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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Mitchell Traven
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Burt Klane
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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

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The money was not available to pay to the two main stars and the director their normal fees. They decided to split a percentage of the gross profits between the three of them and ended up making more than they would have made taking their fees upfront because the film was such a hit. See more »

Goofs

When Julius throws one of the Klane brothers into the elevator, the cable that pulls him backwards is visible. See more »

Quotes

Vincent Benedict: Money talks and bullshit walks!
Julius Benedict: How can bullshit walk?
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Referenced in Conan: And the Wind Whispered 'Balls' (2011) See more »

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TURTLE SHOES
Performed and Written by Bobby McFerrin & Herbie Hancock
Courtesy of Capitol Records Inc., Special Markets Inc. and CBS Records
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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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