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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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Julius Benedict
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Vincent Benedict
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Marnie Mason
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Linda Mason
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Old Mary Ann Benedict
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Webster
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Beetroot McKinley
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Al Greco
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Granger
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Werner
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Mitchell Traven
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Burt Klane
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Bob Klane (as Thom McCleister)
David Efron ...
Morris Klane
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Peter Garfield
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Gilbert Larsen
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Miss Busby
Lora Milligan ...
Stewardess
Richard deFaut ...
Custodian
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Chop Shop Owner
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Hollywood Biker #1
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Hollywood Biker #2
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Cop
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Mother Superior
Marvin J. McIntyre ...
McKinley's Man
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Oriental Man
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Cell Guard
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Visiting Room Guard
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Mover #1
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Mover #2 (as Tyrone Granderson Jones)
Elizabeth Kaitan ...
Secretary
Tom Platz ...
Granger Son #1
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Granger Son #2
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Granger Grandson
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Granger Granddaughter
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Female Neighbor
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Sam Klane
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Dave Klane
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Painter
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Handsome Father
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Photographer (as Joseph Medjuck)
Frank Davis ...
Security Guard
John Michael Bolger ...
Security Guard (as John Bolger)
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Indian
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Lead Guitarist
Terry Bozzio ...
Drums
Tony Hymas ...
Keyboards
Nicolette Larson ...
Singer
Jill Avery ...
Bass Player
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dustin Amy ...
Picture Taker #2 (uncredited)
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Young Mary Ann Benedict (uncredited)
Neith Hunter ...
Shop Girl (uncredited)
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Man in jail (uncredited)
Tomas Moore ...
Pedestrian (uncredited)
Nicholas A. Shake ...
Child (uncredited)
Raymond Storti ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Erick Vinther ...
College Student (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ivan Reitman

Written by

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William Davies ... (written by) &
William Osborne ... (written by) and
Timothy Harris ... (written by) &
Herschel Weingrod ... (written by)

Produced by

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Michael C. Gross ... executive producer
Sheldon Kahn ... associate producer
Joe Medjuck ... executive producer
Ivan Reitman ... producer
Gordon A. Webb ... associate producer (as Gordon Webb)

Music by

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Georges Delerue
Randy Edelman

Cinematography by

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Andrzej Bartkowiak

Film Editing by

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Donn Cambern
Sheldon Kahn

Editorial Department

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Debra Bard ... assistant editor
Jeffrey James Bell ... assistant editor (as Jeffrey Bell)
Debra Kahn Tolchinsky ... apprentice editor
Saul Saladow ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Michael Chinich

Production Design by

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Jim Bissell ... (as James D. Bissell)

Art Direction by

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Christopher Burian-Mohr

Set Decoration by

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John T. Walker

Costume Design by

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Gloria Gresham

Makeup Department

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Joanna Balkin ... body makeup
Judith A. Cory ... hair stylist
Jeff Dawn ... makeup department head
Leonard Engelman ... makeup artist
Katherine Kotorakos ... makeup artist
Robert Ostermann ... hair stylist
Peggy Semtob ... hair stylist
Peter Tothpal ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Gordon A. Webb ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Peter Giuliano ... first assistant director
Ira S. Rosenstein ... second second assistant director
Barry K. Thomas ... second assistant director
Linnea Ebba Wicklund ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Craig B. Ayers Sr. ... greensman
Steven Lee Baer ... set dresser
Ernest Depew ... construction coordinator
Bill Fariello ... lead man
Bryan D. Garofalo ... set dresser
Bill MacSems ... property master
Gordon Meloeny ... set dresser
Tom Miller ... assistant property master
Hope M. Parrish ... assistant property master
Nancy Patton ... set designer
Mike Reiber ... paint decorator
Robert G. Santarella ... set dresser
William James Teegarden ... set designer
Ed Verreaux ... set designer
Stuart Watnick ... assistant property master
Christopher Windisch ... construction foreman
Bob Camp ... shirt and sign art (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Rick Alexander ... re-recording mixer (as Dick Alexander)
Tom Buffum ... special sound effects
Gene S. Cantamessa ... sound mixer
Steve Cantamessa ... boom operator
Les Fresholtz ... re-recording mixer
Richard Friedman ... supervising adr editor
Joe Gilbert ... adr editor
Mark Gordon ... sound effects editor
William Hartman ... sound effects editor
David M. Ice ... sound effects editor
Mark Jennings ... cable person
Fred Judkins ... supervising sound editor
Tom McCarthy Jr. ... supervising sound editor
Vern Poore ... re-recording mixer
Jeff Rosen ... sound effects editor
Edward Rossi ... sound effects editor (as Ed Rossi)
Mary Ruth Smith ... sound effects editor
Don S. Walden ... sound effects editor
David Williams ... sound effects editor

Special Effects by

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Donald Elliott ... assistant special effects (as Donald R. Elliott)
Michael Lantieri ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Wayne Baker ... assistant camera: boss film plates (uncredited)

Stunts

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Amber Alexander ... stunts
Bobby Bass ... stunts
Steve Boyum ... stunts
Jophery C. Brown ... stunts (as Jophery Clifford Brown)
Jerry Brutsche ... stunts
Buzz Bundy ... stunts
Vince Deadrick Jr. ... stunts (as Vincent Paul Deadrick Jr.)
Nick Dimitri ... stunts
Richard Drown ... stunts
Stephanie Epper ... stunts
Debbie Evans ... stunt driver / stunts
Donna Garrett ... stunts
Sandra Lee Gimpel ... stunts
Marguerite Happy ... stunts
Roy E. Harrison ... stunts (as Roy Harrison)
Joel Kramer ... stunt coordinator
Steven Lambert ... stunts (as Steven Hal Lambert)
Lane Leavitt ... stunts
A. Michael Lerner ... stunts (as Allen Michael Lerner)
David Perna ... stunts (as David L. Perna)
Walter Robles ... stunts
R.A. Rondell ... stunts
Frank James Sparks ... stunts (as Frank J. Sparks)
Michael M. Vendrell ... stunts
Erik Cord ... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Drown ... stunt double: Mr. DeVito (uncredited)
Peter Kent ... stunt double: Arnold Schwarzenegger (uncredited)
Joel Kramer ... stunt double: Arnold Schwarzenegger (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Rick A. Benedetto ... electrician (as Richard Benedetto)
Dustin Blauvelt ... camera operator
Joseph Cosko Jr. ... second assistant camera
R. Michael De Chellis ... rigging gaffer
Robert Edesa ... camera operator
Brad Edmiston ... Steadicam assistant
William E. Fitch ... grip
Mikael Glattes ... second assistant camera
Cary Griffith ... key grip
Khan Griffith ... grip
Roy Heath ... grip (1988)
Michael J. Jacobs ... special still photographer
William Kenney ... dolly grip
Kris Krosskove ... first assistant camera
Jim Marquette ... assistant camera
Curt Marthey ... electrician
Bruce McBroom ... still photographer
Toby Phillips ... