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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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Al Greco
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Granger
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Storyline

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 <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Only their mother can tell them apart.

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9 December 1988 (USA)  »

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The Experiment  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$111,936,400 (USA)
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Trivia

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito would both later go on to star as Batman villains: DeVito as The Penguin in Batman Returns (1992), and Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze in Batman & Robin (1997). See more »

Goofs

The twins were told that their mother was at an artists' colony 200 miles north of Santa Fe. That would have put them in downtown Alamosa, Colo. (36 miles too far north to be in New Mexico). See more »

Quotes

Webster: [On Vince's trail, Webster has come to his house, and finds it empty, save for Julius, the cat] Well what have we here? What a cute little kitty! So, where's Daddy?
Webster: [Picking up the cat, he finds the information Vince wrote down in the trash basket. He holds it up to read it] Well, well, well. Thank you very much...
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Crazy Credits

The Title "Twins" appears with two "i" (one of them is smaller than the other one) referring to the appearance of the two main characters. See more »

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THE STUMBLE
Performed by Jeff Beck, Terry Bozzio, Tony Hymas and Peter Richardson
Written by Little Freddie King and Sonny Thompson
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Arnold's best comedy
8 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

The mismatched duo of Schwarzenegger and DeVito work to perfection in this hilarious comedy. Arnold is great as Julius, the one who always looks at the bright side, and DeVito is fantastic as Vincent, the greedy, dull, and depressed one. Marshall Bell is also a formidable bad guy. Sit back and enjoy. 3/4


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