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Twins (1988)

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A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is short, a womanizer, and small-time crook.

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Ivan Reitman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Julius Benedict
Danny DeVito ... Vincent Benedict
Kelly Preston ... Marnie Mason
Chloe Webb ... Linda Mason
Bonnie Bartlett ... Old Mary Ann Benedict
Marshall Bell ... Webster
Trey Wilson ... Beetroot McKinley
David Caruso ... Al Greco
Hugh O'Brian ... Granger
Tony Jay ... Werner
Nehemiah Persoff ... Mitchell Traven
Maury Chaykin ... Burt Klane
Tom McCleister ... Bob Klane (as Thom McCleister)
David Efron David Efron ... Morris Klane
Peter Dvorsky ... Peter Garfield
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Storyline

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 John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Taglines:

Only their mother can tell them apart.

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Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Experiment See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,174,980, 11 December 1988, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$111,936,400

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$104,700,000, 31 December 1989
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Schwarzenegger got 20% of the profits, and made $35,000,000 through international sales, video/DVD sales and TV screenings. He earned more money from Twins (1988) than any of the Terminator movies. See more »

Goofs

When they are stealing the Cadillac, Julius says that if you lift the end of a vehicle to an angle greater than 45 degrees the alarms computer thinks that the car is being towed, and the alarm shuts off. 45 degrees would have to be over his head, and he lifts the car to only waist level. See more »

Quotes

Beetroot McKinley: [answers the phone] Beetroot McKinley talking. Who is this?
Vincent Benedict: Uh... Webster - calling from California. I happen to have something, uh, some merchandise, that you, uh, that you might want.
Beetroot McKinley: Well, bring it to me, son. Let me enrich you.
Vincent Benedict: Well, uh, Mr. Beetroot, it's the amount of enrichment that I wanted to talk about.
Beetroot McKinley: Don't try and renegotiate with old Beetroot, son.
Vincent Benedict: Look, Beetroot, if we can't renegotiate, we wither and die. Look, there's no way Mr. Beetroot, that I am gonna deliver any damn ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.87 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

TURTLE SHOES
Performed and Written by Bobby McFerrin & Herbie Hancock
Courtesy of Capitol Records Inc., Special Markets Inc. and CBS Records
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Schwarzenegger and DeVito twins? Stranger things have happened.
18 April 2000 | by Op_PrimeSee all my reviews

Twins is a hilarious film and one of DeVito and Schwarzenegger's best films of all. Schwarzenegger is the kind of actor that can act in serious movies and funny movies. He certainly proves he can do that in this movie. And DeVito is just perfect for his role. From start to finish, Twins is a hilarious movie that makes your sides ache with laughter.


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