Twice in a Lifetime

Overview

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 leaves in his wake. ...
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Overview

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 leaves in his wake. Madigan's vituperative lash-out at her father is one of many heartbreaking moments of truth in this refreshingly cliché-free domestic drama. The perceptive screenplay for Twice in a Lifetime was written by Colin Welland; the film's theme music was composed by Paul McCartney.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by Ann-Margret, Amy Madigan and director Bud Yorkin; Subtitles: English, Français & Español (feature film only)
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Editorial Reviews

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Affording each of its characters' point of view equal credence, the unsentimental Twice in a Lifetime is a surprisingly compelling family drama that exceeds the Hollywood standard. The perennially stellar Gene Hackman brings real complexity to his role of a father leaving his family for another woman; his blend of guilt and excitement is masterful. Nominated for an Academy Award for her turn as his daughter, Amy Madigan brings out the believable angst and bitterness inherent in her character's dilemma. The rest of the cast, most notably Ann-Margret, Ellen Burstyn, and Ally Sheedy, do a good job fleshing out their characters as well. Though the script takes a few missteps, director Bud Yorkin genuinely creates a bittersweet sense of starting anew, and the authentic Washington setting gives the picture an added dimension of urgency and desperation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/12/2005
  • UPC: 085393447526
  • Original Release: 1985
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Presentation: Subtitled / Full Frame
  • Time: 1:51:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 40,696

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Hackman Harry MacKenzie
Ann-Margret Audrey Minelli
Ellen Burstyn Kate MacKenzie
Amy Madigan Sunny Sobel
Ally Sheedy Helen MacKenzie
Darrell Larson Jerry MacKenzie
Brian Dennehy Nick
Chris Parker Tim
Rachel Street Joanne Sobel
Kevin Bleyer Chris Sobel
Micole Mercurio Betty
Doris Hugo Drewien Millie
Lee Corrigan Milos
Ralph Steadman Mike
Ralph Steadman Mike
Rod Pilloud Mick
Art Cahn Nikos
Anne Ludlum Susie
Loretta Adair Bingo Assistant
Denise Aiumu Sales Clerk
Junior Barber Young Kid
Gayle Bellows Jean
George Catalano Shoe Repairman
Ken Clark Flower Man
Sharon Collar Maya
Eileen Cornwell Bingo Checker
Mary Ewald Saleswoman
Audrey Flod Bingo Caller
Kit Harris Dolores
Gary Kowalski Minister
Stephen Lang Keith Sobel
Daniel Mahar Foreman
Keith Nicholai Photographer
Evelyn Perdue Lucy
Tawnya Pettiford Neighbor
Mary Theilen checkout clerk
Technical Credits
Bud Yorkin Director, Producer
William J. Creber Production Designer
Deborah Lucchessi Casting
Stanley Mann Screenwriter
Paul McCartney Songwriter
Nick McLean Cinematographer
Anthony Mondello Set Decoration/Design
Michael D. O'Shea Camera Operator
Catherine L. Peacock Editor
Erica Phillips Costumes/Costume Designer
Bernie Pollack Costumes/Costume Designer
David Salven Executive Producer
Hallie Smith-Simmons Makeup
Dan Striepeke Makeup
Edward Warschilka Editor
Colin Welland Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Credits of Steel [2:22]
2. Happy Birthday [5:07]
3. Not Tonight [4:51]
4. Shamrock Celebration [2:34]
5. Meet Audrey [4:12]
6. Birthday Dance and Kiss [4:47]
7. Meeting at the Mall [3:46]
8. Someone to Please [3:41]
9. Observations [6:09]
10. Out in the Open [5:18]
11. Driven Crazy [4:03]
12. Confrontation [5:39]
13. Hurt People [4:07]
14. Arm-Wrestling [2:38]
15. Not There Anymore [4:30]
16. Moving Out [1:18]
17. New Home Tour [1:32]
18. Leave Me Alone [3:23]
19. Shopping [3:32]
20. Bingo [5:48]
21. Her Night Out [2:05]
22. Pre-Wedding Jitters [3:41]
23. If You Don't Come Back [4:14]
24. Party Planning [2:02]
25. Wedding Gift [2:30]
26. Warm and Hard Feelings [5:54]
27. Separate Ways [4:44]
28. End Credits [3:30]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Commentary by Bud Yorkin, Ann-Margret and Amy Madigan
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
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