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Peggy Sue Got Married -- Peggy Sue faints at a Highschool reunion. When she wakes up she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.

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Writers:
Jerry Leichtling (written by) &
Arlene Sarner (written by)
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Release Date:
10 October 1986 (USA) See more »
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...or will she? See more »
Plot:
Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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The Wizard of Oz in Sonoma County, California See more (91 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kathleen Turner ... Peggy Sue

Nicolas Cage ... Charlie Bodell
Barry Miller ... Richard Norvik

Catherine Hicks ... Carol Heath

Joan Allen ... Maddy Nagle

Kevin J. O'Connor ... Michael Fitzsimmons

Jim Carrey ... Walter Getz

Lisa Jane Persky ... Delores Dodge

Lucinda Jenney ... Rosalie Testa

Wil Shriner ... Arthur Nagle

Barbara Harris ... Evelyn Kelcher
Don Murray ... Jack Kelcher

Sofia Coppola ... Nancy Kelcher

Maureen O'Sullivan ... Elizabeth Alvorg

Leon Ames ... Barney Alvorg
Randy Bourne ... Scott Bodell

Helen Hunt ... Beth Bodell

Don Stark ... Doug Snell
Marshall Crenshaw ... Reunion Band
Chris Donato ... Reunion Band
Robert Crenshaw ... Reunion Band
Tom Teeley ... Reunion Band
Graham Maby ... Reunion Band
Ken Grantham ... Mr. Snelgrove
Ginger Taylor ... Janet
Sigrid Wurschmidt ... Sharon

Glenn Withrow ... Terry

Harry Basil ... Leon

John Carradine ... Leo

Sachi Parker ... Lisa
Vivien Straus ... Sandy
Morgan Upton ... Mr. Gilfond
Lewis Leibovich ... Dr. Daly (as Dr. Lewis Leibovich)
Bill Bonham ... Drunk
Joe Lerer ... Drunk Creep
Martin Scott ... The Four-Mations
Marcus Scott ... The Four-Mations
Carl Lockett ... The Four-Mations
Tony Saunders ... The Four-Mations
Vincent Lars ... The Four-Mations
Larry E. Vann ... The Four-Mations
Lawrence Menkin ... Elderly Gentleman

Daniel R. Suhart ... Chinese Waiter (as Dan Suhart)
Leslie Hilsinger ... Majorette
Al Nalbandian ... Lodge Member
Dan Leegant ... Lodge Member
Ron Cook ... Lodge Member
Mary Leichtling ... Reunion Receptionist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Harrod Blank ... Dancer (uncredited)
Cynthia Brian ... Reunion Woman #2 (uncredited)
Michael X. Martin ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Francis Ford Coppola  (as Francis Coppola)
 
Writing credits
Jerry Leichtling (written by) &
Arlene Sarner (written by)

Produced by
Paul R. Gurian .... producer
Barrie M. Osborne .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
John Barry 
 
Cinematography by
Jordan Cronenweth (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Barry Malkin 
 
Casting by
Pennie DuPont  (as Pennie du Pont)
 
Production Design by
Dean Tavoularis 
 
Art Direction by
Alex Tavoularis 
 
Set Decoration by
Marvin March 
 
Costume Design by
Theadora Van Runkle 
 
Makeup Department
Kathryn Blondell .... key hair stylist (as Kathryn L. Blondell)
E. Thomas Case .... key makeup artist
Candida Conery .... hair stylist
Frank Griffin .... makeup artist
Susan V. Kalinowski .... hair stylist (as Susan Kalinowski)
John Rizzo .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Kerry Orent .... post-production supervisor
Barrie M. Osborne .... unit production manager
Ted Zachary .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Doug Claybourne .... first assistant director (as Douglas Claybourne)
Carey Dietrich .... second second assistant director
Mark Radcliffe .... second assistant director (as Mark A. Radcliffe)
 
Art Department
Roger Dietz .... set artist
Gary Fettis .... assistant property master
Douglas E. Madison .... property master
James J. Murakami .... assistant art director (as James Murakami)
Paul Myerberg .... leadman
John J. Rutchland III .... construction foreman
John J. Rutchland Jr. .... construction coordinator (as John J. Rutchland)
John Lister .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Louis Bertini .... sound editor
Elisha Birnbaum .... foley artist
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (as Marko Costanzo)
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recording mixer
Carl Fischer .... boom operator
D.G. Fisher .... boom operator
Tom Fleischman .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Bryce Goodman .... production sound mixer
Thomas A. Gulino .... sound editor (as Thomas Gulino)
Darrell Hanzalik .... adr editor
Dorian Harris .... adr editor
Neil L. Kaufman .... sound editor (as Neil Kaufman)
Michael Kirchberger .... supervising sound editor
Bitty O'Sullivan-Smith .... sound editor
Ed Rak .... sound recording engineer
Ed Golya .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Rich Macar .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Lawrence J. Cavanaugh .... special effects coordinator (as Larry Cavanaugh)
 
