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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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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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The poem quoted by Michael Fitzsimmons on the hill is 'When You Are Old' by William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) See more »

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Peggy's dad brings home a "new" Edsel, which is a 1958 model, in the April 1960 setting of the movie. There was a 1960 Edsel, but its production was phased out by Ford Motor Company in November 1959 after only 2,846 of the 1960 model were built. See more »

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Peggy Sue: We got married too young and ended up blaming each other for all the things we missed.
Carol Heath: So, he started having affairs and you started getting depressed.
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America (My Country, 'Tis of Thee)
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Lyrics by Samuel F. Smith
Music by Thesaurus Musicus
Performed by Kathleen Turner
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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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