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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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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 <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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The Corsican Brothers  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$30,102,717 (USA)
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Director Albert Pyun was briefly approached when the project was then called 'The Corsican Brothers' in the late 1980's. He said on his Facebook page in 2012: "The last time I've spoken with JCVD was on the roof of a building across the street from Cannon on Wilshire. JCVD wanted to talk in private and he told me the story he wanted to do for his next film called "Corsican Brother" which became Double Impact I believe. JCVD asked if I would want to direct it for him. The whole idea of TWO JCVD's seemed a bit far fetched and I did not commit either way but told him I had reservations about how the twins idea would work. I told him I thought he should keep moving in the direction of a pure action star and leave the gimmick movies behind. Haven't seen or talked to him since directly." See more »

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When Chad comes back to the hideout to find Alex drunk, in the scenes where they are together you can see through Alex. See more »

Quotes

Kara: What's the big hurry? Are you, um... hiding something?
Danielle: No.
Kara: No? Well, that's good, because... I have to frisk you. And if I don't find anything, well, then... I can let you go.
Kara: Now we can just forget this ever happened. Come on, now, turn around. That's a good girl. Yeah. And now... you can frisk me.
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Superb action
31 July 2000 | by (Froland, Norway) – See all my reviews

Double Impact is one of Van Damme`s finest moments on the actionfilm-arena. It delivers what it must to succeed, namely tons of great fighting scenes, which is what Van Damme-movies are all about(well, almost). If you want to rent an old action-flick, Double Impact is one of the best movies Van Damme has ever done! 9/10


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