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Elizabeth Kruger (screenplay)
Michael Swerdlick (screenplay)
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Release Date:
18 May 2005 (Hungary) See more »
It's an action adventure/adventure comedy. They play estranged twins with very opposite personalities... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
One of the more watchable Olsen movies See more (21 total) »


  (in credits order)

Ashley Olsen ... Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Dalton

Mary-Kate Olsen ... Shane Dalton

Brian Skala ... Marcus

Lukas Behnken ... Adam

Sarah Bastian ... Kelly (as Sera Bastian)

Joe Michael Burke ... Max

Zakk Moore ... Justin

Theo Rossi ... Anthony

Diana Carreno ... J.J.

Ty Hodges ... Charles (as Eric Ty Hodges)
Jeannette Weegar ... Sasha (as Jeanette Weegar)
Pablo Recasens ... Big Joe

Billy Aaron Brown ... Himself

Ben Easter ... Himself
Brocker Way ... Himself
Talon Ellithorpe ... Himself
Sterling Rice ... Office assistant

Cheryl Connell ... Office secretary
Kerri Morton ... Office intern #1
Kimberly Choma ... Office intern #2
Ella Lieberman ... Anthony's mom

Directed by
Craig Shapiro 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Elizabeth Kruger  screenplay
Michael Swerdlick  screenplay
Michael Swerdlick  story

Produced by
Peter Abrams .... executive producer
Bob Dahlin .... associate producer
Jeff Franks .... co-producer
J.P. Guerin .... executive producer
Robert L. Levy .... executive producer
Ashley Olsen .... executive producer
Mary-Kate Olsen .... executive producer
Neil Steinberg .... producer
Robert Thorne .... executive producer
Natan Zahavi .... producer
Jill Zimmerman .... co-producer
Original Music by
James S. Levine  (as James Levine)
Cinematography by
Guy Livneh 
Film Editing by
Sherwood Jones 
Casting by
Teri Fiddleman 
Shana Landsburg 
Production Design by
Jack Cloud 
Art Direction by
Karen Steward 
Costume Design by
Jeannette Godoy 
Shanna Knecht 
Judy B. Swartz  (as Judy Swartz)
Makeup Department
Joanne Barber .... key makeup artist
Roseanna Diana .... hair stylist
Dorit Genazzani .... key makeup artist
Danielle Russell .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Sherwood Jones .... post-production supervisor
Andjelija Vlaisavljevic .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Corky Cronin .... second second assistant director
Robert L. Levy .... second unit director (as Robert Levy)
Jay Ostrowski .... additional second assistant director
Roberto Ricardo .... second assistant director
Natan Zahavi .... first assistant director
Art Department
Eric J. Bates .... property master (as Eric Bates)
Kevin Gilbert .... on-set dresser
Bruce C. Knight II .... assistant property master (as Bruce Knight)
Sound Department
Richard Butler .... dubbing mixer
Andrew Casciato .... foley editor
Mary Jo Devenney .... sound mixer
Steven Erickson .... adr editor
Steven Erickson .... dialogue editor
Jeremy Hoenack .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeremy Hoenack .... supervising sound editor
Tony Kucenski .... foley artist (as Anthony Kucenski)
Srdjan 'Serge' Popovic .... boom operator (as Srdjan Popovic)
Noah Southall .... sound effects editor
Alejandro Alvarenga .... sound post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Dean Jackson .... digital effects artist
Johnny Martin .... stunt coordinator
Jörgtom Buttelmann .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Lowrance .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jaime Barajas .... video assist operator
Rick Edmondson .... key grip
Bryan Gilbert .... best boy grip
Saul Herckis .... gaffer
Eric Lee .... still photographer
Gary Lowrance .... electrician
Gary Lowrance .... grip
Tony Matulic .... second assistant camera (as Antony Matulic)
Richard Rasmussen .... best boy electric
Colleen Rea .... camera loader: second unit
Joseph Ruiz .... dolly grip
Wael Shukha .... electrician
Remi Tournois .... first assistant camera
Aiken Weiss .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laurel Goddard Thomas .... assistant costume designer
Cherlyn Lanning .... assistant costume designer
Lisa Stewart .... costumer
Editorial Department
Shaley Brooks .... colorist
Sal Koussa .... assistant editor
Kavitha Mathew .... assistant editor
Alex Nakada .... apprentice editor
Mike Summers .... apprentice editor
Luke Szabo .... on-line editor
Music Department
John Graves .... music editor
Tracy Hurley .... music supervisor
Michael Pagnotta .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Paul Feddersen .... transportation coordinator
Hugo Ocana .... driver
Colleen Rea .... driver
Benjamin Rivera .... driver
Lew Strong .... driver
Other crew
Kari Ashford .... double: Mary-Kate Olsen
Lisha Ashford .... double: Ashley Olsen
Manuel Brown .... production assistant
William Calvert .... adr loop group
Barbara Daoust .... dialogue coach
Leigh French .... loop group coordinator
Elisa Gabrielli .... adr loop group
Dov Gottesfeld .... production coordinator
Steven Graziani .... event consultant
Kelly Hayes .... production assistant
Frank Hintenberger .... craft service
Alicia Hopkins .... controller: USA
Hildelise Paez Lizarraga .... production coordinator
Gary Lowrance .... rescue diver
Oscar Manriquez Loya .... craft service
Joseph Daniel Nutt .... craft service
Luis Oropeza .... location manager
Phil Proctor .... adr loop group (as Philip Proctor)
Porscha Ricketts .... assistant: Ms. Zimmerman
Porscha Ricketts .... production administrator: Dualstar Productions
Al Rodrigo .... adr loop group
Kerry Schneider .... stand-in: Mary Kate Olson
Lisha Schneider .... stand-in: Ashley Olsen
Molly Schoneveld .... assistant: Mr. Abrams (as Molly Tripp)
Desiree Varni .... production accountant (as Desiree Killian)
Heather Wood .... script supervisor
Savannah Franks .... special thanks

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USA:92 min | Argentina:92 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Factual errors: Some eyeglasses (for nearsightedness) can be used to make a fire in the method shown in the film, but only in the orientation opposite that of the one they use.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Home for Actresses (2011)See more »
VictorySee more »


Chapter headings, an unofficial version, v1.00:
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
One of the more watchable Olsen movies, 3 February 2005
Author: blonde_ambition from United Kingdom

As far as Olsen movies go, this one is pretty good. It has a plot, and is actually watchable. Mary-Kate and Ashley have always been bad actors, and they haven't improved at all here, and once again they are practically playing themselves, but this is just a straight to video release and in that respect, it's just decent. And whereas most Olsen movies are basically an archive of them having fun, I think there was only ONE Olsens-having-fun moment in here.

To be critical, the acting is crap, the love interests aren't at all cute, and some of the supporting cast are pretty annoying, especially the girl who plays to win. It's a good movie for the Olsens, but it is unfortunately let down by a "twist" ending which is totally crap, ridiculous, and completely big headed on the Olsens part. Fortunatly, this marked the end of the Olsens' run of videos, and thats probably why they set out to try and make it half decent.

To praise the movie, it is watchable, and it's one of the Olsen movies where they don't come across as annoying (at least they aren't annoying, until the, as Mary-Kate called it, "cool surprise"). That cool surprise isn't cool at all. It's pretty big headed.

Ultimately, it's worth a look in.

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