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In the Gloaming (1997)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 20 April 1997
Danny, dying of Aids, returns home for his last months. Always close to his mother, they share moments of openness that tend to shut out Danny's father and his sister.

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Danny, dying of Aids, returns home for his last months. Always close to his mother, they share moments of openness that tend to shut out Danny's father and his sister. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Rated PG for thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
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20 April 1997 (USA)  »

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Al caer la noche  »

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Director Christopher Reeve's wife, Dana, sings the song "In The Gloaming" during the credits, and his son plays the boy in the opening scene. See more »

Quotes

Danny: In the gloaming...
Janet: Not tonight, sweetheart. I'm sorry.
Danny: I wanna go home.
Janet: You are. You are home.
Danny: I wanna go home.
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Connections

References 42nd Street (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Danny Boy
Music from the Irish traditional tune "Londonderry Air"
Lyrics by Frederick Edward Weatherly
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Auspicious directorial debut by Christopher Reeve
10 April 2003 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

IN THE GLOAMING (1997/MTV) *** Glenn Close, David Strathairn, Robert Sean Leonard, Bridget Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg. Christopher Reeve (shortly after his debilitating horse riding accident) directed this HBO Films story about a WASP family coming to terms with their gay son's decision to return home to die with dignity and decidedly to heal some old wounds. Effective acting especially Close as the mother and Leonard as her boy.


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