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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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10 October 1986 (USA)  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$41,382,841 (USA)
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Nicolas Cage based his character's voice on Pokey of The Gumby Show (1957). Francis Ford Coppola and the producers hated the voice and Cage was nearly fired. But Cage managed to convince Coppola he was making a good choice. See more »

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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 »

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Peggy Sue: Then you think time travel is possible for people?
Richard Norvik: Yes. It's absolutely possible for people, for dogs, for cancan girls.
Peggy Sue: Oh, then I'm not crazy.
Richard Norvik: Well, I really don't know if you're crazy. I know most people think I am.
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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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