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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 ... 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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There is no such thing as a perfect family. See more »

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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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Just don't expect me to march in a parade
8 July 2003 | by jost-1See all my reviews

The first and foremost thing to say about this movie is to note that it is a Fantasy! The jury is still out on the old nature/nurture debate about homosexuality, nor are we yet in the era of "designer babies." So after I got over my feelings of being manipulated by this script to consider a non-reality issue (that sneaked up on me too), I settled in to watch and listen to how it was handled.....and I have to admit, my verdict is "pretty well." The movie avoided all the stridency and preachiness which are endemic to politically correct/ disease-of-the week topics. It was painful to see Brendan Fraser's character wince as he witnessed his parent's feelings about his sexuality, but the movie allowed the parents their feelings too, and one even felt that it was courageous of them to be so honest about their own struggle. Everyone fared pretty well (except the daughter's husband, who for some reason was the "fall guy" and took the hit). The real hero in this drama was the boyfriend, who diffused some of the emotion in the family (no walk in the park). The characters were complex and believable, if the overall premise was not. But that's why we say "It's only a movie."


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