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 ... 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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Only their mother can tell them apart.

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Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Two real-life twins were reunited with their father after seeing him in the scene set in downtown Santa Fe. See more »

Goofs

In the washroom, the beer bottle in the background moves from different towel dispensers, depending on the shot. See more »

Quotes

Vincent Benedict: Money talks and bullshit walks!
Julius Benedict: How can bullshit walk?
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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 Robot Chicken: Werewolf vs. Unicorn (2007) See more »

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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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My Rating: A Pair of Twins.
6 July 2002 | by tfrizzellSee 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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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

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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