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Three Identical Strangers (2018)

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In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they're triplets who were separated at birth. But their quest to find out why turns into a bizarre and sinister mystery.

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Tim Wardle
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 11 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Shafran Robert Shafran ... Himself (as Bobby Shafran)
Michael Domnitz Michael Domnitz ... Himself
Howard Schneider Howard Schneider ... Himself
Ellen Cervone Ellen Cervone ... Herself
Alan Luchs Alan Luchs ... Himself
David Kellman David Kellman ... Himself
Hedy Page Hedy Page ... Herself
Alice Shafran Alice Shafran ... Herself
Elliott Galland Elliott Galland ... Himself
Eddy Galland Eddy Galland ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard Kellman Richard Kellman ... Himself (archive footage)
Justine Wise Polier Justine Wise Polier ... Herself (archive footage)
Mort Shafran Mort Shafran ... Himself
Ilene Shafran Ilene Shafran ... Herself
Janet Kellman Janet Kellman ... Herself
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Storyline

New York, 1980: three complete strangers accidentally discover that they are identical triplets, separated at birth. The 19-year-olds' joyous reunion catapults them to international fame, but it also unlocks an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes beyond their own lives - and could transform our understanding of human nature forever.

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The Most Amazing, Incredible, Remarkable True Story Ever Told


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Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic material | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Identical Strangers See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$171,503, 1 July 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,320,845, 18 October 2018
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RAW See more »
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Color | Black and White (archive footage)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie that the triplets had a cameo in is Desperately Seeking Susan (1985). See more »

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The Volvo used in the initial sequences was a later model year (from the 80's) than the actual year (in the 70's). See more »

Quotes

Robert Shafran: When I tell people my story, they don't believe it. I guess I wouldn't believe the story if someone else were telling it, but , I'm telling it and it's true, every word of it.
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References Donahue (1967) See more »

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Walking on Sunshine
Written by Kimberley Rew
Performed by Katrina & The Waves (as Katrina and the Waves)
Courtesy of Kyboside Limited, a BMG Company
Published by BMG Rights Management UK Ltd., a BMG Company
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Brilliant - proof positive of that old adage that real life is stranger than fiction
27 April 2018 | by michaeljtrubicSee all my reviews

Incredible well constructed and very well written, beautifully paced and staged. Honest heart moving testimonials underlined with stunning analysis and shocking revelations.

One of those documentaries that very carefully balances the emotional temperatures of the subjects discussed.

Very honest directing and as perfect an editing job as I can imagine.

These guys are at the top or their profession.

Thank you both the director and editor for coming to Hot Docs 2018


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