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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The idea for the film and its cast was hastily conceived in a Hollywood bathroom after the writers' initial pitch to an executive for an unrelated project had failed. See more »
Julius made Vincent return the money, but to whom? The money came from Beetroot who was killed. See more »
[Traven reads a newspaper story about the twins, then lowers it to see Mary Ann standing there, glaring at him]
Mary Ann? What a pleasant surprise...
[he starts to rise from his couch]
Mary Ann Benedict:
You stole my family... you *lying son of a bitch*!
[She yanks him upright by his tie, then decks him with her fist]
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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 »
Odd, but entertaining comedy finds Scwarzenegger on a tropical island where he's lived and been educated his entire life without interaction from the outside world. He learns that he's the result of a sophisticated experiment and that he and reckless con man DeVito are in fact twin brothers who were separated at birth. They finally meet and are dumbfounded to learn how alike they are, despite their physical dissimilarities and their drastically different upbringing. Initial ingredients of this comedy seem far-fetched and desperately protracted, but the film is enthusiastically performed and laugh-out loud funny, with a good sense of family values. It goes without saying that DeVito and Schwarzenegger are an awkward casting choice, yet they connect and only add to the film's overall enjoyment. ***
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