference in 1958, a Nieman Fellowship in Journalism (1963–64) and a Rockefeller Grant in Writing, 1968. Wakefield retired as Writer in Residence at Florida International University (1995-2009) where he received The Faculty Award for Mentorship. He moved back to his hometown of Indianapolis in 2011. more…

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