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A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)

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

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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 »

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John Newland: So, who did you vote for?
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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.


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