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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.

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Francis Ford Coppola (as Francis Coppola)
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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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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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She awoke in the past with a chance to rebuild her future. 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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Throughout the film, the phrase "Why, I oughta . . . " always brings immediate laughter from everyone. It was originally a catchphrase of Moe Howard's character from his shorts with The Three Stooges. See more »

Goofs

When Peggy gets into car after returning to 1960. The radio announcer identifies the song as Tequlia. This was not released until 1963 by the Ventures. See more »

Quotes

Maddy Nagle: That Michael Fitzsimmons just doesn't look like the barbeque type!
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Teenager In Love
Written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
Performed by Dion DiMucci (as Dion) & The Belmonts
Courtesy of 3C Records
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Delightful Romance About Reevaluation of Life
12 June 2005 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the reunion of the twentieth-fifth anniversary of high school, the former popular student Peggy Sue, who is facing a divorce of her husband Charlie Bodell (Nicolas Cage), faints and wakes up in 1960. The experienced Peggy Sue decides to change and improve her life in this new opportunity.

"Peggy Sue Got Married" is a delightful and charming fantasy about reevaluation and a second chance in life. The story is very beautiful, the production is very careful and I am really surprised how underrated this movie is in IMDb. I do not get tired of this film, and it is among my favorite romances. Kathleen Turner is extremely beautiful in the lead role, and watching this movie in 2005, it is a great chance to see names like Jim Carrey, Joan Allen and Sofia Coppola twenty years ago in the beginning of their careers. In Brazil, unfortunately this movie has not been released on DVD. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Peggy Sue – Seu Passado a Espera" ("Peggy Sue – Your Past Waits For You')


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