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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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Rosalie Testa
Jack Kelcher
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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Knowing what you know now, what would you do differently? Peggy Sue is going back with the chance to change her destiny. See more »


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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?


When Peggy Sue's friends take her home after she faints at the blood drive, the car radio plays "Tequila". The radio station is KFRC San Francisco, which altered its live programming for the movie. See more »


When Peggy Sue wakes up in 1960, she is wearing the same dress from the reunion which has changed from silver lame' to pale blue taffeta. The dress is full-skirted with a revealing bodice. Yet no one questions why she is wearing a formal dress to school. See more »


Charlie Bodell: Well, what's the point of being a teenager if you can't dress weird?
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Referenced in Donnie Darko (2001) See more »


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"The girl's gone, let's play poker!"
9 November 2004 | by (TCM's Basement) – See all my reviews

I'm surprised by the number of people on here who don't like this movie. Like a few of the positive reviewers I'd have to say this is one of my favorite, "contemporary classics." The story is exquisite, who wouldn't want to go back to a time when things were a bit simpler and someone was there to take care of you and make you feel safe? Whenever I stumble upon it, I end up watching it. Too many scenes start the old water works for me.

Peggy seeing her little sister for the first time, going into her old bedroom, and hearing her grandmother's voice on the phone are all quite touching.

Call me crazy but I just love the moment where Charlie takes Peggy down into the basement and confronts her about what is going on. When he leaves, Peggy opens a music box, pulls out a cigarette and lights it.

Another special moment happens when Peggy smokes a joint and talks about what she'd like to be when she grows up, as she turns around and around under a starry sky.

This is quite a good movie, filled with many special performances and scenes along the way.

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