MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,458 this week

A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)

 -  Drama | Comedy  -  2 September 1994 (USA)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 3,709 users  
Reviews: 37 user | 10 critic

His life was emotionally closed off from the world, until an orphaned baby showed up at his house.

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 04 Feb 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 05 Oct 2011
 
a list of 46 titles
created 29 Jun 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 22 Oct 2012
 
a list of 41 titles
created 11 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)

A Simple Twist of Fate (1994) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Simple Twist of Fate.
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Leap of Faith (1992)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Fake faith healer Jonas Nightingale is stranded in a small town where he finds he can't fool all of the people all of the time.

Director: Richard Pearce
Stars: Steve Martin, Debra Winger, Lolita Davidovich
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy follows the adventures of a couple, Henry and Nancy Clark, vexed by misfortune while in New York City for a job interview.

Director: Sam Weisman
Stars: Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, John Cleese
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A writer for a greeting card company learns the true meaning of loneliness when he comes home to find his girlfriend in bed with another man.

Director: Arthur Hiller
Stars: Steve Martin, Charles Grodin, Judith Ivey
HouseSitter (1992)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Con artist Gwen moves into Newton's empty house without his knowledge, and begins setting up house posing as his new wife.

Director: Frank Oz
Stars: Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, Dana Delany
Mixed Nuts (1994)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The events focus around a crisis hotline business on one crazy night during the Christmas holidays.

Director: Nora Ephron
Stars: Steve Martin, Madeline Kahn, Robert Klein
L.A. Story (1991)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles.

Director: Mick Jackson
Stars: Steve Martin, Victoria Tennant, Richard E. Grant
My Blue Heaven I (1990)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An all too uptight FBI agent must protect a larger than life mobster with a heart of gold, currently under witness protection in the suburbs.

Director: Herbert Ross
Stars: Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, Joan Cusack
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Around 1940, New Yorker staff writer Joe Mitchell meets Joe Gould, a Greenwich Village character who cadges meals, drinks, and contributions to the Joe Gould Fund and who is writing a ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Tucci
Stars: Ian Holm, Stanley Tucci, Hope Davis
Sgt. Bilko (1996)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

This movie is a remake of the hit series which starred, Phil Silvers as Sgt. Bilko. In this movie, Bilko runs the motor pool and has all sorts of scams going on like gambling, renting out ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Lynn
Stars: Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Phil Hartman
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Joe Mulholland, Head of Production at a Hollywood studio, makes a rather fool-hardy promise to a dying friend. He undertakes to make a major movie using the title - if not the content - of ... See full summary »

Director: William Asher
Stars: Walter Matthau, Charles Grodin, Vincent Gardenia
All of Me (1984)
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A dying millionnaire has her soul transferred into a younger, willing woman. But something goes wrong, and she finds herself in her lawyer's body - together with the lawyer.

Director: Carl Reiner
Stars: Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Victoria Tennant
Novocaine (2001)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him into prescribing her drugs.

Director: David Atkins
Stars: Steve Martin, Helena Bonham Carter, Chelcie Ross
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
April Simon
...
Alyssa Austin ...
Alaina Mobley ...
Callie Mobley ...
Victoria Evans ...
Elizabeth Evans ...
...
Byron Jennings ...
Keating
...
Bryce (as Michael des Barres)
...
Rob
...
Joe the Bartender
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

girl | gold | secret | miser | baby | See All (65) »

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a drug-related situation | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 September 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A sors kegyeltje  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$3,428,774 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

A potentially real (not 555 prefix) phone number with area code 910 was given in the movie. Not long after the movie was made, this area code was established for then central, now southeastern North Carolina. See more »

Goofs

The shadow of a boom mic is visible above Mathilda's mom, when Mathilda begins to cry. See more »

Quotes

Judge Marcus: All Rise!
Judge Marcus: To hell with that, let's go!
See more »

Connections

Version of Silas Marner (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Arbeau "The Horses Branle"
Arranged by Mark McKenzie
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Based on the George Eliot Novel, Silas Marner but better
30 October 2001 | by (cambridge) – See all my reviews

I recently read the novel 'Silas Marner' whilst on holiday having heard that A Simple Twist... was a reworking of the book. I have to say that the book was good but in this instance the film was better.

Steve Martin has that hang dog look anyway and his visual expressionism is superb. The warmth and feeling that come across in the film is truly moving whilst Byrne playing the cold hearted millionaire stops it from becoming mushy. I would certainly recommend viewing of this film.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Silas Martin? freakofnurture
Didn't see the beginning - can anyone explain it for me? film127
Song - Tanny's Car Crash mirandaags
Mathilda's Birth Mother lilithaensland
Ctomvelu's Review : George Eliot/Thomas Hardy jblk
Steve Martin Film Updates gakabler
Discuss A Simple Twist of Fate (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?