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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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Kathleen Turner and Jim Carrey appeared in Dumb and Dumber To (2014). See more »

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Charlie accidentally juxtaposes his words when he says "The Tigers have got four 20-game potential winners." He means to say "The Tigers have got four potential 20-game winners." See more »

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Michael Fitzsimmons: Gilfond's okay, except that he thinks Hemingway is great literature.
Peggy Sue: And you don't?
Michael Fitzsimmons: He's a fisherman. The most overrated writer of the century. I mean, man he is the perfect American Author - fat, violent, drunk.
Peggy Sue: Maybe you're confusing his life with his work.
Michael Fitzsimmons: A writer's life is his work. Jack Kerouac doesn't have to kill a bull to have something to write about. I mean, man, he's out there burning, feeling, grooving on life.
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I Wonder Why
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Written by Maxwell Anderson and Ricardo Weeks
Performed by Nicolas Cage, Jim Carrey, Glenn Withrow and Harry Basil
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One of my favorite movies of all time!
6 February 2003 | by chrisuabSee all my reviews

This movie is definitely in my top ten. One reason is Kathleen Turner's acting. She does a wonderful job throughout the movie, even though she may look older than a teenager when she goes back in time. (However, have you noticed how teenagers in high school through the years look younger and younger? My mom's high school yearbook appears to be filled with 30 year olds.) Another reason I love the movie is that it makes my brain ponder on what I would do if I could go back to high school. Peggy revisiting her young mother, seeing her baby sister, and being able to see her grandparents again one last time is just a beautiful thing in itself. I guess I just like reminiscing about my childhood, which is probably why I like this movie. (Even though I'm a child of the 80's.) Very few things bother me in this movie. And no, it's not Nicolas Cage's accent! That didn't bother me that much. :) It was the fact that Peggy's son Scott is not seen in the movie, but is mentioned several times by Peggy and a character for Scott Bodell is in the credits at the end of the movie. Also, at the reunion, Rosalee, the girl in the wheelchair responsible for inviting people to the reunion and close friend of Peggy's, is also not seen in the time travel back scenes. I wish the DVD had some deleted scenes that may explain these disappearances. But to end this review on a good note, the soundtrack was superb as well! The music is just beautiful and is one of my favorite movie scores to date. Way to go John Barry! I recommend this to anyone who thinks about going to a high school reunion or wishes they could go back in time to do some things differently.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1986 (USA) 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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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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