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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Les frères Falls  »

Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$985,341 (USA) (19 November 1999)
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Trivia

First film role for fashion model Michele Hicks. See more »

Quotes

Blake Falls: Maybe I'll call you... when I'm single.
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Crazy Credits

special thanks for 'The Pretender' See more »

Connections

Followed by Northfork (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Amapola
Written by Joseph M. LaCalle
Performed by Stuart Matthewman, Sandra Park and Rob Mathus
Published by Edward B. Marks Music Co. (BMI)
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Remarkable
20 February 2000 | by (DC) – See all my reviews

This film is still haunting me, even long after watching it for the first time. It depicts a rare insight into the exclusivity of sibling relationships and utilises a neutral tone that ironically intensifies every second of the story. Although the movie skims slightly upon cliches, that only helps to familiarise the audience with the plot so that they don't feel too alienated by the mystery of the twins. This most certainly is a treasured oddity in the video store.


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