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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Avery
Danielle Wilde
Corinna Everson ...
Philip Chan ...
Raymond Zhang
Nigel Griffith
Bolo Yeung ...
Paul Wagner
Wu Fong Lung ...
Chinese Nurse
Body Guard With Spurs
Sarah-Jane Varley ...
Katherine Wagner
Kamel Krifa ...
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 <>

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

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Release Date:

9 August 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Corsican Brothers  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)


$30,102,717 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Freely based on Alexandre Dumas's novel "The Corsican Brothers", as the original working title was. It was even set to take place in France and Corsica. See more »


When Chad hangs from a warehouse ledge, the street below is a blue screen effect, visible to the naked eye. See more »


Chad: What the hell happened?
Alex: You fucked up!
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Spoofed in Twin Dragons (1992) See more »

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Great Jean Claude Van Damme Film!
13 March 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Every time I view this film, I enjoy the great photography of Honk Kong, the beauty of the country, excitement of the night lights and the forbidden areas of the dark back streets and its perils! Claude Van Damme (Alex Wagner) gave the audience a double take every time he made a fantastic martial arts endeavor. His great supporting actor was the veteran actor, Geoffry Lewis, (Frank Avery),"Mind Games",'03, whose main goal was to protect the twin boys who were almost killed as infants and see that they obtained the wealth that belonged to the both of them. The gals in the picture add some hot steamy scenes, especially in the Boiler Room! If you are not a Jean Claude Van Damme fan or do not like the great acting of Geoffrey Lewis, this is not the film for you. You will probably like the "Terminator Films"!

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