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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Kevin Bleyer ...
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Doris Hugo Drewien ...
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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 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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Drama | Romance

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8 November 1985 (USA)  »

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Kisses at 50  »

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$8,402,424
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The baseball game that Harry (Gene Hackman) was watching on his 50th birthday was played on June 20, 1984, suggesting that Harry was born June 20, 1934. 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 »

Quotes

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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Features The Price Is Right (1972) See more »

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Written by Alan Freed (uncredited) and Harvey Fuqua (uncredited)
Performed by The McGuire Sisters
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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Well acted but ridiculously predictable
2 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

Harry MacKenzie (Gene Hackman) leaves wife Kate (Ellen Burstyn) for waitress Audrey Minelli (Ann-Margret). This causes huge complications with his adult children Sunny (Amy Madigan) and Helen (Ally Sheedy). Stephen Lang and Brian Dennehy throw in strong supporting performances.

This is well made and everything...but this has been done to death before and this adds nothing new. Aside from some swearing (the R rating for this is not deserved) this plays like a made for TV movie. I knew what was coming constantly all through the movie and quickly tired of it. It doesn't even have a conclusion! It just sort of stops. (One of my friends said, "I can't say if I like it or not until I see the end!") All the acting was great--especially Burstyn, Ann-Margret and Madigan (she was Oscar nominated for this one) but all the great acting in the world can't overcome the predictable storyline. If you're a sucker for Lifetime movies or predictable family dramas this is right up your alley. This came and went quickly in 1985 and is now (rightfully) forgotten. I believe Ann-Margret was asked about this a few years back in an interview and she couldn't remember doing it! That should tell you something. I give it a 6.


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