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Twins (1988)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 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 short, a womanizer, and small-time crook.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Al Greco
Bob Klane (as Thom McCleister)
David Efron ...
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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Only their mother can tell them apart.


Comedy | Crime


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Release Date:

9 December 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Experiment  »


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,174,980, 11 December 1988, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$104,700,000, 31 December 1989
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Julius and Vincent were obviously named after historical figures Roman Emperor Julius Caesar and artist Vincent Van Gough. See more »


When Julius and Vincent call into the institute to find out about their past, the car is parked over the line in the car park, effectively taking up two parking spaces. When they come back out, the car has moved down a few spaces and is parked between the lines. See more »


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 »


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


Performed by Jeff Beck, Terry Bozzio, Tony Hymas and Peter Richardson
Written by Little Freddie King and Sonny Thompson
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Schwarzenegger and DeVito twins? Stranger things have happened.
18 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

Twins is a hilarious film and one of DeVito and Schwarzenegger's best films of all. Schwarzenegger is the kind of actor that can act in serious movies and funny movies. He certainly proves he can do that in this movie. And DeVito is just perfect for his role. From start to finish, Twins is a hilarious movie that makes your sides ache with laughter.

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