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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? See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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When Debra Winger was attached to star, she asked Penny Marshall to direct the film. Marshall met with Tom Hanks and Sean Penn for the male lead, but was fired three weeks into pre-production by the producers, who felt that the film had gotten too big for a first-time director. See more »

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When Peggy Sue tells Richard that she had "come from the future", you can see that she actually said "back from the future" by watching her lips. The line was apparently overdubbed later so the movie wouldn't make viewers think of the recently-released hit movie Back to the Future. See more »

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[Peggy Sue purposely squirts ink across Delores' blouse]
Delores Dodge: AHHHHH!
Peggy Sue: Oh I'm so sorry!
Delores Dodge: YOU DID THAT ON PURPOSE!
Peggy Sue: These pens are so tricky...
Delores Dodge: Go stuff your bra!
Peggy Sue: I beg your pardon?
Delores Dodge: Take a long walk off a short pier!
Peggy Sue: [amused] Have a nice day!
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Referenced in Married... with Children: Peggy Sue Got Work (1987) See more »

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Composed by Stephen Foster
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a classic - in the same mold as "Field of Dreams" and "Frequency"
25 September 2000 | by Drewboy-2See all my reviews

I rented this film the other night when I knew I would be alone - that's just the way I have to watch this, alone - guess I'm not comfortable with people seeing me cry. I cried when it was in the theatres in 1986 and I've seen it maybe 10 times now - and it gets me each and every time, as if I were watching for the very first time! Sorry to drone on, but it has just the right touch - you've heard a lot of comparisons with "Back to the Future" - believe me, it isn't! If you liked the two movies I mentioned in my header, especially "Frequency" since it is about to be released on video - you will love this film!

Kathleen Turner was excellent - I have seen Debra Winger (originally scheduled to play the title role) in several films, including "Terms of Endearment" and though I respect her as an actress, she just couldn't have done this part justice. Nicolas Cage was great in his role - the whiny voice was a bit much - but it's hard to believe he was only 21 when this film was made. He plays a high school kid and a guy in his 40's equally well - he's always had a gift for that. Jim Carrey - then mostly unknown - displays some of the physical slapstick routines that would later earn him praise and renown. Then there's Joan Allen - as I saw this movie for the first time, I thought how much she resembled former first lady Pat Nixon in her earlier years - and sure enough, that's who she played in Oliver Stone's "Nixon". Helen Hunt portrays Kathleen Turner and Nicolas Cage's daughter - ironic, since she is older than Cage! It was one of her beginning roles as well.

Without a doubt, the scenes with Peggy Sue and her grandparents are the most touching in the whole film. Think about it - if you had the chance to see someone again who had died long before, what would you say to them? What would you do? This wonderful film gives us the chance to find out.

Will "Peggy Sue Got Married" ever be available on videocassette for home purchase again? I hate to have to rent it each time I want to see it!


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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