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The Twilight of the Golds (1996)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 23 March 1997 (USA)
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 »

Director:

Ross Kagan Marks (as Ross Marks)

Writers:

Jonathan Tolins (play), Jonathan Tolins (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Garry Marshall ... Walter Gold
Faye Dunaway ... Phyllis Gold
Jill Bernstein Jill Bernstein ... Young Suzanne
Mark Shunkey Mark Shunkey ... Young David
Jennifer Beals ... Suzanne Stein
Brendan Fraser ... David Gold
Jon Tenney ... Rob Stein
Sean O'Bryan ... Steven
John Schlesinger ... Dr. Adrian Lodge
Rosie O'Donnell ... Jackie
Patrick Bristow ... Brandon
Rose Marks Rose Marks ... Mrs. Stein
Jill Lover ... Farm Girl / Auditioner
Robert Barry Fleming ... 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? See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »

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A thought-provoking film
23 June 2001 | by nudnik-2See all my reviews

A suburban Jewish family with a married daughter and a gay son (Jennifer Beals and Brendan Fraser, respectively) have their ups and downs until the film poses the question: What would you do if you knew your child would almost certainly be gay? Though most enlightened people would say DUH!! What's the difference?, this story takes the premise and goes with it.

THE TWILIGHT OF THE GOLDS is a made-for-Showtime film, and not of theatrical quality. This is unfortunate, as it would have made an excellent theatrical release. The cast is good, but performances are a bit scattered. Somehow, Faye Dunaway doesn't hit me as the Jewish Mother type. But Brendan Fraser can do no wrong. If I wasn't already gay, I would turn gay for him! It was originally a play--- it would play beautifully on stage. Still, the film is worth seeing.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1997 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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