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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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Beetroot McKinley
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Al Greco
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Granger
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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

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9 December 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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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 »

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When the two babies are laying together in the beginning, there is clearly a hand under the sheet "helping" the baby Vince to kick the baby Julius. See more »

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Julius Benedict: If you're lying to me, I'll be back!
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Above average fish out of water/odd couple type comedy
10 April 2003 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This is a quietly amusing film which I enjoyed more than I expected.

While Schwarzenegger is the "star" of the movie, this is really de Vito's film. He dominates every scene he is in, and maintains a manic character who actually shows some change as the film progresses without losing the basic energy of his persona.

While the plot is a little tenuous at times and there are only one or two real belly laughs I enjoyed the film, even on the small screen. Worth watching, but probably not worth buying.


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