Cinema: Just a Dream, Just a Dream Peggy Sue Got Married

Directed by Francis Coppola Screenplay by Jerry Leichtling and Arlene Sarner

It is the 25th anniversary reunion for Buchanan High's class of 1960, and the gym is festooned with memories. Photo blowups freeze Michael Fitzsimmons (Kevin J. O'Connor), track star and would-be Kerouac, in full youthful stride. A larger-than-life-size shot of Prom Queen Peggy Sue Kelcher (Kathleen Turner) and King Charlie Bodell (Nicolas Cage), who soon got married and later separated, captures the popular couple with their teen dreams intact and life's promises spread before them like a red carpet. The blowups could be relics of a religion -- innocence -- that all in attendance want desperately to believe in. When the...

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