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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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Beetroot McKinley
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Al Greco
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Granger
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Werner
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Bob Klane (as Thom McCleister)
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Morris Klane
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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 | Crime

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9 December 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Experiment  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$111,936,400 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Devito's characters names are Julius and Vincent, respectively. In 1994, Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta played Jules and Vincent respectively in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, which Danny Devito produced. See more »

Goofs

When Julius is driving the Mustang for the first time and Vincent calls Julius on the cell phone to tell him to turn into the grocery store they are clearly on a busy boulevard. When Julius actually makes the turn, however, he is clearly turning off of a residential side street. See more »

Quotes

Marnie Mason: [Linda sees Vince on the street and is thrilled to see him] Vince!
Marnie Mason: I thought you broke up with him!
Linda Mason: I did, I did.
[kisses Vince]
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Connections

Referenced in 2001: A Space Travesty (2000) See more »

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YAKETY YAK
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.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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