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Twin Falls Idaho (1999)

R | | Drama | 29 March 2000 (France)
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Conjoined twins have their relationship tested when a woman takes interest in one of them.

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Michael Polish
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Polish ... Blake Falls
Michael Polish ... Francis Falls
Michele Hicks ... Penny
Jon Gries ... Lawyer Jay Harrison
Patrick Bauchau ... Miles, a Doctor
Garrett Morris ... Jesus
William Katt ... Surgeon
Lesley Ann Warren ... Francine
Teresa Hill ... Sissy
Robert Beecher Robert Beecher ... D'Walt, the Elevator Operator
Jill Andre ... Waitress
Ant ... Tre
Holly Woodlawn ... Flamboyant at Party
Sasha Alexander ... Miss America
Socorra Mora Socorra Mora ... Guadelupe
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Storyline

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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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Sony Pictures Classics

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2000 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Les frères Falls See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$49,849, 1 August 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$985,341, 21 November 1999
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Patrick Bauchau arranged for the filmmakers to use the medical set of his television series, The Pretender (1996) 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

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Lullaby
Performed by Fong Naam
Fong Naam appears courtesy of Celestial Harmonies
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A lovely film.
19 October 2003 | by jimbofletchSee all my reviews

I'd never heard of this until a few weeks back. I saw it last week on video. What a lovely film. It treats its subject matter with real sensitivity. The performances are believable, especially by the two Polish brothers (who made the film as well)as Siamese twins who have shacked up in a hotel for reasons initially unknown, while Michele Hicks is really sweet as the only person who will befriend them. The mood and pace is slow and beautifully graceful. A nice change from shallow, dumb blockbusters, Twin Falls Idaho is a very touching, tender film.


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