The 1986 comedy/drama Peggy Sue Got Married was an excellent launch for the careers of Nicolas Cage, Kathleen Turner and Jim Carrey. Learn more about the film and the actors in this article.
Peggy Sue (Kathleen Turner) is in her mid forties attending her 25 year high school reunion. At the reunion she meets up with some of her old friends from high school like Richard Norvik (Barry Miller), Walter Getz (Jim Carrey) and Carol Heath (Catherine Hicks). Kathleen also sees her husband and high school sweetheart Charlie Bodell (Nicholas Cage) who stumbles into the party late as usual. Peggy, who appears to be overwhelmed with her current failing relationship with Charlie ends up fainting during the reunion celebration and is transported back to high school days. The difference is this time she has years of experience on her side.
Peggy Sue is quite taken by the entire experience as she ends up making many of the same choices and mistakes that she made during her first pass through high school. Through her experience Peggy realizes why she loved Charlie and when she returns to consciousness she sees the current day Charlie the way she did when she first fell in love with him.
Although the film wasn’t one of the best I have ever consumed it was really fun to watch some of these accomplished actors early in their careers. Learn more about the talented cast members of the film Peggy Sue Got Married below.
Kathleen Turner as Peggy Sue
Kathleen Turner plays the beautiful Peggy Sue as she goes on a life journey to discover just how she got to where she is today. Turner does a great job playing both the current day Peggy Sue as well as the Peggy Sue that relived her original high school experience a second time. Prior to her role as Peggy Sue Kathleen Turner played Joan Wilder in the 1985 film The Jewel of the Nile.
Nicolas Cage as Charlie Bodell
Nicholas Cage plays the awkwardly confident Charlie Bodell and husband to Peggy Sue. Cage takes on a very interesting and sometimes annoying voice as he plays Charlie in both the present day as well as during the high school years. Prior to his role in Peggy Sue Got Married Nichoas Cage played Ned Hanlan in the 1986 film The Boy in Blue.
Jim Carrey as Walter Getz
Jim Carrey plays the class clown Walter Getz who is part of the group of friends that hang out with Charlie and Peggy Sue. Jim Carrey displays some of his trademark physical comedy moves in this supporting role. Peggy Sue Got Married was one of the early Jim Carrey movies in his lengthy acting career. Prior to his role as Walter Getz Jim Carrey played the role of Mark Kendall in the 1985 comedy Once Bitten. If you want to learn more about the actor check out the biography of Jim Carrey.
Other notable Peggy Sue Got Married movie cast members include:
Barry Miller as Richard Norvik
Catherine Hicks as Carol Heath
Joan Allen as Maddy Nagle
Kevin J. O'Connor as Michael Fitzsimmons
Lisa Jane Persky as Delores Dodge
Lucinda Jenney as Rosalie Testa
Wil Shriner as Arthur Nagle
Barbara Harris as Evelyn Kelcher
Don Murray as Jack Kelcher
Sofia Coppola as Nancy Kelcher
Maureen O'Sullivan as Elizabeth Alvorg
Leon Ames as Barney Alvorg
Randy Bourne as Scott Bodell
Helen Hunt as Beth Bodell
Don Stark as Doug Snell
Ken Grantham as Mr. Snelgrove
Ginger Taylor as Janet
Sigrid Wurschmidt as Sharon
Glenn Withrow as Terry
Harry Basil as Leon
John Carradine as Leo
Sachi Parker as Lisa
Vivien Straus as Sandy
Morgan Upton as Mr. Gilford
Lewis Leibovich as Dr. Daly