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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.


(as Francis Coppola)
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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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She awoke in the past with a chance to rebuild her future. See more »


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Release Date:

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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1.85 : 1
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The film made Siskel & Ebert 1986 Top Ten list. Gene Siskel placing the film at number 5 and Roger Ebert at number 9. See more »


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 »


Peggy Sue: We had one glorious night together, someday you'll remember and write about it.
Michael Fitzsimmons: Yeah, I can dig that. Bittersweet perfection. Dogs of lust on leashes of memory.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 27 September 1986 (1986) See more »


Teenager In Love
Written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
Performed by Dion DiMucci (as Dion) & The Belmonts
Courtesy of 3C Records
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A warm and underrated movie
20 April 2003 | by (Ljubljana, Slovenia) – See all my reviews

Kathleen Turner is great in this movie, she more or less pulls off her task and is very believable as the teenager who gets to relive and, to some point, change and correct her past. Francis Ford Coppola knows exactly where to draw the fine line between heart warming and pathetic and does so with great artistic knowledge and taste. This movie is filled with memorable quotes, like "No more jello for me, mom!" and is altogether very funny. Great performances from a pile of familiar faces, Nicholas Cage is irritating at first, but is likeable at the end. A great score, a great and heart warming story, solid acting and nostalgia make this movie more than worth a second viewing. 8/10

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