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A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)

PG-13 | | Drama, Comedy | 2 September 1994 (USA)
His life was emotionally closed off from the world, until an orphaned baby showed up at his house.

Director:

Gillies MacKinnon

Writers:

George Eliot (novel), Steve Martin
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Martin ... Michael McCann
Gabriel Byrne ... John Newland
Laura Linney ... Nancy Lambert Newland
Catherine O'Hara ... April Simon
Alana Austin ... Mathilda McCann - Age 10
Alyssa Austin ... Mathilda McCann - Age 5
Alaina Mobley Alaina Mobley ... Mathilda McCann - Age 3
Callie Mobley Callie Mobley ... Mathilda McCann - Age 3
Victoria Evans Victoria Evans ... Mathilda McCann - Age 1
Elizabeth Evans Elizabeth Evans ... Mathilda McCann - Age 1
Stephen Baldwin ... Tanny Newland
Byron Jennings ... Keating
Michael Des Barres ... Bryce (as Michael des Barres)
Tim Ware ... Rob
David Dwyer ... Joe the Bartender
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Storyline

Michael McCann is a man who feels totally betrayed by the world, after his wife revealed to him that their child was not his. A few years after his break-up we find him living alone in a small town. But, everything in his miserable life changes when he adopts a little girl whose mother died outside his house. After several years, the real father returns to claim the girl from Michael, thinking that she will be an advantage for his political career. Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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girl | gold | secret | miser | baby | See All (65) »

Taglines:

A twist of fate brought them something wonderful... Each other!

Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a drug-related situation | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Steve Martin's third script to be based on classic literature. Roxanne (1987) was based on Cyrano de Bergerac, and L.A. Story (1991) on A Midsummer Night's Dream. See more »

Goofs

When Michael crashes the Mercedes, a large plastic hubcap is shown flying through the air. His car has original Mercedes alloy wheels. The steering wheel with the deploying airbag shown in the picture does not belong to the Mercedes either. See more »

Quotes

Bailiff: All Rise!
Judge Marcus: To hell with that, let's go!
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Connections

Version of A Fair Exchange (1909) See more »

Soundtracks

When I Take My Sugar To Tea
Written by Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal and Pierre Norman
Performed by Terry Glenn Harper
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User Reviews

 
Another Great Steve Martin Film
28 December 2003 | by Bronco46See all my reviews

Steve Martin wrote, directed and starred in this film. And he did a great job! A heartwarming film about an adopted child, her adopted father, and some very unhappy rich people. Thank you very much Mr Martin


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Simple Twist of Fate See more »

Filming Locations:

Conyers, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,404,904, 5 September 1994

Gross USA:

$3,430,583

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,430,583
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Touchstone Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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