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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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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 <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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

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9 August 1991 (USA)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$30,102,717 (USA)
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Ironically, this film and the 1991 action film "Stone Cold" starring Brian Bosworth, were both produced by Michael Douglas's company Stone Group Pictures. Douglas is staunch anti-gun activist. Both films feature heavy gun use. See more »

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During the first shootout, Alex fires at least 60 rounds from two 10-round Berettas without reloading. See more »

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Danielle: Where are you anyway?
Alex: I'm taking my brother on a fishing trip.
Danielle: Give him a big kiss for me, all right.
Alex: Big kiss? I'll give him a big kick in the ass, that's what I'll give him.
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Van Damme at his best
1 June 2007 | by (Bayamon, Puerto Rico) – See all my reviews

Double Impact could be one of Van Damme's best flicks. It contains action, humor, and great martial arts. This movie came out when I was in eighth grade, and it definitely brings good memories. Every one was talking about it when it came out. It begins when a British businessman and his wife are murdered by the mafia; the two twins are rescued by Frank Avery (played by Geoffrey Lewis) who was the family's bodyguard. Then the twins get separated, one is taken by Frank, the other ends up in an orphanage. 25 years later Frank decided to tell Chad (played by Van Damme) all about his parent's death, and that he must go back to Hong Kong to find the killers. Chad meets with his twin brother Alex (played also by Van Damme). One of the things that I love about this movie is that Chad and Alex have totally different personalities; Chad is more like a fly boy, and Alex is a street smart smuggler. The twins are always having disagreements, and there's even a fight scene between Chad and Alex, it was great. Also Bolo Yeung who's one of the villains of the movie, he incarnates, Moon the right hand of Nigel Griffith played by Alan Scarfe. The film is very entertaining, packed with great martial arts action. So on a weekend, buy a pizza, some beers, and invite some of your old high school friends, and enjoy this movie.


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