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Two of a Kind (1983)

When God decides to destroy Earth, four angels aim to redeem mankind through a young man and woman with their own troubles.

Director:

John Herzfeld

Writer:

John Herzfeld
6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Travolta ... Zack
Olivia Newton-John ... Debbie
Charles Durning ... Charlie
Oliver Reed ... Beasley
Beatrice Straight ... Ruth
Scatman Crothers ... Earl
Richard Bright ... Stuart
Vincent Bufano ... Oscar
Toni Kalem ... Terri
James Stevens James Stevens ... Ron
Ernie Hudson ... Det. Skaggs
Jack Kehoe ... Mr. Chotiner
Robert Costanzo ... Capt. Cinzari (as Bobby Costanzo)
Castulo Guerra ... Gonzales
Warren Robertson Warren Robertson ... Self
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Storyline

God has had just about enough of mankind's attitude, so He decides that He needs to destroy the planet in the immediate future--unless two particular humans, a struggling inventor and a bank teller, both with quite amateur criminal minds, can save the world. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Taglines:

It took a twist of fate to make them two of a kind. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

After striking box office gold in Grease (1978), the 20th Century Fox studio re-teamed John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John five years later for this romantic comedy. To date, this is the second and final star teaming. See more »

Goofs

As Zack leaves the bank, his mustache is almost all the way off. When he runs down the street, his mustache is completely back on his face, with no time to have fixed it. See more »

Quotes

Oscar: Don'tcha think he'd be gone by now?
Stuart: What, I pay you to think?
Oscar: You know boss, I too have feelings.
Stuart: I too have feelings?: What are you doing, going to college now, huh? Huh?
[Grabs cheek and pulls his face toward him, then shoves him away]
Stuart: How does that feel?
Oscar: It hurts.
Stuart: You're right, you got feelings.
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Crazy Credits

The phrase "This film is Rated PG" is within the credits at the end before the PG rating tag actually shows after the movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

On older home video and TV versions, the 1953 20th Century Fox "Cinemascope" logo is oddly seen in place of the "then current" logo at the beginning of the movie. And at the end of the end credits, the tag "This film is Rated PG" is seen. Current home video and TV prints restore the "then-current" 20th Century Fox logo at the beginning and removes the "This film is Rated PG" tag at the end of the end credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Water Rats: Two of a Kind (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Gonna Be Special
Written by Clif Magness and Glen Ballard
Performed by Patti Austin
Produced by Quincy Jones
Engineered & Mixed by Thomas Vicari
Courtesy of Qwest Records
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User Reviews

 
This is a kind of movie that works only because of the chemistry between the two stars
16 February 1999 | by JAGUAR-5See all my reviews

This movie is worth watching because it's easy to see how much fun John and Olivia are having working together. Plus there's Oliver Reed and some simple fun special affects; although the general plot-line is a very overused one.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Second Chance See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,344,942, 18 December 1983

Gross USA:

$23,646,952

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,646,952
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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