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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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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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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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Did You Know?


There are Buddy Holly song titles as a part of several characters' dialog throughout the movie. One example is when Nicolas Cage says, "Oh boy". See more »


When Charlie and Peggy leave Peggy's house in Charlie's 1958 Chevy, there isn't a review mirror inside the car. Later, when they arrive at school, there is. See more »


[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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Referenced in South Park: Fantastic Easter Special (2007) See more »


Just Because
Written and performed by Lloyd Price
Courtesy of MCA Records
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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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