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The Twilight of the Golds (1996)

 -  Drama  -  23 March 1997 (USA)
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When Suzanne Stein has a genetic analysis done on her unborn child, she discovers that although she has a healthy baby, the child will most likely be born gay, like her brother, David. She ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Walter Gold
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Phyllis Gold
Jill Bernstein ...
Young Suzanne
Mark Shunkey ...
Young David
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Suzanne Stein
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David Gold
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Rob Stein
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Steven
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Dr. Adrian Lodge
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Jackie
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Brandon
Rose Marks ...
Mrs. Stein
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Farm Girl / Auditioner
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Randy
Lucas Richman ...
Erik
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When Suzanne Stein has a genetic analysis done on her unborn child, she discovers that although she has a healthy baby, the child will most likely be born gay, like her brother, David. She must decide whether to keep the child, or to have an abortion. Her family enters a crisis about love and acceptance as she makes this difficult choice. Written by Phil Fernando

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Ten fingers, ten toes... and gay. Do you still want him?

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »
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23 March 1997 (USA)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Thought provoking
30 October 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I saw this film by accident on the TV one day.

It really started me thinking, in this day of gene mapping and in-utero genetic testing becoming safer. What would happen if they did find a gene that predisposes a person to homosexuality?

Would parents get tested and what would they do about it?

This will always be a controversial issue but there are many factors at play not the least, religion, society acceptance, family pressure, and cultural influences.

How do you go if you are anti abortion but also anti gay? Okay I know in reality that someone who was anti abortion would probably not have the test but this is the kind of issues that get raised.

Today in many countries/religions homosexuality is not accepted and they are persecuted. Would you if you lived in that area want your child to go through all of that?

It would be a dilemma. I thought the film handled the issue quite well.

There was a lot of conflict as you would expect. There was the son who asked his mother that if she had known would she have had an abortion. The feeling I got was that despite the fact she said she accepted him she didn't really and would of preferred a son who was not homosexual, he was then questioning her acceptance of him, also that of his sister.

I think I would of left the ending hanging to make people make their own minds up but understand this was a daytime TV movie and so had to have a feel good ending.


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