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Twins (1988)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 9 December 1988 (USA)
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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Bob Klane (as Thom McCleister)
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Morris Klane
Peter Dvorsky ...
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 | Crime

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9 December 1988 (USA)  »

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The Experiment  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$111,936,400 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene when Julius and Vincent are walking down the street in matching suits, Vincent calls Julius "Mr. Ice" in reference to how cool he looks. Arnold Schwarzenegger later played Mr. Freeze in Batman & Robin. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Julius Benedict: I did nothing. The pavement was his enemy.
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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 »


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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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Schwarzenegger and DeVito twins? Stranger things have happened.
18 April 2000 | by (Ardmore, PA) – 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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