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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 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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Peggy Sue was one of the most popular girls in high school, enjoying life with her friends and her boyfriend Charlie. It was the typical high school dream, until she finds herself married to Charlie and becoming a young mother. However, her life takes a serious turn, leaving her depressed and facing divorce when Charlie runs off with another woman. At her high school reunion, Peggy Sue faints and wakes up back in high school. Despite her confusion about what has happened and how to get back to her own time, Peggy realizes that she has a chance to start her life over, to avoid her depression and her marriage to Charlie. However, just because she knows the future, does that mean she can really avoid it? Written by Lex

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Knowing what you know now, what would you do differently? Peggy Sue is going back with the chance to change her destiny. See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Sofia Coppola (director Francis Ford Coppola's daughter) plays Peggy Sue's little sister. Sofia would later direct Kathleen Turner in The Virgin Suicides (1999). See more »

Goofs

When Carol and Maddie are driving Peggy Sue home after giving blood, on the way to Peggy's house, they pass the same blue car and the same red car three different times. See more »

Quotes

Michael Fitzsimmons: What's with you? I thought you were cool. You rode my bike. You blew some pot.
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Referenced in That's Awesome! The Story of 'Dumb and Dumber To' (2015) See more »

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Shimmy Shimmy Ko Ko Bop
Written by Bob Smith
Performed by Little Anthony and the Imperials (as Little Anthony & The Imperials)
Courtesy of Roulette Records, Inc.
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"Oh, Ma...Chanel No.5 Always Makes Me Think Of Home" - Peggy Sue
11 August 2002 | by Blooeyz2001See all my reviews

What a great movie! Originally intended for Debra Winger, but Kathleen Turner is wonderful as the title character Peggy Sue. It's a time-travel movie about a 42 year old woman who gets transported back in time to high school (circa early 1960's). Who wouldn't love an opportunity like that, not to mention being 18 again?? My favorite scene is when she walks back into her house, & sees her mom young again, while that beautiful music plays on the soundtrack. It's so touching & heartfelt. This movie has it all. Great acting, comedy, drama, fantasy, & a good story. Nicholas Cage can get annoying at times, but he felt this was the best way to portray his character (Charlie). He gets to "sing" in this movie too ("He Don't Love You"). Look for a very early performance by Jim Carrey. The cast also includes Helen Hunt & Catherine Hicks (the mom on the TV show "7th Heaven").


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Peggy Sue Got Married See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,942,408, 13 October 1986

Gross USA:

$41,382,841

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,488,348
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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