After a woman fervently wishes for another chance after a terrible tragedy, she is mysteriously granted one year of her life to be lived over.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephanie Powers
Barney Powers
Tracy Alexander
William Hawkins
John Forrest
Party Guest
Maureen Dowd
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Michael Dean
Cab Driver (as Pat Cupo)
Kim Terry ...
Woman #2 (as Kim Terry Costin)
Frank Coppola ...
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After a woman fervently wishes for another chance after a terrible tragedy, she is mysteriously granted one year of her life to be lived over.

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Release Date:

20 November 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ascenseur pour le passé  »

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Golden age movie actress Joan Leslie who appeared in an earlier remake of this story entitled Repeat Performance (1947) makes a cameo as a party guest. See more »


Remake of Repeat Performance (1947) See more »

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enjoyable fantasy
29 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I happen to like this movie very much. It was done in the '80s when beautiful clothes, beautiful people, and big budgets were the rage. The film, a remake of the 1947 "Repeat Performance" is about a woman (Connie Selleca) who gets her New Year's wish and is able to repeat the previous year. This gives her a chance to undo the horror of the previous one that ends with the shooting of her husband. I'm not giving anything away here - the shooting is the first frame.

Well, you know how these things go. Though events take a different route, the dominoes start falling and head toward disaster. The ending, however, is interesting.

The cast is attractive - Selleca, David Dukes, Gene Barry, Dina Merrill, Jere Burns, and Wendy Kilbourne. Joan Leslie, who starred in "Repeat Performance," plays a party guest.

A nice, relaxing watch.

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