Friday, November 7, 2014

In the Gloaming

1997 American Television Movie

Cast: Glenn Close, Bridget Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Robert Sean Leonard and David Strathairn
Director: Christopher Reeve
Writers: Will Scheffer, based on the short story by Alice Elliott Dark

When Danny learns he's dying from complications of AIDS, he returns to his childhood home to live out the last months of his life with his affluent family. But as Danny seeks solace, frictions escalate within his already dysfunctional family.



  • VHS: Available
  • Book: Available


  • CableACE Awards for Dramatic or Theatrical Special, Actress in a Dramatic Special or Series (Close), Writing and Original Score.
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Made for TV Movie.
  • Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Made for Television Movie, Directing for a Miniseries or a Special, Lead Actress (Close), Supporting Actress (Fonda) and Cinematography.
  • Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries (Close).
  • Writers Guild of America Award nomination for Television - Adapted Long Form.

  • Directorial debut of actor Christopher Reeve. His wife Dana sings the song "In The Gloaming" during the credits, and his son Will plays the younger version of Danny in the film.

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