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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 <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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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  »

Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)


$111,936,400 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito opted to do this film instead of "Suburban Commando". See more »


In the opening scene the doors to the laboratory are clearly marked 'top secret' and sealed the day the twins were born, but when the twins returned to the laboratory the doors were marked 'restricted entry'. See more »


Vincent Benedict: Women love men who are mysterious and devious. It keeps them on their toes. It excites them. You know what I mean?
Julius Benedict: No.
Vincent Benedict: You do like women?
Julius Benedict: Oh, very much so. They're strange and sensitive. They have compassion. I have the highest respect for women.
Vincent Benedict: [turns around] You're a virgin!
Julius Benedict: That's private.
Vincent Benedict: [to himself] A 230-pound virgin.
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References The Terminator (1984) See more »


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very fun movie
27 February 2002 | by (Nashville, TN) – See all my reviews

I'm a big Arnold fan so I enjoy most of his films and this is easily the best comedy he's ever done, one of the best comedies ever period! It deserves a much higher vote than a 5.9 I'd give it a 9. Arnold has been living on an island with his teacher for all his life till he finds out he has a twin so he goes and finds him and together they get Devito out of trouble, ok I didn't tell the story well but the movie is just hilarious and fun to watch Arnold and Devito make a good team.

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