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Twins (1988)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  9 December 1988 (USA)
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A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is a short small-time crook.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Beetroot McKinley
Marshall Bell ...
Al Greco
Mitchell Traven
Burt Klane
Bob Klane (as Thom McCleister)
David Efron ...
Morris Klane
Peter Dvorsky ...
Peter Garfield


Julius and Vincent Benedict are the results of an experiment that would allow for the perfect child. Julius was planned and grows to athletic proportions. Vincent is an accident and is somewhat smaller in stature. Vincent is placed in an orphanage while Julius is taken to a South Seas island and raised by philosophers. Vincent becomes the ultimate lowlife and is about to be killed by loan sharks when Julius discovers that he has a brother and begins looking for him. Written by John Vogel <>

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Only their mother can tell them apart.




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Release Date:

9 December 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Experiment  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)


$111,936,400 (USA)

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Julius drives Vincent's car up on the two right tires, then drops down, the car's airbag deploys. When the car falls down the camera was pulled back to a wide view from the front of the vehicle. The airbag was clearly visible for a brief moment. When the camera cuts to a close-up, there is no airbag showing. See more »


Julius Benedict: You moved too soon.
Burt Klane: [confused] What?
Julius Benedict: The second rule in the crisis situation.
Morris Klane: Uh oh, he's starting that funny talk again.
Julius Benedict: If you choose to bluff, you must be prepared to have your bluff called.
Burt Klane: This is no bluff.
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Performed by 2 Live Crew (Fresh Kid Ice, Brother Marquis, and Luther Campbell) with The Coasters
Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Courtesy of Skyywalker Records, Inc. and Atlantic Recording Corp.
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Jolly good fun.
14 October 1998 | by (Jena) – See all my reviews

Funny film and convincing acting from both De Vito and Schwarzenegger. The story itself seems a bit far-fetched although this is compensated by lots of hilarious moments and situations. The fun comes mainly from De Vito, he's at his best here. And if you don't like Schwarzenegger's action films - try this comedy! You'll sort of like him!

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