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Turn Back the Clock (1989)

After a woman fervently wishes for another chance after a terrible tragedy, she is mysteriously granted one year of her life to be lived over.


Larry Elikann


William O'Farrell (novel), Walter Bullock (earlier screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Connie Sellecca ... Stephanie Powers
David Dukes ... Barney Powers
Wendy Kilbourne ... Tracy Alexander
Jere Burns ... William Hawkins
Gene Barry ... John Forrest
Joan Leslie ... Party Guest
Dina Merrill ... Maureen Dowd
Franc Luz ... Michael Dean
Patrick Cupo ... Cab Driver (as Pat Cupo)
Kim Terry Kim Terry ... Woman #2 (as Kim Terry Costin)
Frank Coppola Frank Coppola ... Doorman #3
Christopher Judges ... Orderly
Thomas H. Middleton Thomas H. Middleton ... Doorman #1
Dennis Paladino Dennis Paladino ... Doorman #2
Carmela Rioseco Carmela Rioseco ... Maid


After a woman fervently wishes for another chance after a terrible tragedy, she is mysteriously granted one year of her life to be lived over.

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This is a remake of Repeat Performance (1947), not Turn Back the Clock (1933), though both films have a character that relives a year of their lives. See more »


Remake of Repeat Performance (1947) See more »

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enjoyable fantasy
29 June 2005 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

I happen to like this movie very much. It was done in the '80s when beautiful clothes, beautiful people, and big budgets were the rage. The film, a remake of the 1947 "Repeat Performance" is about a woman (Connie Selleca) who gets her New Year's wish and is able to repeat the previous year. This gives her a chance to undo the horror of the previous one that ends with the shooting of her husband. I'm not giving anything away here - the shooting is the first frame.

Well, you know how these things go. Though events take a different route, the dominoes start falling and head toward disaster. The ending, however, is interesting.

The cast is attractive - Selleca, David Dukes, Gene Barry, Dina Merrill, Jere Burns, and Wendy Kilbourne. Joan Leslie, who starred in "Repeat Performance," plays a party guest.

A nice, relaxing watch.

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Release Date:

20 November 1989 (USA) See more »

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Ascenseur pour le passé See more »

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1.33 : 1
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