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Twins -- Superstars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito team up for twice the laughs in this hilarious box-office blockbuster from director Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters).  An ambitious genetic experiment takes the wrong turn when two twins - who look nothing alike - are born and then separated.  Years later, the unlikely siblings meet: Julius, a highly educated but sheltered giant with a big heart, and Vincent, a pint-sized hustler with an insatiable lust for women and money. With girlfriends in tow and a hitman on their tail, the newfound brothers set off on a wild, cross-country misadventure to find their mother - but end up finding out more about themselves.
Twins -- A physically perfect, but innocent, man goes in search of his twin brother, who is a short small-time crook.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
William Davies (written by) &
William Osborne (written by) ...
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Release Date:
9 December 1988 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Only their mother can tell them apart.
Plot:
A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is a short small-time crook. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 4 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Arnold's best comedy See more (73 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Julius Benedict

Danny DeVito ... Vincent Benedict

Kelly Preston ... Marnie Mason

Chloe Webb ... Linda Mason

Bonnie Bartlett ... Old Mary Ann Benedict

Trey Wilson ... Beetroot McKinley
Marshall Bell ... Webster

David Caruso ... Al Greco

Hugh O'Brian ... Granger

Nehemiah Persoff ... Mitchell Traven

Maury Chaykin ... Burt Klane

Tony Jay ... Werner

Tom McCleister ... Bob Klane (as Thom McCleister)
David Efron ... Morris Klane
Peter Dvorsky ... Peter Garfield

Robert Harper ... Gilbert Larsen

Rosemary Dunsmore ... Miss Busby
Lora Milligan ... Stewardess
Richard deFaut ... Custodian

Richard Portnow ... Chop Shop Owner

S.A. Griffin ... Hollywood Biker #1
Billy D. Lucas ... Hollywood Biker #2
Lew Hopson ... Cop

Frances Bay ... Mother Superior
Marvin J. McIntyre ... McKinley's Man

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Oriental Man

Wayne Grace ... Cell Guard
Thomas Wagner ... Visiting Room Guard

Jay Arlen Jones ... Mover #1

Ty Granderson Jones ... Mover #2 (as Tyrone Granderson Jones)
Elizabeth Kaitan ... Secretary
Tom Platz ... Granger Son #1
Roger Callard ... Granger Son #2

Jason Reitman ... Granger Grandson

Catherine Reitman ... Granger Granddaughter

Dendrie Taylor ... Female Neighbor

Sven-Ole Thorsen ... Sam Klane
Gus Rethwisch ... Dave Klane
Linda Porter ... Painter

Bruce McBroom ... Handsome Father

Joe Medjuck ... Photographer (as Joseph Medjuck)
Frank Davis ... Security Guard

John Michael Bolger ... Security Guard (as John Bolger)

Steve Reevis ... Indian

Jeff Beck ... Lead Guitarist
Terry Bozzio ... Drums
Tony Hymas ... Keyboards
Nicolette Larson ... Singer
Jill Avery ... Bass Player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dustin Amy ... Picture Taker #2 (uncredited)

Heather Graham ... Young Mary Ann Benedict (uncredited)
Nicholas A. Shake ... Child (uncredited)
Raymond Storti ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Ivan Reitman 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
William Davies (written by) &
William Osborne (written by) and
Timothy Harris (written by) &
Herschel Weingrod (written by)

Produced by
Michael C. Gross .... executive producer
Sheldon Kahn .... associate producer
Joe Medjuck .... executive producer
Ivan Reitman .... producer
Gordon A. Webb .... associate producer (as Gordon Webb)
 
