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The Twilight of the Golds (1996)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 23 March 1997 (USA)
When Suzanne Stein has a genetic analysis done on her unborn child, she discovers that although she has a healthy baby, the child will most likely be born gay, like her brother, David. She ... See full summary »

Director:

Ross Kagan Marks (as Ross Marks)

Writers:

Jonathan Tolins (play), Jonathan Tolins (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Garry Marshall ... Walter Gold
Faye Dunaway ... Phyllis Gold
Jill Bernstein Jill Bernstein ... Young Suzanne
Mark Shunkey Mark Shunkey ... Young David
Jennifer Beals ... Suzanne Stein
Brendan Fraser ... David Gold
Jon Tenney ... Rob Stein
Sean O'Bryan ... Steven
John Schlesinger ... Dr. Adrian Lodge
Rosie O'Donnell ... Jackie
Patrick Bristow ... Brandon
Rose Marks Rose Marks ... Mrs. Stein
Jill Lover ... Farm Girl / Auditioner
Robert Barry Fleming ... Randy
Lucas Richman ... Erik
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When Suzanne Stein has a genetic analysis done on her unborn child, she discovers that although she has a healthy baby, the child will most likely be born gay, like her brother, David. She must decide whether to keep the child, or to have an abortion. Her family enters a crisis about love and acceptance as she makes this difficult choice. Written by Phil Fernando

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Ten fingers, ten toes... and gay. Do you still want him? See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Twilight of the Golds See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Definitely worth seeing but...
17 January 1999 | by Toto-11See all my reviews

A couple does all kinds of genetic testing on their unborn child to make sure it has no genetic defects, diseases, etc. What they find out is that the kid is probably gay. This raises a lot of philosophical questions for the couple (the mother especially since her brother David(Brendan Fraser) is gay). The only movie I've seen that depicts both science AND organized religion in a negative light. The movie tackles several issues including how homosexuels are treated in the home and whether or not genetic testing is immoral. For that reason, this movie is definitely worth seeing. BUT Early in the film, when the test results are first revealed, I actually laughed. 'Is that all? Who cares!' were my thoughts. Then, for half the movie, the extremely annoying couple actually considers aborting the child. 'Your so annoying! Who cares?!' But see the movie anyway, it really is worth seeing.


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