Twice in a Lifetime (1985)

Twice in a Lifetime


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On the occasion of his 50th birthday, blue-collar family man Gene Hackman is possessed by our old friend, The Mid-Life Crisis. Visiting a local tavern, Hackman becomes enchanted by gorgeous barmaid Ann-Margret. In less time than it takes to down his beer, he has resolved to leave his wife Ellen Burstyn, and his daughters Ally Sheedy and Amy Madigan, in favor of a fresh start with his sexy new "conquest." The film deals not so much with Hackman's impulsive decision as with the genuine pain he … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Stanley Mann, Colin Welland
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 12, 2005


as Harry MacKenzie

as Kate MacKenzie

as Audrey Minelli

as Sunny

as Helen

as Chris Sobel

as Nikos

as checkout clerk

as Dolores

as Shoe Repairman

as Saleswoman

as Foreman

as Minister

as Photographer

as Flower Man

as Minister

as Bingo Caller

as Checkout Clerk

as Bingo Assistant

as Bingo Checker

as Sales Clerk

as Young Kid

as Flower Man
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Critic Reviews for Twice in a Lifetime

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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

At times so personal that the act of watching the movie often feels like eavesdropping.

Full Review… | June 27, 2005

Audience Reviews for Twice in a Lifetime


good acting by all involved in this little known gem.

jay nixon

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The subtle performance by Gene Hackman scores. The supporting cast is excellent, especially Ellen Burstyn. It?s a good story, believably done and has an excellent screenplay. Thoughtful direction, sensitively told. Great job.

James Higgins

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