Original Music by
Georges Delerue 
Randy Edelman 
 
Cinematography by
Andrzej Bartkowiak 
 
Film Editing by
Donn Cambern 
Sheldon Kahn 
 
Casting by
Michael Chinich 
 
Production Design by
James D. Bissell 
 
Art Direction by
Christopher Burian-Mohr 
 
Set Decoration by
John T. Walker 
 
Costume Design by
Gloria Gresham 
 
Makeup Department
Joanna Balkin .... body makeup
Judith A. Cory .... hair stylist
Jeff Dawn .... makeup department head
Leonard Engelman .... makeup artist
Katherine Kotorakos .... makeup artist
Robert Ostermann .... hair stylist
Peggy Semtob .... hair stylist
Peter Tothpal .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Gordon A. Webb .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Giuliano .... first assistant director
Ira S. Rosenstein .... second second assistant director
Barry K. Thomas .... second assistant director
Linnea Ebba Wicklund .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Craig B. Ayers Sr. .... greensman
Steven Lee Baer .... set dresser
Ernest Depew .... construction coordinator
Bill Fariello .... lead man
Bryan D. Garofalo .... set dresser
Bill MacSems .... property master
Gordon Meloeny .... set dresser
Tom Miller .... assistant property master
Hope M. Parrish .... assistant property master
Nancy Patton .... set designer
Mike Reiber .... paint decorator
Robert G. Santarella .... set dresser
William James Teegarden .... set designer
Ed Verreaux .... set designer
Stuart Watnick .... assistant property master
Christopher Windisch .... construction foreman
Bob Camp .... shirt and sign art (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Rick Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer (as Dick Alexander)
Tom Buffum .... special sound effects
Gene S. Cantamessa .... sound mixer
Steve Cantamessa .... boom operator
Les Fresholtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Friedman .... supervising adr editor
Joe Gilbert .... adr editor
Mark Gordon .... sound effects editor
William Hartman .... sound effects editor
David M. Ice .... sound effects editor
Mark Jennings .... cable person
Fred Judkins .... supervising sound editor
Tom McCarthy Jr. .... supervising sound editor
Vern Poore .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeff Rosen .... sound effects editor
Edward Rossi .... sound effects editor (as Ed Rossi)
Mary Ruth Smith .... sound effects editor
Don S. Walden .... sound effects editor
David Williams .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Donald Elliott .... assistant special effects (as Donald R. Elliott)
Michael Lantieri .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Wayne Baker .... assistant camera: boss film plates (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Amber Alexander .... stunts
Bobby Bass .... stunts
Steve Boyum .... stunts
Jophery C. Brown .... stunts (as Jophery Clifford Brown)
Jerry Brutsche .... stunts
Buzz Bundy .... stunts
Vince Deadrick Jr. .... stunts (as Vincent Paul Deadrick Jr.)
Nick Dimitri .... stunts
Richard Drown .... stunts
Stephanie Epper .... stunts
Debbie Evans .... stunt driver
Debbie Evans .... stunts
Donna Garrett .... stunts
Sandra Lee Gimpel .... stunts
Marguerite Happy .... stunts
Roy E. Harrison .... stunts (as Roy Harrison)
Joel Kramer .... stunt coordinator
Steven Lambert .... stunts (as Steven Hal Lambert)
Lane Leavitt .... stunts
A. Michael Lerner .... stunts (as Allen Michael Lerner)
David Perna .... stunts (as David L. Perna)
Walter Robles .... stunts
R.A. Rondell .... stunts
Frank James Sparks .... stunts (as Frank J. Sparks)
Michael M. Vendrell .... stunts
Erik Cord .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Drown .... stunt double: Mr. DeVito (uncredited)
Peter Kent .... stunt double: Arnold Schwarzenegger (uncredited)
Joel Kramer .... stunt double: Arnold Schwarzenegger (uncredited)
Joel Kramer .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rick A. Benedetto .... electrician (as Richard Benedetto)
Dustin Blauvelt .... camera operator
Joseph Cosko Jr. .... second assistant camera
R. Michael De Chellis .... rigging gaffer
Robert Edesa .... camera operator
Brad Edmiston .... Steadicam assistant
William E. Fitch .... grip
Mikael Glattes .... second assistant camera
Cary Griffith .... key grip
Khan Griffith .... grip
Roy Heath .... grip (1988)
Michael J. Jacobs .... special still photographer
William Kenney .... dolly grip
Kris Krosskove .... first assistant camera
Jim Marquette .... assistant camera
Curt Marthey .... electrician
Bruce McBroom .... still photographer
Toby Phillips .... Steadicam operator
Alex Rodriguez .... rigging electrician
Phillip R. Sarabia .... grip
Hank Sheppherd .... second company grip
Bing Sokolsky .... first assistant camera
Chris Strong .... gaffer
Alex Touyarot .... first assistant camera
Rodney Veto .... grip
Randy Woodside .... best boy
Rick Fee .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Paul Jacobsen .... pre-rigging electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sally Jackson .... extras casting
Dorothy O'Leary .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Oda Groeschel .... costumer: women
Adrienne Manhan .... costumer
G. Tony Scarano .... costumer: men
 
