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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Nigel Griffith
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Wu Fong Lung ...
Chinese Nurse
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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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hong kong | boat | twins | tunnel | murder | See All (210) »


Two brothers separated by the violence. Now together in a mission of revenge. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)


$30,102,717 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


During the "factory" shootout, the bad guy in the blue shirt has a large fake blood spot on his right chest while he is still actively firing at Chad. See more »


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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Referenced in Army of One (1993) See more »

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early nineties action fodder
13 January 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

bought this movie new for five dollars so i wasn't expecting too much. thoroughly enjoyed after viewing it because it has van damme as an action star playing dual roles as twin brothers who avenge the murder of their parents. it's van damme in tip-top shape coming off the success of his earlier films bloodsport and cyborg. in this feature he gets to show quite a bit of skin as he kung-fu's his way through an array of henchman and villains. it's nice to see the film being shot on location in hong Kong as it shows the city social scene at night. i though the nineties fashion was also fun to see and groan at. while van damme is no Shakespeare, he gets through the movie fine enough with his boyish good looks and charms. the action sequences and his one on one combat scenes are well choreographed and fun to watch. it doesn't hurt either that alonna shaw is in the film too. a film worth watching if you're a fan of action stars at their finest before age sets in and their physique is longer prime.

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