A Simple Twist of Fate Poster

Release Date: 1994

DVD Release Date: May 6th, 2003

PG-13|1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary
Small-town recluse Michael McCann (Steve Martin) lives an isolated existence until unusual events pull him out of his shell. After his beloved coin collection is stolen, an orphaned toddler suddenly appears at his house. Unknown to Michael, who adopts the little girl, she is the illegitimate child of local politician John Newland (Gabriel Byrne), who keeps his secret to protect his reputation. Later, however, Newland decides to go public with his revelation, leading to a custody battle.

Cast: Steve Martin, Gabriel Byrne, Laura Linney, Catherine O'Hara, Stephen Baldwin, Byron Jennings, Michael Des Barres, Amelia Campbell

Director: Gillies MacKinnon

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures

Keywords: Death, Wife, Deception, Love, Friend, 1990s, Transformation, Emotional, Small town