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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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Cast

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Audrey Minelli
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Kate MacKenzie
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Helen
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Keith
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Jerry
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Kevin Bleyer ...
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Millie
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Milos
Ralph Steadman ...
Mike
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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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Kisses at 50  »

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$5,674,938 (USA)
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Trivia

The paperback book that Ally Sheedy (Helen) is reading is One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel García Márquez. See more »

Goofs

Kate reluctantly agrees to have her ears pierced, but the actress (Ellen Burstyn) playing her already has prominent holes in her ear lobes. See more »

Quotes

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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Features All in the Family: Archie and the Computer (1973) See more »

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Smokin' Violin
Written by Gordon Terry (uncredited) and Royce G. Clark (uncredited)
Performed by Gordon Terry and The Tennessee Guitars
Courtesy of Plantation Records
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Quite an accomplishment
23 September 2005 | by (Mercer County, NJ) – See all my reviews

"Twice in a Lifetime" is one of only two films I have ever seen that is successful in showing lead characters who are both likable and unlikeable at different points in the movie...that is, showing the full range of what makes us "human." The other movie, by the way, was "Shoot the Moon," and I was surprised to see that someone else on this board also found similarities between the two.

I see some thought that Amy Madigan's "Sunny" character was too over-the-top, but I found her riveting and compelling. Others obviously did too, as I believe she was the most nominated actor/actress from this film.


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