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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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Mitchell Traven
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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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$111,936,400 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Even though their characters are supposed to be twins, Arnold Schwarzenegger is actually three years younger than Danny DeVito. Kelly Preston and Chloe Webb's characters are also supposed to be twins, but Webb is six years older than Preston. See more »

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Shortly after Julius arrives in Los Angeles, he tells a biker that he is from an island in the South Pacific "300 miles SSW of Fiji". In a later scene when he meets Marnie at the supermarket, he tells her that the island he is from is "300 nautical miles SSW of Fiji". A [standard] mile and a nautical mile are different measurements. A nautical mile is about 1.15 standard miles, which would make 300 nautical miles equaled to 350 standard miles. See more »

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Julius Benedict: Wait a minute. You forgot the third rule in a crisis situation.
Webster: What third rule?
Vincent Benedict: Third rule?
Julius Benedict: Yeah, third rule.
Vincent Benedict: [notices the crane above Webster] Oooh! The third rule.
Webster: What's the third rule?
Julius BenedictVincent Benedict: Duck!
[Vincent hits the crane switch which drops a pile of chains on Webster burying him]
Vincent Benedict: Yo! Holy shmoly! Now there's a man with a lot on his mind.
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I'D DIE FOR THIS DANCE
Performed by Nicolette Larson, Jeff Beck, Terry Bozzio and Tony Hymas
Written by Tena Clark and Gary Prim
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entertaining despite two unconventional leads
26 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

Odd, but entertaining comedy finds Scwarzenegger on a tropical island where he's lived and been educated his entire life without interaction from the outside world. He learns that he's the result of a sophisticated experiment and that he and reckless con man DeVito are in fact twin brothers who were separated at birth. They finally meet and are dumbfounded to learn how alike they are, despite their physical dissimilarities and their drastically different upbringing. Initial ingredients of this comedy seem far-fetched and desperately protracted, but the film is enthusiastically performed and laugh-out loud funny, with a good sense of family values. It goes without saying that DeVito and Schwarzenegger are an awkward casting choice, yet they connect and only add to the film's overall enjoyment. ***


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