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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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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 »

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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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Twice In A Lifetime
Written and Performed by Paul McCartney
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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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