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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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Francis Falls
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Lawyer Jay Harrison
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Miles, a Doctor
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Jesus
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Surgeon
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Francine
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Sissy
Robert Beecher ...
D'Walt, the Elevator Operator
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Tre
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Flamboyant at Party
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Miss America
Socorra Mora ...
Guadelupe
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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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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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29 March 2000 (France)  »

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Les frères Falls  »

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

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Blake Falls: Maybe I'll call you... when I'm single.
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special thanks for 'The Pretender' See more »

Connections

Followed by Jackpot (2001) See more »

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Wish
Written by Jon Gries, Mark Polish and Michael Polish
Performed by Mark Polish and Michael Polish
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One of the 5 best movies I've ever seen
20 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

I caught the beginning of Twin Falls, Idaho one evening while flipping past the Independent Film Channel. I was immediately hooked by the story. The acting was absolutely riveting, and while the plot may have been slow to develop, and even a bit predictable, there was an intangible quality about it that kept my eyes glued to the screen.

Michele Hicks is brilliant in a difficult role. My heart nearly broke when she was shunned by the Falls brothers. Lesley Ann Warren was excellent as the cliche mother. But the real kudos belong to the Polish brothers, who were responsible for the writing, acting, and directing. I was convinced that the story they told was real when I first saw them. The bond they display on screen is definitely not contrived. I was completely blown away by the tenderness and understanding they shared.

All in all, one of the 5 best movies I have ever seen. It is rare for me to be so completely gripped by a movie as I was when I saw this one. And yet, I just couldn't tear myself away. 10/10


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