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Twins (1988)

 -  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

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Beetroot McKinley
Marshall Bell ...
Webster
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Al Greco
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Granger
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Mitchell Traven
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Burt Klane
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Werner
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Bob Klane (as Thom McCleister)
David Efron ...
Morris Klane
Peter Dvorsky ...
Peter Garfield
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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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Comedy

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9 December 1988 (USA)  »

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The Experiment  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$111,936,400 (USA)
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(DeLuxe)

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1.85 : 1
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Schwarzenegger got 20% of the profits, and made $35,000,000 through international sales, video/DVD sales and TV screenings. He earned more money from Twins (1988) than any of the Terminator movies. See more »

Goofs

When they are stealing the Cadillac, Julius says that if you lift the end of a vehicle to an angle greater than 45 degrees the alarms computer thinks that the car is being towed, and the alarm shuts off. 45 degrees would have to be over his head, and he lifts the car to only waist level. See more »

Quotes

Burt Klane: [knocking at the door] Open up, Vince. Come on, we know you're in there, we just wanna talk to you.
Bob Klane: [Klane Brothers come bursting in] Howdy!
Burt Klane: [to Webster] Who are you?
Webster: That's not really important, is it? I was just feeding the cat and then I was gonna leave.
Burt Klane: [Firmly] I asked you a question.
Webster: Well who are you?
Bob Klane: We're the Klane Brothers. That's Burt, this is Morris, and I'm Bob.
Webster: Interesting gene pool.
Burt Klane: Don't cast aspersions of my family.
Webster: Oh I beg your pardon, but you're looking for Vince Benedict, right?
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BROTHER TO BROTHER
Performed by The Spinners
Written by Tom Kimmel and Elizabeth Vidal
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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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