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In the Gloaming (1997)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 20 April 1997
Danny, dying of Aids, returns home for his last months. Always close to his mother, they share moments of openness that tend to shut out Danny's father and his sister.

Director:

Christopher Reeve

Writers:

Alice Elliott Dark (story), Will Scheffer (teleplay)
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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Glenn Close ... Janet
Bridget Fonda ... Anne
Whoopi Goldberg ... Nurse Myrna
Robert Sean Leonard ... Danny
David Strathairn ... Martin
Annie Stark Annie Stark ... Young Anne
Will Reeve ... Young Danny
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roger Anthony ... Leaf Blower Man
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Storyline

Danny, dying of Aids, returns home for his last months. Always close to his mother, they share moments of openness that tend to shut out Danny's father and his sister. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Al caer la noche See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Christopher Reeve's wife, Dana, sings the song "In The Gloaming" during the credits, and his son plays the boy in the opening scene. See more »

Quotes

Danny: In the gloaming...
Janet: Not tonight, sweetheart. I'm sorry.
Danny: I wanna go home.
Janet: You are. You are home.
Danny: I wanna go home.
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Connections

References 42nd Street (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

In the Gloaming
Music by Annie Fortescue Harrison
Lyrics by Meta Orred
Performed by Dana Reeve
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User Reviews

Heart-wrencher
13 May 2002 | by 1fortheroadSee all my reviews

I watched this movie not too long ago, simply because I am a big fan of Glenn Close. However, I was throughly surprised at the depth of sadness portrayed in the film, and the closeness between Janet and her son Danny. I was touched when Janet sung "Oh Danny Boy", I thought it was a very good addition to the film. This movie brings up very important topics: death, and love for your family no matter what. I would definately recommend a person to watch this.


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