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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
5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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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

Penny: Is there a sad ending?
[as she nods to the book he's reading]
Francis Falls: In time, every sad ending will become happy. 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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Crazy Credits

special thanks for 'The Pretender' See more »

Connections

References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Edge Test One
Written and Performed by Stuart Matthewman (as Cottonbelly)
Published by Monraflint Ltd. (PRS)
All rights for the U.S. administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS)
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Breathtaking!
6 February 2004 | by yossarian100See all my reviews

I kept holding my breath while watching this movie. Not like being underwater or anything like that but more like kissing the love of your life or holding your own child in your arms for the first time. Like that. I had to remind myself to breathe. Twin Falls is one of the most beautiful films I've ever seen. Finely crafted to the extreme, delicately directed, with performances that absolutely broke my heart. The Polish brothers have created something truly remarkable here, and Michele Hicks, in her first film performance, is amazingly stunning and talented. Twin Falls is definitely a work of art!


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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

Gross USA:

$985,341

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$985,341
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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