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Release Date:
16 December 1983 (USA) See more »
It took a twist of fate to make them two of a kind. See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Travolta ... Zack

Olivia Newton-John ... Debbie

Charles Durning ... Charlie

Oliver Reed ... Beasley

Beatrice Straight ... Ruth

Scatman Crothers ... Earl
Richard Bright ... Stuart
Vincent Bufano ... Oscar
Toni Kalem ... Terri
James Stevens ... Ron

Ernie Hudson ... Det. Skaggs
Jack Kehoe ... Mr. Chotiner

Robert Costanzo ... Capt. Cinzari (as Bobby Costanzo)

Castulo Guerra ... Gonzales
Warren Robertson ... Himself
Deborah Dalton ... Angie
Tony Crupi ... Det. Bruno
Kurek Ashley ... Soho Cop

Jill Andre ... Gladys

Ann Travolta ... Bank Teller
John Hudkins ... Bank Guard

Sheila Frazier ... Reporter
Michael Melon ... Student
Ellen Whyte ... Student
Kitty Muldoon ... Student
Michael Aronin ... Student
Tony Munafo ... Furniture Man

Kathy Bates ... Furniture Man's Wife
Tammy Brewer ... Loose Lady
Deborra Hampton ... Loose Lady
Roxanne Byrd ... Loose Lady
Steven Hirsch ... Jet Setter
Pamela Bowman ... Jet Setter's Date
Jacques Foti ... Maitre D' (as Jacque Foti)
Ted Grossman ... Waiter
Rochelle Kravit ... Restaurant Patron
Dee Griffin ... Restaurant Patron
Robin Adler ... Restaurant Patron
Philip Romano ... Restaurant Patron (as Phil Romano)
Richard C. Adams ... Restaurant Patron (as Richard Adams)

Donna Guidry ... Restaurant Patron (as Donna Porter)
Jeff Lawrence ... Restaurant Patron
Gary Woodward ... Restaurant Patron
Joe Cirillo ... Cop #1
Christopher Loomis ... Sarge
Dennis McKenzie ... Detective #2
Michael Prince ... Judge
Rick DiAngelo ... Van Driver
Jerome Michaels ... Customer

John Dresden ... Bartender

Charlie Picerni ... SWAT Officer (as Charles Picerni)

Walter Robles ... Bum (as Walt Robles)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bunny Gibson ... Acting Student (uncredited)

Gene Hackman ... God (voice) (uncredited)

Charles Hallahan ... Archbishop (uncredited)

Jon Hayden ... Fencer (uncredited)

Ilana Rapp ... Neighborhood Kid (uncredited)

Directed by
John Herzfeld 
Writing credits
John Herzfeld (written by)

