Peggy Sue Got Married

October 10th, 1986


Peggy Sue Got Married

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Peggy Sue faints at a Highschool reunion. When she wakes up she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.

Release Year: 1986

Rating: 6.3/10 (15,548 voted)

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Stars: Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage, Barry Miller

A 43 year old mother and housewife that's facing divorce is thrust back in time when she tries to plan a high-school reunion. Given the chance to change the course of her life she finds herself making many of the same choices.

Writers: Jerry Leichtling, Arlene Sarner

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

Taglines: Knowing what you know now, what would you do differently? Peggy Sue is going back with the chance to change her destiny.

Release Date: 10 October 1986

Filming Locations: Petaluma, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $6,942,408 (USA) (13 October 1986) (865 Screens)

Gross: $41,382,841 (USA)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Charlie (Nicolas Cage) begs Peggy to marry him, saying he doesn't know what the future might bring; he might lose his arm, even. In Cage's next role ( Moonstruck, he played a baker who has lost his hand.

Anachronisms: Peggy's dad brings home a "new" Edsel, which is a 1958 model, in the April 1960 setting of the movie. There was a 1960 Edsel, but its production was phased out by Ford Motor Company in November 1959 after only 2,846 of the 1960 model were built.

Peggy Sue: Charlie, it's like there's this window into my heart and you can open and crawl in whenever you want. Well, I've got to close it or nothing is ever going to change.

User Review

"The girl's gone, let's play poker!"

Rating: 8/10

I'm surprised by the number of people on here who don't like this movie. Like a few of the positive reviewers I'd have to say this is one of my favorite, "contemporary classics." The story is exquisite, who wouldn't want to go back to a time when things were a bit simpler and someone was there to take care of you and make you feel safe? Whenever I stumble upon it, I end up watching it. Too many scenes start the old water works for me.

Peggy seeing her little sister for the first time, going into her old bedroom, and hearing her grandmother's voice on the phone are all quite touching.

Call me crazy but I just love the moment where Charlie takes Peggy down into the basement and confronts her about what is going on. When he leaves, Peggy opens a music box, pulls out a cigarette and lights it.

Another special moment happens when Peggy smokes a joint and talks about what she'd like to be when she grows up, as she turns around and around under a starry sky.

This is quite a good movie, filled with many special performances and scenes along the way.


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