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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

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

Gross USA:

$985,341

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$985,341
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First film role for fashion model Michele Hicks. See more »

Quotes

Blake: The story of me is over.
Penny: In time, every sad ending will become happy.
Blake: [voice over] 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 »

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Lullaby
Performed by Fong Naam
Fong Naam appears courtesy of Celestial Harmonies
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One of the Best Films I have seen in quite a long time.
25 October 2004 | by dcape41564See all my reviews

"Twin Falls, Idaho" is a very well made film with unusual depth and complex emotional content. It is absolutely a must see for anyone wanting more than your usual Hollywood fodder and fluff. A different sort of Love Story and a gritty look at a uniquely off-center topic.

The Characters are often somewhat surreal, but not to the point of being ridiculous or unbelievable, this said same surrealism serves to make the imagery and story all the more powerful. The Hopeful and "Best of Humanity" themes and messages underlying the main story are clear to anyone that watches this fine piece of work.

Casting and Cinematography are exceptional. And the stand out performance without a doubt goes to the lovely Michele Hicks as Penny as well as fine performances by Mark and Michael Polish as the Twins. One of the Best Films I have seen in quite a long time.


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