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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Michael McCann
... John Newland
... Nancy Lambert Newland
... April Simon
... Mathilda McCann - Age 10
... Mathilda McCann - Age 5
Alaina Mobley ... Mathilda McCann - Age 3
Callie Mobley ... Mathilda McCann - Age 3
Victoria Evans ... Mathilda McCann - Age 1
Elizabeth Evans ... Mathilda McCann - Age 1
... Tanny Newland
... Keating
... Bryce (as Michael des Barres)
... 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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A twist of fate brought them something wonderful... Each other!

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Drama | Comedy

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

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$3,428,774
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Trivia

Loosely based on the 1861 novel Silas Marner by George Eliot. See more »

Goofs

When John Newland (Byrne) is outside in the stables talking to his wife Nancy, he is not wearing any neckwear. Yet in the next scene when they are inside, just before he confesses his secret to her wife, he sports a gray silk ascot tie. See more »

Quotes

Bailiff: All Rise!
Judge Marcus: To hell with that, let's go!
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Version of Silas Marner (1985) See more »

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Red Is the Rose
Arranged by Cliff Eidelman
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I simply adore this movie
18 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

This film is so understated and underrated as to be in danger of completely disappearing from the radar screen. For Steve Martin to be in a non-Jerk type roll makes seeing this movie next to impossible for a great number of people. No, he's not acting weird. No, he doesn't have an arrow on his head. No, he isn't going for the laugh. This is Mr. Martin at his acting best. If you were impressed by his recent turn in 'Shopgirl' the do yourself a favor and go out of your way to find a copy of this movie. Are there times when humor finds its way into this movie? Oh yeah but for the most part there is nothing but good solid storytelling with excellent casting and an excellent script. See this movie if you want to see a wonderful character study acted out by a superb cast.


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