R | | Comedy, Drama
After returning home from the Korean War, two young men search for love and fulfillment in middle America.
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.
I would like to... go to... bed with you.
Gail: To... take a nap?
Sonny Burns: To have sexual intercourse
Gail: All right...
Set in 1954, the film opens with a 1957 hit song.
$20,796 21 September 1997