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Twin Falls Idaho (1999)

R | | Drama | 29 March 2000 (France)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Blake Falls
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Francis Falls
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Penny
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Lawyer Jay Harrison
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Miles, a Doctor
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Jesus
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Surgeon
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Francine
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Sissy
Robert Beecher ...
D'Walt, the Elevator Operator
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Waitress
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Tre
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Flamboyant at Party
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Miss America
Socorra Mora ...
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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Patrick Bauchau arranged for the filmmakers to use the medical set of his television series, The Pretender (1996) See more »

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Blake Falls: Maybe I'll call you... when I'm single.
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special thanks for 'The Pretender' See more »

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References Romeo + Juliet (1996) See more »

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How Great Thou Art
Traditional Swedish tune, lyrics by Carl Gustav Boberg, English lyrics by Stuart K. Hine
Performed by Aubrey Ghent
Courtesy of Arhoolie Records
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Not until recently, on route to Yellowstone, did I realize there is Twin Falls, Idaho
16 October 2000 | by (sf, usa) – See all my reviews

A story about a grown-up pair of Siamese twin brothers - one does wonder. "Twin Falls Idaho" is a quiet yet possibly disturbing film (only if one is uncomfortable with the idea of looking at a pair of conjoined twins' physical features, which was actually only subtly featured). It is thought provoking and calmly sentimental. Well-written, acted, and just the right dosage, I felt.

It's a tender story about brotherly love, man and woman young love, sons and motherly love - full of humanity. The natural delivery of everyone in the movie, including Penny's friend, the doctor who gave a routine check up on the twins - there's a casualness and ease to his brief performance. Michele Hicks somehow fits perfectly into the role of Penny - there's just the enough measure of beauty and heart demonstrated by her acting. There's also her low voice, the way she talks; her lean figure, the way she walks. Along with the ever fascinating to watch Leslie Ann Warren, 'tis blessed casting. The Polish brothers are themselves remarkable. How they delivered such poignant sensitivity about a pair of attached Siamese twins, when they themselves were not, is amazing. Michael Polish directed this script that he wrote with brother Mark.

It's not Hollywood, not action movie. It is independent film flavor. It has no glamour - it does have some artistic camera angles and a dreamlike flashback sequence. But it is an intriguing film to experience, at its own pace, without rushing anything. The tone and mood, and the dim photography might suggest otherwise, but there is suspense and a secret to unfold. It all comes together naturally, with its slow dance. Its ending? Go see for yourself - it's an experience that would worth your while.

Applause to the Polish Brothers and everyone involved in the production of this film.


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