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Peggy Sue Got Married Details


During her 25th high school class reunion, middle-aged Peggy Sue (Kathleen Turner) tries to forget her marital problems with husband Charlie (Nicolas Cage) by renewing old friendships. Wondering if she made the right decisions in her life, Peggy Sue gets a chance to try again when, zapped into a time warp, she finds herself a teenager back in 1960. Armed with foreknowledge (the scene in which she tells off her algebra teacher is a particular treat), Peggy Sue gets to retrace the steps leading up to her unhappy marriage to high-school sweetheart Charlie. Will nerdish Richard Norvik (Barry Miller), who always carried a torch for Peggy Sue and whom she knows will become a millionaire computer mogul by 1985, win out over the unreliable Charlie this time? A "small" film from the otherwise profligate Francis Ford Coppola, Peggy Sue Got Married possesses an irresistible charm that makes up for its glaring plot deficiencies. The youthful cast is matched in its appeal by such veterans as Leon Ames, Maureen O'Sullivan and John Carradine. And yes, that is Jim Carrey as Walter Getz. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:February 12, 1987


Awarded by
National Board of Review Kathleen Turner Best Actress 1986 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Kathleen Turner Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1986 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Kathleen Turner Best Actress 1986 Nominee
American Society of Cinematographers Jordan S. Cronenweth Best Cinematography 1986 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jordan S. Cronenweth Best Cinematography 1986 Nominee


Kathleen Turner
as Peggy Sue
Nicolas Cage
as Charlie Bodell
Barry Miller
as Richard Norvik
Catherine Hicks
as Carol Heath
Joan Allen
as Maddy Nagle
Kevin J. O'Connor
as Michael Fitzsimmons
Barbara Harris
as Evelyn Kelcher
Don Murray
as Jack Kelcher
Maureen O'Sullivan
as Elizabeth Alvorg
Leon Ames
as Barney Alvorg
Helen Hunt
as Beth Bodell
Jim Carrey
as Walter Getz
Lisa Jane Persky
as Delores Dodge
Lucinda Jenney
as Rosalie Testa
Wil Shriner
as Arthur Nagle
Sofia Coppola
as Nancy Kelcher
John Carradine
as Leo
Ginger Taylor
as Janet
Sachi Parker
as Lisa
Don Stark
as Doug Snell
Tom Teeley
as Reunion Band
Morgan Upton
as Mr. Gilford
Vivien Straus
as Sandy
Glenn Withrow
as Terry
Ron Cook
as Lodge Member
Marshall Crenshaw
as Reunion Band
Bill Bonham
as Drunk
Al Nalbandian
as Lodge Member
Maureen McVerry
Ken Grantham
as Mr. Snelgrove
Joe Lerer
as Drunk Creep
Dan Leegant
as Lodge Member


Francis Ford Coppola
Paul R. Gurian
Jerry Leichtling
Arlene Sarner
Jordan S. Cronenweth
John Barry
Composer (Music Score)
Buddy Holly
Featured Music
Barry Malkin
Dean Tavoularis
Production Designer
Alex Tavoularis
Art Director
Barrie M. Osborne
Executive Producer
Marvin March
Set Designer
John Toll
Camera Operator
John Barry
Timothy R. Sexton
Executive Music Producer
Lissa Sanders
Story Editor