Three Identical Strangers

Three Identical Strangers

DVD - 2018
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The astonishing true story of three men who make the chance discovery, at the age of nineteen, that they are identical triplets, separated at birth and adopted to different parents. The trio's joyous reunion in 1980 catapults them to fame but it also sets in motion a chain of events that unearths an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes far beyond their own lives, a secret that goes to the very heart of all human behavior.
Published: Universal City, CA :, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: DVD 174.28 THR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 minutes) :,sound, color with black and white sequences ;,4 3/4 in.
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4 3/4 in., color, rda
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Dec 08, 2018

This movie blows your mind. It starts out as a very amazing coincidental "truth is stranger than fiction" type of story, and then just gets deeper and deeper and darker and deeper until you want to throw your arms and ask "is there any aspect of life that this movie does not give a good existential shake??"

Dec 03, 2018

crazy story

Dec 01, 2018


Nov 29, 2018

Fascinating and very sad at the same time. Amazing things "professionals" do in the name of science.

Nov 29, 2018

Disturbing and fascinating at once. Truth is indeed stranger than fiction.

Nov 27, 2018

"In the name of unethical research". This was truly a jaw dropping, shocking and heartbreaking true story of a secret scientific experiment done on babies and gone wrong. Of course a prominent psychologists Dr. Peter Neubauer got absolutely away with it!
It was chilling for me watching the interviewed researcher and especially the Neubauer's assistant talking and laughing about the experiment on the camera. They represented pure evil.
And now imagine: there are still some of us walking around not knowing we have a sibling out there!

Nov 24, 2018

Josef Mengela would have loved this study. He was so fascinated with twins that he spent a considerable amount of research trying to create twins. Ironic these guys were Jewish? Maybe that is why Yale deep sixed it!

Nov 16, 2018

At first uplifting, because the triplets find each other (in an amazing way) when they are just 19-years-old and instantly become the best of friends/brothers. But not all is happiness & roses as the story develops. I was sad by the time the story ended - but I still believe watching the film is worthwhile.

Oct 09, 2018

I was hooked from the first minutes of this engrossing documentary. I won't give away any of the twists and turns of this unbelievable but true story but you probably know it's about identical triplets who were adopted by different families and then miraculously found one another almost twenty years later. But you may not know what happens next. For some reason, I didn't know about this whole story back in the '80s (it was a busy decade for me) so I came into the narrative not knowing a whole lot--which made the viewing all the more fascinating. A very thought-provoking film.

Oct 07, 2018

what starts off as a fascinating mystery devolves into a pop psychology melodrama, a dilemma not at all of the order of other egregious, nominally scientific, experiments taking place when these were not, as now, morally castigated, Residential Schools in Canada, for instance, or the pharmaceutical scandal of Thalidomide babies then - it's hard to feel sorry for guys who profited immensely from their situation, the high life in New York in the 80s, wine, women, song, and much worse, who were demonstrably profligate, who, had they been kept together, probably would've been not as celebrated, however sorry might've been the consequences of later, not their initial separation, but life's injustices, which we all experience, often significantly more distressingly - pass, in other words, the popcorn, we've been there

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