A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.
Jamie Lee Curtis,
Julius and Vincent Benedict are the results of an experiment that would allow for the perfect child. Julius was planned and grows to athletic proportions. Vincent is an accident and is somewhat smaller in stature. Vincent is placed in an orphanage while Julius is taken to a South Seas island and raised by philosophers. Vincent becomes the ultimate lowlife and is about to be killed by loan sharks when Julius discovers that he has a brother and begins looking for him.Written by
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Arnold Schwarzenegger lifted up the back of the car himself. See more »
In the opening scene the doors to the laboratory are clearly marked 'top secret' and sealed the day the twins were born, but when the twins returned to the laboratory the doors were marked 'restricted entry'. See more »
Axe, axe, axe, axe, axe!
[swings the axe at Julius]
You have no respect for logic.
But he's got an axe!
[Klane charges Julius, who sidesteps his blow. The axe is imbedded in the wall. As Julius grabs him]
And I have no respect for those who have no respect for logic.
[picks Klane up with both hands and lifts him a foot up in the air]
You're a very stupid person.
[throws him into an open elevator]
[to Klane as the elevator is about to close]
You tell your brother, he messes with ME, he messes with my...
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The Title "Twins" appears with two "i" (one of them is smaller than the other one) referring to the appearance of the two main characters. See more »
The fantastic partnership makes this movie what it is
The plot of this film speaks for itself. The idea is simply terrific and works extremely well. A smart handsome athletic man is the twin of a short dumb criminal, comedy conventions all over and will guarantee to leave you chuckle all the way through.
The story is very simplistic and easy to understand. As well as being categorised in the comedy genre there are many emotional ideologies contained within the hit film. There are many family issues raised by the characters and love is a central theme in this relaxed plot.
The whole film is about the brothers and how they get along. De Vito plays the sluggish criminal Vincent who finds it difficult to accept his brother and Arnie plays the very enthusiastic brother Julius who is always willing to do everything he can. Having two different types of characters allows the tension and excitement of the film to boil up and engages the audience into watching the humour but also the emotional ideas contained. It is very heart warming and will bring a smile to your face as some actions are completely ridiculous in a humorous sense but the ending is also very special for many people. There are many 'brother' conventions. De Vito is willing to help his brother into the world and teach him the things he knows as is Arnie.
Through the use of this partnership the plot is very consistently funny with more speaking humour than physical but some dancing scenes involving the pair towards the end are very humorously memorable.
The idea of juxtaposing two completely figures in Schwarzenegger and De Vito was sheer movie genius. It conveys great humour throughout and through this bizarre partnership audiences will be able to appreciate the comical ideologies put forth but the director of 'Kindergarten Cop' and 'Junior'.
De Vito completely outshines the terminator who we all know can't act but some of his scenes with Kelly Preston are very funny.
Though the partnership was great it was a shame De Vito and Schwarzenegger got together again for 'Junior' which was terribly unfunny and predictable throughout and this 1988 hit completely outshines it in every aspect.
The use of each character's personalities makes this film what it is and is therefore a much watch for anyone who enjoys family jokes.
A very relaxed comedy with chuckle-some jokes worth watching for the whole family 8.5/10
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