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Goodbye Gemini (1970)

Unnaturally close, jet-setting twins become enmeshed in the Swinging London scene, where their relationship is strained after they befriend a predatory hustler and his girlfriend.

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Jacki
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Julian
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James Harrington-Smith
Alexis Kanner ...
Clive Landseer
Mike Pratt ...
Rod Barstowe
Marian Diamond ...
Denise Pryce-Fletcher (as Marion Diamond)
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David Curry
Peter Jeffrey ...
Detective Inspector Kingsley
Terry Scully ...
Nigel Garfield
Daphne Heard ...
Mrs. McLaren
Laurence Hardy ...
Minister
Joseph Fürst ...
Georgiu
Brian Wilde ...
Taxi Driver
Ricky Renée ...
Myra
Barry Scott ...
Audrey
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Unnaturally close twin siblings Jacki and Julian become enmeshed in the swinging London scene, where they attract the attention of the heavily endebted gambler Clive. Seeing a way out of his debts, Clive sets Julian up for a blackmail scheme, setting in motion a nightmarish sequence of events. Written by Erich Mees

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Jacki and Julian have evil twins. Each other. See more »


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Twinsanity  »

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David Curry: You and I should feel like two old tombstones, my dear. If we're not careful, someone might come up and inscribe us.
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Referenced in The Oral Generation (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Goodbye Gemini
Lyrics by J. Alexander Ryan
Music by Rick Jones
Performed by Jackie Lee
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Bizarre but cool Swinging London/British psycho flick
13 December 2006 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

This is a very decent movie directed by Alan Gibson, who would later become a second-rate Hammer director responsible for such dreck as "Dracula AD 1972" and "The Satanic Rites of Dracula". It features Judy Geeson, at the height of her loveliness, and Martin Potter, one of the pretty-boys from "Fellini's Satyricon", as a pair of seemingly innocent fraternal twins who come to London and are preyed upon by a crowd of jaded hedonists led by a guy named Clive (who sports flaming red mutton-chops and the strangest English accent I have ever heard).

Most of the movie resembles a more serious version of Pete Walker's "Cool It, Carol", and probably a more historically accurate one too as far as the Swinging London Era of the 1960's is concerned. The movie then veers into psycho territory, however. The twins have an unusually symbiotic relationship and display some psychopathic tendencies, like playing a nasty prank that causes their landlady to fall down the stairs. In the most memorable scene they dress up in bedsheets with only their eyes showing and challenge Clive to tell them apart. The childish game shockingly winds up with an ornamental sword going through one person's neck and everything unravels from there. Some may find the sheer pathos and the unresolved ambiguity of the end a little frustrating, but it makes for a memorable movie is nothing else.

I'd recommend this period because it is genuinely unique movie, but if you like films about Swinging London like "Blow Up" or "Cool It, Carol", or British psycho movies like "Peeping Tom" or "Twisted Nerve" this one should be especially enjoyable


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