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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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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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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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When John Newland (Byrne) is outside in the stables talking to his wife Nancy, he is not wearing any neckwear. Yet in the next scene when they are inside, just before he confesses his secret to her wife, he sports a gray silk ascot tie. See more »

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Michael McCann: I was thinking I'd call her Mathilda
Mrs. Simon: I will give you the deed to my house not to call her that.
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Version of Silas Marner (1911) See more »

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Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major
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I feel that Steve Martin acted well in this movie as well as adapting it. I've heard people comment that Martin was not made for this role, however I've seen him do worse in his natural genre, i.e. The Man With Two Brains.

Watching the movie prompted me to read the book and it did not ruin the book. Maybe because the two stories are set in different era's, but I choose to believe that it is because Martin adapted the book nicely for the movie and that George Eliot wrote a good book. Viva la Steve!


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