Revealing mistake: Last scene in the movie is Peggy Sue waking up in the hospital. The very last shot of that scene is of the camera backing up from what appears to be a mirror. If you look closely, it isn't a mirror at all, it's actually a window made to look like a mirror complete with another set of actors to mimic the stars of the movie's actions.
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Ending / spoiler
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Kathleen Turner, Catherine Hicks, Barry Miller
Peggy sleeps with the guy she "regreted never sleeping with" Michael Fitzsimmons. Charlie finds out and they break up. Peggy sees Charlie singing in a night club and realizes he is a talented singer and sees him in a different light. Peggy tells Richard Norvik all about future technology. Peggy tells her grandparents about her reunion while she visits them. They believe her story and agree to help her by taking her to her grandfather's lodge. The lodge members perform a ritual on Peggy, and the lights go out. Peggy is gone so they assume the ritual has worked.But really in the meantime Charlie has kidnapped Peggy. He proclaims his love for and gives her a locket. They make love which leads you to believe how they got pregnant and married in the first place. Peggy wakes up in a hospital back to the present time and Charlie is there and tells her he still loves her. Now, you are to assume it was only a dream, but Charlie shows Peggy a book written by Michael Fitzsimmons dedicated to her. Hmmm?
Trivia: Kathleen Turner plays Helen Hunt's mother in the movie, even though in real life she's only nine years older than her.
Question: What was Peggy Sue's mother doing when she came home early. Selling jewelry? Having an affair? Who's jewelry was she selling? is she a thief?
Answer: She was selling jewelry because the Edsel was a purchase they couldn't afford. She didn't want Peggy or her husband to know. The same reason they eat creamed chipped beef on toast and rutabagas - cheap food. The hat business was not doing well in 1960. Fewer men were buying and wearing hats by then.
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Suggested correction: I don't believe this is a mistake this is supposed to show two alternate universes two different ways things are playing out.