Stunts
Steve Holladay .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Billy Beaird .... dolly grip (as Bill Beaird Jr.)
Jeff Cronenweth .... second assistant camera
Cary Griffith .... key grip
Gregg Guellow .... best boy
Jack Kirk .... electrical best boy
Gary Lewis .... lighting technician: Vari*Lite
Rick Martens .... gaffer
Jane O'Neal .... still photographer
Phil Radcliffe .... still photographer: reunion photos
Bing Sokolsky .... first assistant camera
John Toll .... camera operator
Jim Waits .... light operator: Vari*Lite
Bob E. Krattiger .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Ron Veto .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Aleta Chappelle .... local casting (as Aleta Wood-Chappelle)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Le Dawson .... costume supervisor: men
Betty M. Nowell .... costume supervisor: women
Ivette Silberman .... costumer
Mary Elizabeth Still .... costumer
Michael Voght .... costumer (as Michael J. Voght)
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Debra Bard .... assistant editor
Dennis Brookins .... negative cutter
John Gilroy .... apprentice editor
Kathleen Korth .... location assistant editor
 
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
George Craig .... music editor
Paul R. Gurian .... music producer
Jerry Leichtling .... music producer
John Merrill .... vocal coach
 
Transportation Department
James Davis .... transportation coordinator
Randy White .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Toni Basil .... special choreographer
Chrissy Bocchino .... choreographer: stage
Michael Crane .... laboratory consultant (as Michael Q. Crane)
Mary Jane Faris .... local location assistant
Wilma Garscadden-Gahret .... script supervisor
Murdo Laird .... technician: electronic cinema
Debbie Leonard .... assistant: Mr. Gurian
Ted Mackland .... technician: electronic cinema
Patricia Matlock .... production secretary
Eileen McGuire .... assistant accountant
Sam Mercer .... location manager
Ron Mooreland .... technician: electronic cinema
Anahid Nazarian .... librarian: Zoetrope
George Parra .... production assistant
Eric Rowlands .... provider: band equipment titles
Sara Ström .... assistant: Mr. Coppola
Daniel R. Suhart .... dialogue coach (as Dan Suhart)
Lisbeth Wynn-Owen .... production coordinator
Elizabeth Yanoska .... production accountant
Todd J. Adelman .... production medic (uncredited)
Susan Landau Finch .... acting coach (uncredited)
Gary Gutierrez .... title designer (uncredited)
Karen J. McCabe .... production assistant (uncredited)
Patrick Paul Mullane .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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103 min
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Trivia:
The quote "The young man leaned back in his chair. No bulls would die today ..." is from "The Sun Also Rises" by Ernest Hemingway.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Peggy faints at the reunion, Charlie is on her left side. In the next shot, Charlie is in the background, and Beth looks back at him. In the next shot, he is back at her left side.See more »
Quotes:
Evelyn Kelcher:What's the matter, have you and Charlie had a fight?
Peggy Sue:Yes.
Evelyn Kelcher:What about?
Peggy Sue:House payments.
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Soundtrack:
Shimmy Shimmy Ko Ko BopSee more »

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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
The Wizard of Oz in Sonoma County, California, 30 August 2007
Author: oowawa from California

Maybe I am a bit prejudiced about the greatness of this film; I grew up in Sonoma County, and the sight of Peggy Sue Kelcher standing on the senior steps at Santa Rosa High School (where I drop off my granddaughters every morning) gives me a great thrill. When I drop them off, I often say, "If you see Peggy Sue, tell her I said hello." And they respond--"We will, grandpa." (And they no doubt think: "What an old cornball.") What a beautiful school! And it still looks just the same as it did in the 80's (or the 60's, for that matter). The place seems to be in a time warp. In a certain sense, taking this movie to heart has mythologized my world. Francis Ford Coppola's talent for finding the perfect settings for his comic philosophic masterpiece is unerring throughout--even if he had to paint the streets in Petaluma purple just to get the exact effect that he wanted.

"Peggy Sue" would be very high on my all-time top 100 film list, if I had such a list. The film is not only funny and soulful, it also directly addresses what is perhaps life's central existential question: "If you had the opportunity to relive your life, making the same mistakes and suffering the same consequences, would you do it?" Remember, in making your decision, that your children's lives, and the loves and friendships you have experienced in your lifetime, are contingent upon your answer.

When you watch "Peggy Sue," notice how the film parallels "The Wizard of Oz." Like Dorothy, Peggy Sue goes 'over the rainbow' into a magical world. It is in fact the world of her own past, but everything has been enchanted and transformed by her adult point-of-view. The Wizard himself, who must contrive to return Peggy Sue back home, is Peggy Sue's kind old grandfather, with his wonderful bogus lodge magic. Her friends at the reunion have their counterparts in the "over the rainbow" world of the past, just as Dorothy's friends on the farm have their counterparts in Oz. When Peggy Sue awakens from her trip, her old stale world and her old disappointing husband appear in a new light. Like Dorothy, Peggy Sue awakens and learns that there is no place like home, and the time-worn cliché is suddenly vital and alive. Like Dorothy, she is once again back in "Kansas," but it is a Kansas in which the characters, and she herself, have assumed new depths of meaning. She is now ready to step into her fate--her new enriched life (and there are also nuances of "It's a Wonderful Life" in the film).

One last comment: nowadays, I cannot watch this "comedy" without tears in my eyes through pretty much the whole movie, and much of this effect is due to the masterful performance of Kathleen Turner as Peggy Sue. Turner is usually on the hysterical edge of breaking down, and her proximity to the precipice is a knot in my gut through the whole movie. It is a shame that she did not win the Best Actress award for this performance.

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