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Double Impact (1991)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  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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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 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 Frank Avery is driving the red sports car back to the house to rescue the family, the shadow of the camera attached to the bonnet/hood are clearly visible on the roadside to the left. See more »

Quotes

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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