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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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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$111,936,400 (USA)
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Trivia

When Julius drives Vincent's car into the supermarket car park on only two wheels. Arnold Schwarzenegger's reaction in the close-up shots were genuine. See more »

Goofs

When Julius asks to come with his brother on his trip to Houston, Julius says that where he wants to go is on the way to Houston. After Julius says this, in the shot from behind him, his lips are still moving. He is saying "on the way to Houston" again. See more »

Quotes

Vincent Benedict: Whoa, where you going with my desk?
Mover #1: Takin' back this furniture, man.
Mover #2: You're six months behind.
Vincent Benedict: You're behind! Six months behind. That's the problem. There's no trust in the world anymore.
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Referenced in Perfect Strangers: A Blast from the Past (1990) See more »

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TWINS
Performed by Philip Bailey and Little Richard
Written by Skip Scarborough and Lorrin 'Smokey' Bates
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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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