Harry Mackenzie works in a factory by day and comes home to comfortable marriage at night, but it lacks excitement and passion. For his 50th birthday, his wife Kate blithely tells him to just go to his favorite corner tavern and have a good time.
An attractive barmaid, Audrey Minelli, captures his interest. Harry falls for her and, before long, shocks Kate by requesting a divorce. This horrifies their daughters, particularly Sunny, who is having a difficult marriage of her own, and Helen, who is about to be wed.
Kate goes through a difficult period of adjustment. She eventually lands a job in a beauty salon, changes her appearance and tries to adopt a new outlook on life. But by the time Harry brings Audrey to his daughter Helen’s wedding, old wounds open up that continue to keep the family members apart.
Twice in a Lifetime is a 1985 film starring Gene Hackman and directed by Bud Yorkin. The plot involves a steelworker and married man going through a mid-life crisis when he finds himself attracted to another woman, played by Ann-Margret. Paul McCartney composed the theme song to the film, heard over the end credits.
Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Directed by: Bud Yorkin
Starring: Gene Hackman, Ann-Margret, Ellen Burstyn, Amy Madigan, Ally Sheedy, Stephen Lang, Micole Mercurio, Rachel Street
Screenplay by: Colin Welland
Production Design by: William J. Creber
Cinematography by: Nick McLean
Film Editing by: Robert C. Jones
Costume Design by: Bernie Pollack
Set Decoration by: Antony Mondello
Music by: Pat Metheny
Distributed by: Tandem Productions
Release Date: October 23, 1985