Do you hear the fuel pump run when the ignition is first turned to the on position without starting the car (it will sound like a buzzing that lasts approx. 2 secs when you hit the key)?
The reason I ask this is because it maybe the fuel pump or fuel pump relay. If you don't hear the buzz then I would start by checking the fuel pump fuse, then I would move onto the fuel pump relay these 2 things are by far the easier things to replace). If still no start then I would replace the fuel pump which is located in the gas tank. The problem with this replacement is the tank needs to be dropped and can be a pain (especially depending on the amount of fuel in the tank).
Just giving you other idea's to your problem if the fuel filter is not the cause!
edited in.....I see Dust. and James beat me too it!
[This message has been edited by camon (edited 11-28-2003).]