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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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Ivan Reitman
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins. See more awards »

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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.

Genres:

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:

Twiins See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,174,980, 11 December 1988

Gross USA:

$111,938,388

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$216,614,388
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Arnold Schwarzenegger had a lot of fun working on the film. The part he had the most fun filming, was when his character drives Vincent's (DeVito's) car into the supermarket parking lot on two wheels. In the close-up shots of Schwarzenegger, his reaction and the looks on his face were genuine. See more »

Goofs

When Julius drives the car on two wheels, the camera films Julius close up with one hand on the steering wheel and his other hand holding onto the cars front window, but in the long shots, the stunt driver has both hands on wheel. See more »

Quotes

Mitchell Traven: Well, Vincent. You turned out just like I thought you would. What'd you do, escape from prison?
Vincent Benedict: How'd you know my name?
Mitchell Traven: I named you.
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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 Lorraine: Episode dated 4 October 2016 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

THE TRAIN KEPT A-ROLLIN'
Performed by Jeff Beck, Tony Hymas and Peter Richardson
Written by Tiny Bradshaw, Lois Mann and Howie Kay
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Fantastic Comedy! The Best Part Is Jeff Beck!
23 July 2001 | by GrantCAGESee all my reviews

I watch this excellent comedy regularly and it is always enjoyable. Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzeneggar are seperated at birth. DeVito grows up in an orphanage and Schwarzeneggar is raised on a tropical island. The main movie focuses around their ages of 35 when Julius Benedict (Arnie) learns the truth about his birth and goes in search to the USA to track down his twin brother Vincent Benedict (DeVito). There are plenty of gags in this excellent 80s comedy, and also there is adventure too. Anyone notice JEFF BECK as the band's lead guitarist in the club when they're all dancing? HE ROCKED! GREAT MOVIE. VERY ENJOYABLE AND VERY WATCHABLE. 8/10


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