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Twice in a Lifetime (1985)

A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate.... See full summary »

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A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy barmaid--and, to his surprise, he finds that she is also very attracted to him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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8 November 1985 (USA)  »

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$5,674,938 (USA)
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The last movie ever screened on European satellite channel Premiere before it closed in July 1989. See more »

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When Gene Hackman and Brian Denehey's characters are giving Ann Ann Margret a bouquet, the bouquet goes from yellow flowers to white to yellow to white with changing film angles, also the bouquet goes in the wrapper then out, then in then out again. See more »

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Harry: It's been a long time since I haven't known for certain what a day had in store for me
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References Sink the Bismarck! (1960) See more »

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Twice In A Lifetime
Written and Performed by Paul McCartney
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Well-acted blue collar angst.
14 January 2002 | by (North Hemis) – See all my reviews

Gene Hackman plays a guy in midlife crisis: he's been married to boring Ellen Burstyn for like, forever, and he's just met hottie Ann-Margret in the local bar he frequents. What's a man to do?

This thin Colin Welland script (British screenwriter of the overrated CHARIOTS OF FIRE) is enlivened considerably by Hackman's convincing portrayal of a blue-collar Everyman who's mortgaged his life for work and family to the exclusion of any dreams for himself. The decidedly unmelodramatic arc of his life change and its consequences is relatively rare in American films and is more interesting for it. Look for newcomer Amy Madigan lighting up the screen as Hackman's PO'd but devoted daughter. A wistful Pat Metheny score and Nick McLean's cinematography of unglamorous Seattle locations -- back before it became America's trendiest city -- enhance the authentic feel. Bud Yorkin, Norman Lear's former producing partner, directs to good low-key effect. Worth a look for Hackman/Burstyn/Margret fans.


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