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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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Jumalten hämärä  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Not Perfect, But Important
8 February 2003 | by (Munich, Germany) – See all my reviews

I was about to turn the video recorder off after about 10 minutes, but something kept me going, and I'm glad it did.

Feye Dunaway is thoroughly annoying as the Jewish Mama (talk about an unfortunate piece of casting! Sorry, Ms. Dunaway - you've done brilliant work in your life, but you shouldn't have taken this role). Garry Marshall should also stick to producing and directing and not venture in front of a camera. Thanks to the talented Brendan Fraser and Jennifer Beals, I stayed with it, despite the - at times - heavy-handed writing and the over-the-top acting of Ms. Dunaway and Garry Marshall.

The script is a disaster, but at the end of the day, it actually has something very important to say for itself. I have never seen the subject of homophobia dealt with so directly and with such bravado as in this film. It's in your face; you can't escape it...and that's exactly the intent of this film. It asks uncomfortable questions, and gives uncomfortable answers. I just wish that Jonathan Tolins and Seth Bass had given their script to a good script doctor. They were definitely going in the right direction, and deserve praise for the effort - just didn't quite capture it on the page.

Again, Fraser and Beals are brilliant, and there are additional bon bons: Rosie O'Donnell and Jon Tenney also give memorable performances.

Bottom line: an important film that should be seen, although not perfect, but hey, what is?!


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