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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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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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$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 and Danielle are chasing Griffith between the containers, Griffith's shadow is cast back and Chad and Danielle's shadow is cast forward. See more »

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Chad: What the hell happened?
Alex: You fucked up!
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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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