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Twice in a Lifetime (1985)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  23 October 1985 (USA)
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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.... See full summary »

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Kate MacKenzie
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Helen
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Darrell Larson ...
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Chris Parker ...
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Kevin Bleyer ...
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Milos
Ralph Steadman ...
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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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23 October 1985 (USA)  »

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$5,674,938 (USA)
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The paperback book that Ally Sheedy (Helen) is reading is One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel García Márquez. 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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Sunny: Hey Dad. This is Kate. Your wife.
Harry: I sure as hell know who my wife is.
Sunny: I sure as hell would like to know who this is.
Harry: That's Miss Minelli, if you must know and in case it's any of your business which it is not.
Sunny: Which I'm here to tell you it is.
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Something On Your Mind
Written by Mighty Joe Young (uncredited)
Performed by Mighty Joe Young
Courtesy of Ovation Records
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Forgotten 80's flick
1 May 2001 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent time filler about a suburban Seattle steel worker who's life seems happy on a technical level, but dead on a personal one and falls for a sexy barmaid at the local pub on his 50th birthday and leaves his family for her. There are no standard heroes or villains and each character is presented very convincingly. Gene Hackman is fine as always and Ellen Burstyn as his homely wife is reminiscent from her role in "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore", learning how to start over. Amy Madigan is outstanding as his hotheaded daughter who's husband is out of work and having to have their family live with her parents. What I really found interesting was the films portrayal of everyday life of a decent, ordinary family so rare in movies today.


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