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They were actually quadruplets, the fourth died at birth and was unknown till after the documentary.
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The movie that the triplets had a cameo in is Desperately Seeking Susan (1985).
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Bizarrely, this incredible true story has many similarities to the overall plot and themes of the horror film Raising Cain (1992) as well as the X-Files episode The X-Files: Eve (1993).
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Debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in early 2018.
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Three Identical Strangers was part of The Hot Docs festival's 25th anniversary line up in Toronto. Both screenings of Three Identical Strangers at the festival were sold out.
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A U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Storytelling was presented by Chaz Ebert to: Three Identical Strangers /U.S.A. (Director: Tim Wardle, Producer: Becky Read) - New York,1980: three complete strangers accidentally discover that they're identical triplets, separated at birth. The 19-year-olds' joyous reunion catapults them to international fame, but 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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One of the brothers was convicted of man slaughter of an 83 year old woman, who was brutally murdered after a botched robbery in 1978. He received a reduced sentence for testifying against the murderer.
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David, Eddy, and Bobby meet up in 1980. That same year, Stephen King released two excerpts from his book Firestarter, fully released the following year. That book features a shady organization performing a study that was never released as well as monitoring the development of a child. The triplets eventually learned that these things happened to them in reality.
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