USA | 1986 | 103 min | PG
The first of many instances wherein Cage defied direction by arriving to set with an inexplicable accent, a strange toupée, and colored contact lenses.
PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED landed Cage a leading role in his uncle Francis Ford Coppola’s film only to find himself under constant threat of being fired due to an array of questionable acting choices (Cage based his midwest accent on the “Pokey” character from GUMBY). The curious yet effectively sweet PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED could be seen as Nicolas Cage’s BACK TO THE FUTURE—but you know, way weirder. Starring Kathleen Turner, who was famously turned off by Cage’s antics, this time-travelling fantasy sees Cage as mid-century greaser and aspiring crooner. One of his more peculiar, yet admirably committed performances, Cage in PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED, when viewed today, offers the film some its most charming eccentricities.
Best UnCaged Moment: Cage singing “I Wonder Why” with a baby Jim Carrey
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Kathleen Turner, Sophia Coppola, Jim Carrey
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