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Twins (1988)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 9 December 1988 (USA)
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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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Bob Klane (as Thom McCleister)
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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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Only their mother can tell them apart.

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9 December 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Experiment  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Arnold Schwarzenegger was the original choice for Judge Dredd (1995), but Schwarzenegger's former rival and best friend Sylvester Stallone was cast. In the film, Judge Joseph Dredd and his brother and nemesis Rico discover they were both created in a genetic experiment. Julius and Vincent were created in a genetic experiment. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie when Julius is on the airplane singing along loudly to the song "Yakity Yak" the flight attendant takes his headphones off and says she knew he was going to be trouble. Julius responds with "I'm sorry I've never heard this kind of music before". If he had never heard that music before, how did he know the lyrics to the song? See more »

Quotes

Vincent Benedict: The Klane boys. What an unpleasant surprise.
Burt Klane: Vince, this has gone way beyond a case of simple loan delinquency.
Bob Klane: We don't like bein' shot.
Vincent Benedict: Shot? Who shot ya?
Julius Benedict: What do you want?
Burt Klane: We want to take Vince out to the parking lot and kill him.
Vincent Benedict: Don't you think that's a little drastic?
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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 »

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Referenced in Perfect Strangers: A Blast from the Past (1990) See more »

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YAKETY YAK
Performed by 2 Live Crew (Fresh Kid Ice, Brother Marquis, and Luther Campbell) with The Coasters
Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Courtesy of Skyywalker Records, Inc. and Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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My Rating: A Pair of Twins.
6 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Part of a genetic experiment and separated at birth, twins Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito meet at last some 30 years later and hilarious situations follow. A sophomoric idea turns out to work beautifully due to the performances of the film's two leads. Just enough suspense is created as the two look for their long lost mother and DeVito gets into hot water when he steals a car that has some very valuable cargo in the trunk. A nice little entertaining film that serves its purpose well. 4 stars out of 5.


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