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Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 10 October 1986 (USA)
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Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.


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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosalie Testa
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Elizabeth Alvorg


A 43-year-old mother and housewife who's facing divorce is thrust back in time when she attends her high-school reunion. Given the chance to change the course of her life, she finds herself making many of the same choices. Written by K. Rose <rcs@texas.net>

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Release Date:

10 October 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Peggy Sue, su pasado la espera  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)


$41,382,841 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was Leon Ames's final film before his death on October 12, 1993 at the age of 91. See more »


At the beginning of "dream" part of the movie, Charlie's hair is a very light blond. Toward the middle of the movie, it's noticeably darker. At the end, it's light blond again. See more »


Peggy Sue: Grandpa, if you had a chance to go back and do it all differently, what would you have changed?
Barney Alvorg: Well, I would have taken better care of my teeth.
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Referenced in The Story of the Swimmer (2014) See more »


I Wonder Why
Written by Maxwell Anderson and Ricardo Weeks
Performed by Dion DiMucci (as Dion) & The Belmonts
Courtesy of 3C Records
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Comfortable as an old shoe...
18 September 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is definitely on my Top 20 list of all time favorite movies. Whenever I come across it while channel surfing, I end up watching it again-and I hate watching movies that are edited for TV!

As others have pointed out, it showcases so many talented actors. Joan Allen is great here, as is Catherine Hicks. And the amazing Barbara Harris, whom I adore for her work on the stage, is excellent and dead-on as Peggy's mother. Jim Carrey is here as well and surprise, he's overacting in most of his scenes! While I've never completely figured out why Nicholas Cage was encouraged to employ the weird-ass voice that he did, his performance winds up being very likeable. Barry Miller is also great as Richard.

The premise is cool. Who among us wouldn't want to have such and opportunity (OK, maybe not the passing out in public part)? As a person that grew up in the 60s, I'd love to return and see some of the sights and sounds that filled my innocent, pre-Internet world. And the scene when Peggy hears her Grandmother's voice on the phone makes me cry every time.

I likey!

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