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Twin Dragons (1992)

Seong lung wui (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 9 April 1999 (USA)
Two twins are separated at birth, one becoming a streetwise mechanic and the other an acclaimed classical concert conductor. Finally meeting in adulthood they each become mistaken for the other and entangled in each other's world.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ma Yau / Die Hard
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Barbara
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Tarzan (Tyson in US Version) (as Teddy Robin)
James Wong ...
Mr. Ma - Twins' Father
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Mrs. Ma (Twins' Mother)
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Crazy Bull
David Chiang ...
Sgt. Chiang / Hotel security (as John Keung)
Mabel Cheung ...
Tsui
Alfred Cheung ...
Boss Yung
Lung Wei Wang ...
Wai
Anthony Chan ...
Hotel concierge
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Tammy (as Nina Li Chi)
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Cafe cashier
David Wu ...
Cafe waiter
Philip Chan ...
Hotel Manager Chen
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Storyline

On holidays in Hong Kong, Mrs Ma gives birth to identical twins. A criminal in the same hospital attempts to escape, taking one of the twins hostage. The child is lost during the confusion, and Mr and Mrs Ma return to New York with one child. Years later, John Ma is a famous conductor and pianist, unaware that his twin brother "Boomer" is a mechanic/race car driver/bodyguard in Hong Kong. When John travels to Hong Kong to give a concert, the twins get caught up in each other's business, about which they are anything but experts. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Genres:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some shootings, non-stop martial arts violence, and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,829,990 (USA) (9 April 1999)

Gross:

$8,332,431 (USA) (2 July 1999)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Upon the movie's North American release, Canada-based kick-boxing entrepreneurs Martin McNamara and Michael McNamara sued Miramax Film Corp., Alliance Atlantis Communications, and Front Row Entertainment Inc. for their continental promotion of the film. Claiming copyright and trademark infringement, the McNamaras - who hold the copyright on the term "Twin Dragons" as the name of their martial arts academy - asserted that the movie "tarnished" their image as fighting promoters and asked for a total of $37 million in damages. See more »

Goofs

The screen of the television set used in the first fight against the gang, is smashed/intact between shots. See more »

Connections

Edited into Long de shen chu: Shi luo de pin tu (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Overture: Ruslan and Lyudmila
(uncredited)
Composed by Mikhail Glinka
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User Reviews

Cool! But not strong enough!
23 June 2001 | by (Toronto,Ontario) – See all my reviews

Well the movie itself was good. But! There are only 5 action scenes! The first action scene is a classic so is the car factory fight scene at the end! Also there is bus chase on the streets of Hong Kong. Brief fight scene in a mall. And A boat chase on the sea. And otherwise the movie is funny as hell. But the two great directors didn't make this the best movie there is. This a comedy filled with action. I liked it. BUT ONLY ONE JACKIE CAN FIGHT. So go rent this funny movie with some nice chases, stunts, and fights.


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