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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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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 »

Quotes

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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References Romeo + Juliet (1996) See more »

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Don't Grow
Written by Marc Anthony Thompson, Stuart Matthewman and Mark Polish
Performed by Marc Anthony Thompson
Marc Anthony Thompson appears courtesy of V2 Records, Inc.
Published by Ghengis Music/Skillet Turtles (ASCAP) and Monraflint Ltd. (PRS)
All rights for the U.S. administered by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP) and Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS)
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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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