A Simple Twist of Fate
- Judge Marcus: As a judge, I'm always interested in the exact moment when someone's argument falls apart.
- Bailiff: All Rise!
- Judge Marcus: To hell with that, let's go!
- Michael: I was thinking I'd call her Mathilda.
- Mrs. Simon: I will give you the deed to my house not to call her that.
- Michael: When you turn a gift away from your door, it goes to the one who takes it in.
- John: So, who did you vote for?
- Nancy Lambert: [teasingly] Well, I just couldn't make up my mind...
- A twist of fate brought them something wonderful... Each other!
- Steve Martin - Michael McCann
- Alana Austin - Mathilda McCann (age 12)
- Gabriel Byrne - John Newland
- Laura Linney - Nancy Newland
- Catherine O'Hara - April Simon
- Stephen Baldwin - Tanny Newland
- Michael Des Barres - Bryce