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Double Impact (1991)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  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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hong kong | boat | twin | tunnel | drugs | See more »

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


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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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Director Sheldon Lettich and martial artist Frank Dux both claim that Dux worked on the movie as a fight choreographer but left the production before filming was finished. Lettich recalls that Dux was having problems getting along with others on the set, whereas Dux claims that he was being expected to work more than he had agreed to by editing and re-writing the script on a daily basis. See more »

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When Chad hangs from a warehouse ledge, the street below is a blue screen effect, visible to the naked eye. 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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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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