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Double Impact (1991)

R | | Action, Crime | 9 August 1991 (USA)
Twin brothers are separated when their parents are murdered but 25 years later they re-unite in order to avenge their parents' death.

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Mr. Chen
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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 | twins | boat | tunnel | murder | See All (204) »

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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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The film contains multiple similarities to the Double Dragon videogame series, including the concept of martial artist twin brothers and the archetypes of several lesser villains. 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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Chad Wagner: [after being knocked out by Alex] Frank. Frankie... what's going on here?
Frank Avery: Chad, he's your brother. Look at him! For Christ's sake, look at him! Just take a look at him! He's your twin brother!
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Double the trouble with Van Dammage
14 April 2002 | by (Swindon, UK) – See all my reviews

Egos run wild as Van Dammage is given the double dosage in this rampant, enjoyable thriller; hampered somewhat by the now two dreadful acting displays instead of the one. Yet credit where its due, this is one of his better outings, broadening his thespian ranges as well as stylishly kicking people in the head a lot. Revenge is on the cards again, playing both twin brothers separated at birth and reunited 25 years later (one's a US aerobics instructor who wears the silk underwear, the other a tough cigar-chomping gangster-type raised in the Hong Kong). Their parents, you see, were hopelessly slaughtered when they were babies, and summarily they vow vengeance. It's all laughable enough, as it should be: violent as hell with a Bolo villain and two Jean-Claude's causing complete bloody chaos - who could ask for more?


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