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Twice in a Lifetime (1985)

A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate.... See full summary »

Director:

Bud Yorkin

Writer:

Colin Welland
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Hackman ... Harry MacKenzie
Ann-Margret ... Audrey Minelli
Ellen Burstyn ... Kate MacKenzie
Amy Madigan ... Sunny
Ally Sheedy ... Helen
Stephen Lang ... Keith
Darrell Larson ... Jerry
Brian Dennehy ... Nick
Chris Parker ... Tim
Rachel Street Rachel Street ... Joanne
Kevin Bleyer ... Chris
Micole Mercurio ... Betty
Doris Hugo Drewien Doris Hugo Drewien ... Millie
Lee Corrigan ... Milos
Ralph Steadman Ralph Steadman ... Mike
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Storyline

A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the very sexy barmaid and, to his surprise, he finds that she is also very attracted to him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Coincidentally, director Bud Yorkin's own thirty-year marriage broke up during the making of the film. See more »

Goofs

When Gene Hackman and Brian Denehey's characters are giving Ann Ann Margret a bouquet, the bouquet goes from yellow flowers to white to yellow to white with changing film angles, also the bouquet goes in the wrapper then out, then in then out again. See more »

Quotes

Kate MacKenzie: I always thought that if my husband left me, I would just die. But he did, and I haven't.
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Connections

References Sink the Bismarck! (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Smokin' Violin
Written by Gordon Terry (uncredited) and Royce G. Clark (uncredited)
Performed by Gordon Terry and The Tennessee Guitars
Courtesy of Plantation Records
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You'll be sorry...
3 June 2003 | by RealScienceSee all my reviews

When the mopey Gene Hackman reaches the point where he has to choose between two whiny, irritating women-- his wife played by Ellen Burstyn, and his mistress played by Ann-Margaret-- you'll wish he'd just dump both of them and run away.

Add to this Amy Madigan's grating, one-note, Oscar-nominated (!) performance and you have a movie you'll want to turn off halfway through. My recommendation? Do it. Turn it off. There must be an kitchen-gadget infomercial on TV or SOMETHING better to watch.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kisses at 50 See more »

Filming Locations:

Snohomish, Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$8,402,424

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,402,424
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Bud Yorkin Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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