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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When the film premiered on BBC1 in the UK in the early 1990s, the scene which Vincent and Julius visit Mitchell Traven. Julius (Arnold) says "For the first time in my life, I am mad!!" and calls Traven a "Slimeball". In the theatrical version, Julius says "For the first time in my life, I am pissed off!!" and calls Traven "Dickhead". See more »

Goofs

When Julius asks to come with his brother on his trip to Houston, Julius says that where he wants to go is on the way to Houston. After Julius says this, in the shot from behind him, his lips are still moving. He is saying "on the way to Houston" again. See more »

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[Vince hides as Burt comes into the restaurant]
Linda Mason: Hi!
Burt Klane: Hi.
Linda Mason: Can I help you?
Burt Klane: Uh, yeah... where's the little shit?
Linda Mason: Uh, you'll have to be more specific.
Burt Klane: Benedict.
Linda Mason: Oh, he wouldn't come in here! Isn't that right, Marnie?
Marnie Mason: Who, Vincent?
[wipes down a table, dumping scraps on Vincent's head]
[...]
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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 Take Me Home Tonight (2011) 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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Schwarzenegger and De Vito (both!) steal the show in "Twins".
20 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

Arnold "is back" as "Julius"; the result of a secret genetic experiment to help create a better human being. He has lived a sheltered life on a distant tropical island and has no real practical experience with real life issues; especially with dangerous situations involving criminal activity. He has matured into a kind of naive innocent not unlike anyone you may have found in the proverbial "Garden of Eden". His desire to trace his roots leads him to the big city where he soon discovers he has a "twin" brother named "Vincent" (expertly played by Danny De Vito). Vincent was raised in an orphanage and subsequently has led a life of crime; he seems to favor car theft as his main source of income. These two soon meet and the antics from then on are nothing but hilarious. Arnold attaches himself to Danny like a puppy dog and is very determined to help and protect him. Together, they seek their birth mother as well as get into all sorts of amusing and sometimes potentially dangerous situations. But don't worry fans; with Ah-nold around what could possibly go wrong? Just remember to add this VERY funny movie to your collection of comedies on DVD and remember to pay (or avoid altogether) those parking tickets! Or get a bicycle! Or a scooter! Just don't forget the pop corn!


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