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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 <>

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10 October 1986 (USA)  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)


$41,382,841 (USA)

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In the scene Michael Fitzsimmons and Peggy Sue Kelcher are outside of the Donut Hole cafe, while the song "You Can't Sit Down" by Phil Upchurch was played on the jukebox. This song was originally recorded by the Dovells in 1963. See more »


Walter Getz: The best thing about being a dentist. Pure pharmaceutical grade. Couple of lines of this, I could drill my own teeth.
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Written by Curtis Mayfield, Calvin Carter and Jerry Butler
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"Oh, Ma...Chanel No.5 Always Makes Me Think Of Home" - Peggy Sue
11 August 2002 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

What a great movie! Originally intended for Debra Winger, but Kathleen Turner is wonderful as the title character Peggy Sue. It's a time-travel movie about a 42 year old woman who gets transported back in time to high school (circa early 1960's). Who wouldn't love an opportunity like that, not to mention being 18 again?? My favorite scene is when she walks back into her house, & sees her mom young again, while that beautiful music plays on the soundtrack. It's so touching & heartfelt. This movie has it all. Great acting, comedy, drama, fantasy, & a good story. Nicholas Cage can get annoying at times, but he felt this was the best way to portray his character (Charlie). He gets to "sing" in this movie too ("He Don't Love You"). Look for a very early performance by Jim Carrey. The cast also includes Helen Hunt & Catherine Hicks (the mom on the TV show "7th Heaven").

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