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Twin Falls Idaho (1999)

R | | Drama | 29 March 2000 (France)
Francis and Blake Falls are conjoined twins who live in a neat little room in a rundown hotel. While sharing some organs, Blake is always fit and Francis is very sickly. Into their world ... See full summary »

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Miles, a Doctor
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D'Walt, the Elevator Operator
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Guadelupe
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Francis and Blake Falls are conjoined twins who live in a neat little room in a rundown hotel. While sharing some organs, Blake is always fit and Francis is very sickly. Into their world comes a young lady, who turns their world upside down. She gets involved with Blake, and convinces the two to attend a Halloween party, where they can pass themselves off as wearing a costume. Eventually Francis becomes really ill, and they have to be separated. They then face the physical and mental strains that come from their proposed separation. Viewers will be inclined to believe that the two are really Siamese twins, but in fact they are simply real-life brothers playing the parts convincingly. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A different kind of love story.

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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29 March 2000 (France)  »

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Les frères Falls  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$49,849 (USA) (30 July 1999)

Gross:

$985,341 (USA) (19 November 1999)
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First film role for fashion model Michele Hicks. See more »

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Blake: The story of me is over.
Penny: In time, every sad ending will become happy.
Blake: [voice over] The sad ending is only because the author stops telling the story. But it still goes on. It's just untold.
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special thanks for 'The Pretender' See more »

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Followed by Jackpot (2001) See more »

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Performed by The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet
Courtesy of Yazoo, a division of Shanachie Ent. Corp.
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Five Stars out of Five--A Wonderful, Beautiful Film!
19 September 1999 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

"Twin Falls Idaho" is a dream-haunter of a film! Lovingly and meticulously directed by Michael Polish and written with quiet brilliance by Mark Polish (with help from twin brother Michael), this gentle, soft-spoken film is one of the three best films of 1999. The imagery in the film is often gritty and stark, pointing out subtext to the audience without utilizing masks or shadows. It's a wonderful story about the nature of relationships; about love and marriage and "divorce"; and about the lives of those unfortunates society labels as "different", and the realization that they are not so different as society may have initially supposed. The acting is superb; the Polish brothers are completely believable as the conjoined twins Blake and Francis Falls, performing feats like deftly buttoning up each other's shirts or playing the guitar together (Blake strums while Francis manages the fret for chord changes) as if they had, indeed, done it all their lives. As the film rolled on, I found myself loving these two guys as unique and colorful individuals, and empathizing with their plight. And the often-used "Hooker with a Heart" character Penny is given new light and life by Mark Polish's careful crafting of the character and by Michelle Hicks edgy yet warm performance. If you're like me, "Twin Falls Idaho" will leave you awake nights, thinking long and long. I look forward to seeing what the Polish brothers will do next, either collaboratively or on their own.


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