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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Julius Benedict
... Vincent Benedict
... Marnie Mason
... Linda Mason
... Old Mary Ann Benedict
... Webster
... Beetroot McKinley
... Al Greco
... Granger
... Werner
... Mitchell Traven
... Burt Klane
... Bob Klane (as Thom McCleister)
David Efron ... Morris Klane
... 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

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9 December 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Experiment  »

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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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(DeLuxe)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Arnold Schwarzenegger has always wanted to do a sequel, called Triplets with Danny DeVito and Eddie Murphy as a third long lost brother. DeVito pitched script ideas back in 2003 but Schwarzenegger was too busy running for governor. DeVito agreed with his decision but doubted he would become governor. In 2012, however, the sequel was officially confirmed. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene the doors to the laboratory are clearly marked 'top secret' and sealed the day the twins were born, but when the twins returned to the laboratory the doors were marked 'restricted entry'. 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 »

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Followed by Triplets See more »

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THE STUMBLE
Performed by Jeff Beck, Terry Bozzio, Tony Hymas and Peter Richardson
Written by Little Freddie King and Sonny Thompson
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Absolutely gorgeous film
25 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

Twins is one of the finest films ever made.

It stars a particulary fine Schwarzenegger in his first comedy outing and he was outstanding in every scene, DeVito shines all the way through and he has many funny lines. Together they had the charisma and talent to make for many memorable and superb scenes, it was all outstanding in this film . An extremely beautiful Kelly Preston also starred and gave extra spice to the film.

The story is cute and charming, the music soundtrack was very good and Georges Delerue and Randy Edelman gives us the best tunes ever made.

As comedies go Twins is my favourite because it combines a perfect cast with a charming story and great music. Great directing job by Ivan Reitman.


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