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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.

Director:

Michael Polish
5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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.

Genres:

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

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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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special thanks for 'The Pretender' See more »

Connections

References Romeo + Juliet (1996) 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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the best film I've seen this year
24 October 1999 | by T-10See all my reviews

I drove sixty five miles one way to see this film and it

would have bargain at twice the distance. This film is

superbly written and acted and I see no flaws. The premise which is cojoined twins played by the Polish brothers, identical twins, is original and delivered with a poignancy that is rare. I spoke to a couple of people after the film who said they thought they would be uncomfortable with the subject and were for a couple of

minutes but then became totally involved and forgot. I

will not go into the storyline as this is a film you should enjoy as it unfolds, but I caution you to pay attention as there is alot to be appreciated in watching

the intimacy between these brothers as well as the dialogue, sometimes almost inaudible between the brothers. The film also offers analogies, puns, metaphors, and an interesting array of supporting characters. There is also alot of "hidden" humor so watch carefully. Although there is alot of sadness in the film, the overall feeling after was uplifting. This film was on my mind for days and I think it was the first thing I brought up in conversations. This is a MUST SEE for anyone that enjoys film that are not standard fare. I am

looking forward to adding it to my video collection. FOUR

STARS!!!!


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