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Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

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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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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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A film about love and life and the chance to change them both. See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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10 October 1986 (USA)  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$41,382,841 (USA)
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In this movie, Don Murray plays Helen Hunt's grandfather. In Quarterback Princess (1983), he portrays her father. See more »

Goofs

When Richard Norvick tells Peggy Sue to stand in front of a responding fire engine to see if she is dead, the fire truck is the correct style for the era, but the helmets that the firefighters are wearing are of modern fiberglass design with a salad bowl shape that didn't come into vogue until the 1980s when the movie was made. Fire helmets of the 1960s would have been of tin or leather construction with a more traditional shape. See more »

Quotes

[present-day Charlie has just begged for another chance with Peggy]
Peggy Sue: Charlie, I'd like to invite you over to your house this Sunday for dinner... with your kids.
[Charlie hesitates, unbelieving]
Peggy Sue: I'll make a strudel.
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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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