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God has had just about enough of the human's attitude so he will destroy the planet very soon. It is up to a struggling inventor and a bank teller, both with very amateur criminal minds, to save the world... Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Together for the first time since "GREASE" [John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John] [UK Theatrical] See more »


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The movie was nominated for 5 Razzie Awards but failed to win in any of the categories which included Worst Actor (John Travolta along with Staying Alive (1983)), Worst Actress (Olivia Newton-John), Worst Director (John Herzfeld), Worst Screenplay, and Worst Picture. See more »

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As Zack is leaving the bank, you can see his mustache is almost all the way off, then when he is running down the street his mustache is completely back on his face with no time to have fixed it. See more »


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"Livin' In Desperate Times" (as far as movies go)
15 March 2006 | by (Phx. Arizona ("Arizona Smells Funny"!- Homer Simpson)) – See all my reviews

One of the saddest things about the end of the 1970s is that most folks in Hollywood didn't realize until too late that they were over. I can honestly say I truly noticed how music,TV and movies all entered a grand state of confusion and lack of direction.

"Two Of A Kind" plays the card of "let's put Travolta and Olivia in another film". An all too obvious bait on a hook to attract movie goers and what fans they still had. The trouble is,they don't sing or dance in this movie,which is why everyone loved them in "Grease" and why women loved Travolta in that and "Saturday Night Fever".

The plot,as stated elsewhere is divine intervention from Heaven has to help bing these two unlikely mates together or the world is doomed! This also has to be done without interfering with "free-will". Despite the fact that they "do" interfere with it.

Travolta robs the bank that ONJ works at and this sets up the mostly forgettable story. It typically works out in the end,this is a "romantic comedy" after all.....I guess.

Olivia Newton-John has never really been an actress and although she shined greatly playing Sandy,she never really had a better part afterwards. Two years after this film,the hit songs stopped coming for her and we all know what happened to Travolta. This and other films like "Stayin' Alive" and "Perfect" tumbled John from the movie idol mountain-top for quite a few years.

As for "Two Of A Kind",it's good enough for simple escapist entertainment but for serious movie watchers who expect more,I doubt they'd take up their time with it. I still like it though,but not like I did in '83.

(Would you believe I chose this over "Scarface" that night? )


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