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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 »

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Ross Kagan Marks (as Ross Marks)

Writers:

Jonathan Tolins (play), Jonathan Tolins (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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 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

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jumalten hämärä 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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A family torn about the possiblities of a gay child.
1 November 1998 | by bubba-35See all my reviews

This film was touching. It will make people question their beliefs and raises a lot of moral questions. The casting was very well choosen. Bredan Fraser does a wonderful job of playing a gay man torn over his families dilemma of having another gay child. It is a far stretch from his boy next door image.It shows his ability to portray a wide variety of characters. His sister, played by Jennifer Beals, is pregnant with a child that may possibly be gay. Her and her husband find out, through genetic testing, that their unborn child may grow up to be gay. Her family tries to help her decide if she should keep the child. Since David ( Fraser) is gay he causes his family to deal with the issue in a way they are not prepared to do. His family does not want to make this child suffer as David has. It will make you question yourself as to if there are somethings better off not to know. For instance is genetic testing for such things right and what would you do in that situation? I think this movie is worth watching.


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