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A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)

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

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Mathilda McCann - Age 10
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Mathilda McCann - Age 5
Alaina Mobley ...
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Joe the Bartender
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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>

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

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Drama | Comedy

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

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$3,428,774 (USA)
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Loosely based on the 1861 novel Silas Marner by George Eliot. See more »

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

Quotes

Michael McCann: When you turn a gift away from your door, it goes to the one who takes it in.
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Version of Silas Marner (1911) See more »

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Louie, Louie
Written by Richard Berry
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A Wonderful Touching Movie
10 July 2001 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of the best that Steve Martin has done. The only people who wouldn't like this movie would have to be fans of Martin from The Jerk and The Man With Two Brains, neither of which movie I enjoy in the slightest. Thank the heavens that Mr. Martin broke out of his stereotype, and showed us he can REALLY act. Coming a long way from his thankfully bygone days as the Jerk, Martin shows us his tender side, in a touching portrayal of a bitter hermit saved by the love of an orphan child. While it was not the laugh a minute comedy I was mislead to expect by the promotions for this movie, I still enjoyed every moment of it. Warm, sad, happy, and wistfully funny, it's a movie that can be watched many times and not lose its magic. And the Austin sisters who portray Mathilda at 5 and 11 are absolutely wonderful, and are a perfect fit with Martin.


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