A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Comedy  |  2 September 1994 (USA)
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His life was emotionally closed off from the world, until an orphaned baby showed up at his house.



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Callie Mobley ...
Victoria Evans ...
Elizabeth Evans ...
Bryce (as Michael des Barres)
Joe the Bartender


Michael McCann is a man who feels totally betrayed by the world, after his wife revealed to him that their child was not his. A few years after his break-up we find him living alone in a small town. But, everything in his miserable life changes when he adopts a little girl whose mother died outside his house. After several years, the real father returns to claim the girl from Michael, thinking that she will be an advantage for his political career. Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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A twist of fate brought them something wonderful... Each other!


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Also Known As:

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$3,428,774 (USA)

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Another Great Steve Martin Film
28 December 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Steve Martin wrote, directed and starred in this film. And he did a great job! A heartwarming film about an adopted child, her adopted father, and some very unhappy rich people. Thank you very much Mr Martin

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