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Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 10 October 1986 (USA)
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Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.

Director:

Francis Ford Coppola (as Francis Coppola)
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathleen Turner ... Peggy Sue
Nicolas Cage ... Charlie Bodell
Barry Miller ... Richard Norvik
Catherine Hicks ... Carol Heath
Joan Allen ... Maddy Nagle
Kevin J. O'Connor ... Michael Fitzsimmons
Jim Carrey ... Walter Getz
Lisa Jane Persky ... Delores Dodge
Lucinda Jenney ... Rosalie Testa
Wil Shriner ... Arthur Nagle
Barbara Harris ... Evelyn Kelcher
Don Murray ... Jack Kelcher
Sofia Coppola ... Nancy Kelcher
Maureen O'Sullivan ... Elizabeth Alvorg
Leon Ames ... Barney Alvorg
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Storyline

A 43-year-old mother and housewife who's facing divorce is thrust back in time when she attends her high-school reunion. Given the chance to change the course of her life, she finds herself making many of the same choices. Written by K. Rose <rcs@texas.net>

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Knowing what you know now, what would you do differently? See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Peggy Sue, su pasado la espera See more »

Filming Locations:

Cloverdale, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,942,408, 13 October 1986, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$41,382,841
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The film takes place in 1985 and 1960. See more »

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The Bose speakers at the "teen make-out dance party" didn't exist in 1960. Bose Corporation was founded in 1964. The distinctively shaped Bose 901 "Direct/Reflecting" speakers on shelves on the wall (above Charlie and his singing group) first appeared in 1968. See more »

Quotes

Peggy Sue: Then you think time travel is possible for people?
Richard Norvik: Yes. It's absolutely possible for people, for dogs, for cancan girls.
Peggy Sue: Oh, then I'm not crazy.
Richard Norvik: Well, I really don't know if you're crazy. I know most people think I am.
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Soundtracks

He Don't Love You
(uncredited)
Written by Curtis Mayfield, Calvin Carter and Jerry Butler
Performed by Nicolas Cage with Pride & Joy
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One of my favorite movies of all time!
6 February 2003 | by chrisuabSee all my reviews

This movie is definitely in my top ten. One reason is Kathleen Turner's acting. She does a wonderful job throughout the movie, even though she may look older than a teenager when she goes back in time. (However, have you noticed how teenagers in high school through the years look younger and younger? My mom's high school yearbook appears to be filled with 30 year olds.) Another reason I love the movie is that it makes my brain ponder on what I would do if I could go back to high school. Peggy revisiting her young mother, seeing her baby sister, and being able to see her grandparents again one last time is just a beautiful thing in itself. I guess I just like reminiscing about my childhood, which is probably why I like this movie. (Even though I'm a child of the 80's.) Very few things bother me in this movie. And no, it's not Nicolas Cage's accent! That didn't bother me that much. :) It was the fact that Peggy's son Scott is not seen in the movie, but is mentioned several times by Peggy and a character for Scott Bodell is in the credits at the end of the movie. Also, at the reunion, Rosalee, the girl in the wheelchair responsible for inviting people to the reunion and close friend of Peggy's, is also not seen in the time travel back scenes. I wish the DVD had some deleted scenes that may explain these disappearances. But to end this review on a good note, the soundtrack was superb as well! The music is just beautiful and is one of my favorite movie scores to date. Way to go John Barry! I recommend this to anyone who thinks about going to a high school reunion or wishes they could go back in time to do some things differently.


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