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In the Gloaming is a 1997 American made-for-television drama film based on a story written by Alice Elliott Dark. Directed by Christopher Reeve in his directional debut, it stars Glenn Close, Bridget Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg and Robert Sean Leonard. The film originally premiered on HBO on April 20, 1997.

In the Gloaming
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Written byWill Scheffer
Directed byChristopher Reeve
StarringGlenn Close
Bridget Fonda
Whoopi Goldberg
Robert Sean Leonard
David Strathairn
Music byDave Grusin
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Michael Fuchs
Nicholas Paleologos
Frederick Zollo
Producer(s)Nellie Nugiel
Bonnie Timmermann
CinematographyFrederick Elmes
Editor(s)David Ray
Running time67 minutes
Production company(s)Frederick Zollo Productions
HBO NYC Productions
Original networkHBO
Original releaseApril 20, 1997 (1997-04-20)



Danny is dying of AIDS and returns home to spend his final months. He shares moments of closeness with his mother that tend to shut out his father and sister.



The film won four Cable Ace Awards,[1] and was nominated for five Emmy Awards including "Outstanding Director for a Miniseries or Special".[2]


  1. ^ "A complete list of winners of the CableAce Awards". Variety. November 17, 1997. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  2. ^ Vivinetto, Gina (September 13, 2017). "Emmys flashback! See what the awards show looked like in 1997". Retrieved November 11, 2018.

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