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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 ...
Mathilda McCann - Age 3
Callie Mobley ...
Mathilda McCann - Age 3
Victoria Evans ...
Mathilda McCann - Age 1
Elizabeth Evans ...
Mathilda McCann - Age 1
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Tanny Newland
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Keating
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Bryce (as Michael des Barres)
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Rob
David Dwyer ...
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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2 September 1994 (USA)  »

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$3,428,774
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Although Steve Martin and Laura Linney fight over the custody of a child in this film, both stars did not become first-time parents until much later in life, and well over 10 years after the release of this movie. Steve Martin became a father at 67 in 2012; Linney became a first-time mother at 49 in 2014. 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!
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Connections

Version of A Fair Exchange (1909) See more »

Soundtracks

Past Three O'Clock
Piano Arranged by Mark McKenzie
Performed by The Young Singers of Callanwolde Choir
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The funny thing is
15 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

It was only by a simple twist of fate that i saw this film, that twist being that there was nothing else worth watching on tv last night, and so i tuned in and watched this film, and really enjoyed it. Like so many people have commented, it is a nice change to see S M doing drama, i found that he added some very comical moments to the film (the weather ballon scene). This is a touching story that makes you happy. aaaawwwwwwwwww, sniff***sniff****


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