Produced by
Joan Edwards .... associate producer
Kate Edwards .... associate producer
Michele Panelli-Venetis .... associate producer (as Michele Panelli)
Roger M. Rothstein .... producer
Joe Wizan .... producer
Original Music by
Patrick Williams 
Cinematography by
Fred J. Koenekamp  (as Fred Koenekamp)
Film Editing by
Jack Hofstra 
Casting by
Jane Feinberg 
Mike Fenton 
Valorie Massalas 
Production Design by
Albert Brenner 
Art Direction by
Spencer Deverell 
Set Decoration by
Marvin March 
Costume Design by
Tom Bronson  (as Thomas Bronson)
Makeup Department
Frank Griffin .... makeup artist
Barbara Lorenz .... hair stylist
Evelyn Trimmer .... hair stylist
Brad Wilder .... makeup artist
Production Management
Henry Kline .... production manager
Issy Shabtay .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frederic B. Blankfein .... first assistant director (as Fredric Blankfein)
John Moio .... second unit director
Joseph Paul Moore .... second assistant director (as Joseph Moore)
Art Department
Camille Abbott .... production illustrator
Barry Bedig .... property master
Stan Cockerell .... assistant property master
Leon Harris .... production illustrator
Paul Myerberg .... leadman
Everett Olson .... construction coordinator
Kandy Stern .... set designer
Robby Vandermark .... painter
Dianne Wager .... set designer (as Diane Wager)
Sound Department
Bud Alper .... production sound mixer
Max Bell .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
G.W. Davis .... sound editor
Sean Hanley .... loop editor
Frank Howard .... sound editor
David M. Ice .... supervising sound editor (as David Ice)
Richard Overton .... sound recording mixer
Theodore Soderberg .... sound recording mixer
Richard Sperber .... dialogue editor
Don S. Walden .... dialogue editor
Paul Wells .... sound recording mixer
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Alan E. Lorimer .... special effects (as Alan Lorimer)
Ken Speed .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Lou Carlucci .... special optical effects: Xenon Corporation
Charles Chiodo .... visual effects: Introvision Systems, Inc.
Sam DiMaggio .... visual effects: Introvision Systems, Inc.
Tim Donahue .... visual effects art director: Introvision Systems, Inc.
Lisa Dorney .... visual effects: Introvision Systems, Inc.
Bill Frenzel .... special optical effects: Xenon Corporation
Karl Garabedian .... special optical effects: Xenon Corporation
Clay Hutchison .... special optical effects: Xenon Corporation
Hall Hutchison .... special optical effects: Xenon Corporation
William Mesa .... visual effects supervisor: Introvision Systems, Inc.
Terry Molatore .... special optical effects: Xenon Corporation (as Terry Sittig)
John Murray .... visual effects: Introvision Systems, Inc.
Sam Nicholson .... visual effects supervisor
Elliot Rosenblatt .... visual effects: Introvision Systems, Inc.
Jim Stewart .... special optical effects: Xenon Corporation
Thomas Thomas .... special optical effects: Xenon Corporation
Cynthia Webster .... visual effects technical director: Introvision Systems, Inc. (as Brett Webster)
Kevin Kutchaver .... special optical effects (uncredited)
John Moio .... stunt coordinator
Tom Morga .... stunt double
Beth Nufer .... stunt double
Larry Holt .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Tom Morga .... stunts (uncredited)
Beth Nufer .... stunts (uncredited)
Debby Porter .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Larry Barbier .... still photographer
Richard Barth .... assistant camera
Dave Friedman .... still photographer
Richard C. Kratina .... camera operator: New York (as Richard Kratina)
Edward Morey III .... camera operator (as Ed Morey III)
John Murray .... key grip
Warren Rothenberger .... director of photography: New York
Gene Stout .... gaffer
Herb Ritts .... still photographer: poster art (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
James P. Cullen .... wardrobe: men (as Jim Cullen)
Ron Heilman .... assistant costume designer
Jackie Lahane .... wardrobe: women
Aida Swinson .... wardrobe: women
Editorial Department
Joanna Cappuccilli Lovetti .... assistant editor (as Joanna Cappuccilli)
John W. Carr .... assistant editor (as John Carr)
Lynzee Klingman .... additional editor
Pam Sharp .... assistant editor (as Pamela Sharp)
Location Management
Roger Paradiso .... location manager: New York
John R. Woodward .... location manager
Music Department
Kevin Elson .... music producer
David Foster .... song producer
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Kenneth Wannberg .... music editor (as Ken Wannberg)
Patrick Williams .... music adaptor
Transportation Department
Aram Betkijian .... transportation coordinator
Roy A. Grace .... driver
Dean E. Mason .... driver special effects
Other crew
Dan Curry .... title designer
Gary Kalkin .... unit publicist
James Koehler .... location auditor (as Jim Koehler)
Claire Mactague .... production coordinator
Julie Pitkanen .... script supervisor
Roger Schumacher .... animal supplier
Gary Weddington .... assistant auditor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Pair of Jokers" - USA (cable TV title)
"Twist of Fate" - USA (cable TV title)
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88 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Canada:PG | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-12 | Germany:12 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:11 (cut version) | Sweden:15 (uncut version) | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #27120)

Did You Know?

The movie was part of a 1980s cycle of Hollywood angelic comedies which had started with Heaven Can Wait (1978). The films included that movie and Two of a Kind (1983), The Devil and Max Devlin (1981), Defending Your Life (1991), Oh Heavenly Dog (1980), Kiss Me Goodbye (1982), The Heavenly Kid (1985), Made in Heaven (1987), Almost an Angel (1990) and Oh, God! (1977) and its two sequels. The phrase "Heaven Can Wait" forms part of the lyrics in Two of a Kind (1983)'s theme song "Twist of Fate" sung by Olivia Newton-John.See more »
Miscellaneous: 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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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Should be in that "Bad Movies We Love" book! Vintage '80s., 29 November 2003
Author: xavrush89 from Illinois, U.S.A.

This movie's unintentional humor is just as funny as the real humor intended to be. There's a lot to watch for here, the once-hot trendy hairstyles hairstyles, edible sunglasses, an small role by an up-and-coming Kathy Bates, are all in here. John's physique was still lookin' hot from "Stayin' Alive" (waxed chest and all), and Olivia's "Physical" haircut had grown out to a nice length by this time. Their clothes and hair are classic mid-80s. I'm sure it was a refreshing change for ONJ from the peasant dress she wore in "Xanadu." The plot is incidental, but an added reason to see this film is the wonderful presence of the late actors Scatman Crothers, Oliver Reed, and Beatrice Straight (a dramatic actor who inexplicably made this one of her only comedic roles). Reed is a pleasure to watch, and Crothers is as jovial here as he was playing Kick the Can in "Twilight Zone: The Movie." They should have realized what they had and made it more campy; but hey, as long as we're in on the joke. This should play on local UHF stations Saturday or Sunday afternoons in a double bill with the Carol Burnett/Alan Arkin film, "Chu Chu and the Philly Flash"!

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