Editorial Department
Debra Bard .... assistant editor
Jeffrey James Bell .... assistant editor (as Jeffrey Bell)
Debra Kahn Tolchinsky .... apprentice editor
Saul Saladow .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Peter Afterman .... music supervisor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Mike Deasy .... musician
George Doering .... musician
Frank Fitzpatrick .... supervising music editor
John Richard .... recorded & mixed Delerue score
Bruce Robb .... music engineer: score
Bruce Robb .... music mixer: score
Bruce Robb .... recorded & mix Edelman score
Dee Robb .... music engineer
Ted Stein .... music recording engineer
Diane DeLouise Wessel .... assistant music supervisor
Bruce Robb .... music recorder: score (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Gregory Dultz .... driver
John Feinblatt .... transportation captain
Shane Greedy .... production van driver
David Walden Sr. .... driver
James 'JR' Pollard .... transportation (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ellen Adolph .... production accountant
Carla Baron .... stand-in: Kelly Preston
Paul A. Calabria .... animal trainer (as Paul Calabria)
Pamela Cederquist .... production coordinator
Rhonda Columb .... assistant: Mr. Schwarzenegger
Celeste Cooley .... assistant: Mr. Reitman
Celli Crawford .... production assistant
Frank Davis .... production assistant
Pamela Easley .... production coordinator
Stuart Fink .... publicist
Kathi Freeman .... assistant: Mr. Medjuck and Mr. Gross
Leigh French .... adr group coordinator
Wilma Garscadden-Gahret .... script supervisor
Celeste Gose .... production assistant
Bárbara Hernández .... assistant production accountant
Kris Krengel .... production assistant
Lynn Marks .... assistant: Mr. Schwarzenegger
George McDowell Agnew .... location liaison
Karin McElhatton .... animal trainer (as Karin Dew)
J. Marina Muhlfriedel .... assistant: Mr. Devito
Paul Rahmes .... personal assistant to director
Penny Ress .... marketing consultant
Paula Tracy Smuin .... choreographer
Dawn Soler .... project manager (as Dawn Solér)
Charles A. Tamburro .... aerial coordinator: second unit (as Chuck Tamburro)
Charles A. Tamburro .... pilot
Mike Wacker .... assistant: Mr. Schwarzenegger
Donn Warr Lewis .... intern
Daniel Wheatcroft .... studio executive
 

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Runtime:
107 min
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Color:
Color (DeLuxe)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Régie du Cinéma Québec) | Finland:K-12 | France:U | Iceland:L | Norway:11 | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/6 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 (theatrical rating) (DVD rating) | South Korea:15 (video rating) | Spain:T | Sweden:11 | UK:PG | USA:PG | USA:PG (Certificate #29482) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

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:
Crew or equipment visible: 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:
Vincent Benedict:Women love men who are mysterious and devious. It keeps them on their toes. It excites them. You know what I mean?
Julius Benedict:No.
Vincent Benedict:You do like women?
Julius Benedict:Oh, very much so. They're strange and sensitive. They have compassion. I have the highest respect for women.
Vincent Benedict:[turns around] You're a virgin!
Julius Benedict:That's private.
Vincent Benedict:[to himself] A 230-pound virgin.
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Soundtrack:
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27 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Arnold's best comedy, 8 January 2002
Author: Real Critic

The mismatched duo of Schwarzenegger and DeVito work to perfection in this hilarious comedy. Arnold is great as Julius, the one who always looks at the bright side, and DeVito is fantastic as Vincent, the greedy, dull, and depressed one. Marshall Bell is also a formidable bad guy. Sit back and enjoy. 3/4

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