Peggy Sue Got Married script
Synopsis: Peggy Sue Got Married is a 1986 American comedy-drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola starring Kathleen Turner as a woman on the verge of a divorce, who finds herself transported back to the days of her senior year in high school in 1960. The film was written by husband and wife team Jerry Leichtling and Arlene Sarner.

Over BLACK, we HEAR the sounds of an old TAPE RECORDING.

Young VOICES are filtered amid a noticeable hum, hiss and

crackle. We HEAR giggling and then someone named Charlie

making vows of love to someone named Peggy Sue.

CHARLIE (0.S).

Hi this is Charlie and...

Come on, say your name.

PEGGY (O.S.)

Peggy Sue.

CHARLIE (O.S.)

And we're here on the couch...

PEGGY (0.S.)

Don't say that...

EXT. PEGGY'S NEIGHBORHOOD — DAY

A split—level house on a slight grade of lawn. A red Honda

the driveway.

CHARLIE (O.S.)

We're here on the sofa bed...

PEGGY (0.S.)

Charlie...

CHARLIE (O.S.)

...to record how much we love each

other. Sitting beside me is the

cutest majorette in the history of

the world. And she would Like to

say something.

A real estate agent, a WOMAN, carries a "For Sale" sign to

the center of the lawn and begins driving it in with a

hammer.

CHARLIE (O.S.)

Come on Peggy. Say what we

rehearsed.

PEGGY (O.S.)

I can't. I'm too embarrassed.

INT. BODELL HOUSE

MOVING VIEW, revealing the empty house. We HEAR the RECORDING

LOUDER.

CHARLIE (O.S.)

But you love me don't you?

PEGGY (0.S.)

Yeah. Come on Charlie, turn it off.

CHARLIE (O.S.)

And nothing will ever change that.

Charlie starts giggling. We HEAR fumbling and tickling.

CLOSE VIEW INTO THE KITCHEN - First we see a woman's hand, on

the floor. It is partially covered with flour.

MOVING VIEW reveals PEGGY BODELL, in her early 40's, fainted

from heartbreak while baking a cake. Flour is scattered on

the floor. She recovers from her faint. Confused, she

steadies herself and brushes the flour from her dress.

INT. GARAGE -- DAY

Peggy's son, SCOTT, 16, is playing an old reel to reel tape

recorder. There are stacks of boxes filled with personal

things and records. His sister, BETH, 23, is packing.

SCOTT:

Boy, have they changed. Who gets

it?

BETH:

I don't know, just put it back.

CHARLIE (O.S.)

Oh, gotta go. Here's a little

make—out music.

A record starts:
"You Belong to Me" by the Duprees.

INT. CHARLIE'S APARTMENT

CHARLIE BODELL, early 40's, singing the same song. He can't

hit a high note, turns off the water and steps out of the

shower. JANET, his young, buxom girlfriend is in the bedroom.

CHARLIE:

Goddamnit, I just can't hit those

high notes anymore.

JANET:

You know Charlie, if you're serious

about this, I know a great vocal

coach.

Charlie's perplexed reaction.

EXT. BODELL HOUSE - DAY

"Crazy Charlie's Discount Appliances" truck has parked in

front of the house. WORKMEN are loading boxes of records,

tapes, etc. Charlie pulls up, waves to workmen.

INT. KITCHEN/HALLWAY

Peggy is loading the odd—shaped cakes into boxes. We note the

grandfather clock tolling nine.

VIEW IN HALLWAY:

Beth meets her father at the door.

BETH:

Hi Dad, can I have 100 dollars for

a brake job?

CHARLIE:

Did I hear 70 dollars? What do you

need 50 dollars for? How's your

Mom?

Peggy comes out of the kitchen. Charlie has stopped

conspicuously at the threshold. A workman comes from behind

Peggy.

WORKER:

Coming through.

CHARLIE:

Frank, watch the clock.

Peggy looks outside.

EXT. HOUSE — PEGGY'S POV

Janet is seated in Charlie's car.

INT. HOUSE

PEGGY:

There's something pathetic parked

in front of my house.

CHARLIE:

Come off it, Peggy. And what do you

mean your house? This is my house.

I paid for it, I'm still paying for

it.

PEGGY:

I'm still waiting for the mortgage

check.

CHARLIE:

I mailed it to you on Wednesday.

PEGGY:

Well, today's Saturday and it's

still not here.

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Arlene Sarner

Nachdem sie 1966 am Forest Hill Collegiate Institute in Toronto graduierte, heiratete sie ihre High-School-Liebe, den damals noch unbekannten kanadischen Musikproduzenten Bob Ezrin. Doch die Ehe ging trotz zweier gemeinsamer Kinder in die Brüche. Und so wechselte sie ihren Beruf und verließ die Musikbranche, in der sie gemeinsam mit ihrem Mann arbeitete, und gründete eine eigene Agentur, die hauptsächlich für Werbung und Werbeclips arbeitete. more…

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