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)
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
Kevin J. O'Connor
Lisa Jane Persky
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
Opening Weekend: $6,942,408
(13 October 1986)
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.
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.
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.
"The girl's gone, let's play poker!"
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
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.