Double Impact (1991)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  9 August 1991 (USA)
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Jean Claude Van Damme plays a dual role as Alex and Chad, twins separated at the death of their parents. Chad is raised by a family retainer in Paris, Alex becomes a petty crook in Hong ... See full summary »



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Danielle Wilde
Corinna Everson ...
Philip Chan ...
Raymond Zhang
Nigel Griffith
Bolo Yeung ...
Paul Wagner
Wu Fong Lung ...
Chinese Nurse
Body Guard With Spurs
Sarah-Jane Varley ...
Katherine Wagner
Kamel Krifa ...
Eugene Choy ...
Mr. Chen
Jack Gilardi Jr. ...
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Jean Claude Van Damme plays a dual role as Alex and Chad, twins separated at the death of their parents. Chad is raised by a family retainer in Paris, Alex becomes a petty crook in Hong Kong. Seeing a picture of Alex, Chad rejoins him and convinces him that his rival in Hong Kong is also the man who killed their parents. Alex is suspicious of Chad, especially when it comes to his girlfriend. Written by John Vogel <>

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Rated R for strong violence, sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 August 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Corsican Brothers  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)


$30,102,717 (USA)

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In 2010, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Bolo Yeung were giving a martial art demonstration and Van Damme said hopefully one day he and Yeung will put a project together "Double Impact 2" and maybe Yeung will play a friend and not any enemy. In a 2012 interview promoting The Expendables 2 (2012), Van Damme mentioned that he would like to make another Double Impact movie with a more serious tone. During the interview, he also gave a rough idea of the plot: "Two twins one is coming back from Asia to LA to help his brother who is a con-artist and pretend to be a big Hollywood producer and he's in trouble with the mob". A Double Impact 2 script has been written by Van Damme and Sheldon Lettich (who co-wrote Bloodsport and Double Impact). Van Damme said "Hopefully, somebody smart enough, like an agent or a producer, can put that back together...I'm excited about it, you know?" See more »


During the first shootout, the same headlight of the enemy's vehicle gets shot out three different times. See more »


Alex: Maybe I'm drunk today, tomorrow I'll be sober, BUT YOU! WILL ALWAYS BE A FAGGOT!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Killer Shrews (1992) See more »

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Double the trouble with Van Dammage
14 April 2002 | by (Swindon, UK) – See all my reviews

Egos run wild as Van Dammage is given the double dosage in this rampant, enjoyable thriller; hampered somewhat by the now two dreadful acting displays instead of the one. Yet credit where its due, this is one of his better outings, broadening his thespian ranges as well as stylishly kicking people in the head a lot. Revenge is on the cards again, playing both twin brothers separated at birth and reunited 25 years later (one's a US aerobics instructor who wears the silk underwear, the other a tough cigar-chomping gangster-type raised in the Hong Kong). Their parents, you see, were hopelessly slaughtered when they were babies, and summarily they vow vengeance. It's all laughable enough, as it should be: violent as hell with a Bolo villain and two Jean-Claude's causing complete bloody chaos - who could ask for more?

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