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

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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 is fighting Moon, Moon ambushes him by rolling barrels at him, causing him to drop his gun. Moon then rushes in and kicks the gun away and then lifts a barrel to throw at Chad. In the next shot, not only is Chad several feet away from Moon despite backing up slowly, but he is reaching behind his back for the gun that was just kicked away a few seconds earlier. See more »

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Katherine Wagner: What are you going to do to my babies?
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Little support, but fun to watch
27 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, face it, Jean-Claude cannot act his way out of a wet paper bag. That is not why we watch him. We watch for the action, and this film has plenty of that.

No viewing of Jean-Claude's films would be complete without this one where he plays both himself and his brother. Separated by 25 years, one (Alex) stays in Hong Kong as a smugger, and the other (Chad) is a fitness instructor in California. That's ladies fitness instructor in pretty blue tights. Hmm, is there something to his role as "Gay Karate Man" in his first film? California Jean-Claude returns to Hong Kong to join Honk Kond Jean Claude to regain what is rightfully theirs. Luscious scenery provided by Alex's girlfriend Danielle (Alonna Shaw). Hot breathing brought on by action between Danielle and Kara (Corinna Everson). The return of Bolo Yeung (Bloodsport) as Moon is a big big plus for the film.

Lots of action, lots of laughs, and a good time for all.


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