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 ... ...
Son, you're at a turning point in your life.
Sonny: Then let me take the fucking turn myself!
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.
$20,000 (USA) (21 September 1997)
$86,175 (USA) (12 October 1997)