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Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 10 October 1986 (USA)
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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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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10 October 1986 (USA)  »

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Peggy Sue, su pasado la espera  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$41,382,841 (USA)
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Debra Winger was offered the role of Peggy Sue and was actually cast but a back injury from a bicycle accident forced her to withdraw from the film. See more »

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When Carol and Maddie are in Peggy's room asking about her date with Michael Fitzsimmons, the camera angle shows all three girls. Maddie says "Yeah, he's so cool and mysterious," but her mouth doesn't move. See more »

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[Peggy Sue is drunk]
Peggy Sue: I'm an adult. I want to have fun. I want to go to Liverpool and discover the Beatles.
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Referenced in Donnie Darko (2001) See more »

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Just A Dream
Written by Jimmy Clanton and Cosimo Matassa
Performed by Jimmy Clanton
Courtesy of Ace Records
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a classic - in the same mold as "Field of Dreams" and "Frequency"
25 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

I rented this film the other night when I knew I would be alone - that's just the way I have to watch this, alone - guess I'm not comfortable with people seeing me cry. I cried when it was in the theatres in 1986 and I've seen it maybe 10 times now - and it gets me each and every time, as if I were watching for the very first time! Sorry to drone on, but it has just the right touch - you've heard a lot of comparisons with "Back to the Future" - believe me, it isn't! If you liked the two movies I mentioned in my header, especially "Frequency" since it is about to be released on video

  • you will love this film!




Kathleen Turner was excellent - I have seen Debra Winger (originally scheduled to play the title role) in several films, including "Terms of Endearment" and though I respect her as an actress, she just couldn't have done this part justice. Nicolas Cage was great in his role - the whiny voice was a bit much - but it's hard to believe he was only 21 when this film was made. He plays a high school kid and a guy in his 40's equally well - he's always had a gift for that. Jim Carrey - then mostly unknown - displays some of the physical slapstick routines that would later earn him praise and renown. Then there's Joan Allen - as I saw this movie for the first time, I thought how much she resembled former first lady Pat Nixon in her earlier years - and sure enough, that's who she played in Oliver Stone's "Nixon". Helen Hunt portrays Kathleen Turner and Nicolas Cage's daughter - ironic, since she is older than Cage! It was one of her beginning roles as well.

Without a doubt, the scenes with Peggy Sue and her grandparents are the most touching in the whole film. Think about it - if you had the chance to see someone again who had died long before, what would you say to them? What would you do? This wonderful film gives us the chance to find out.

Will "Peggy Sue Got Married" ever be available on videocassette for home purchase again? I hate to have to rent it each time I want to see it!


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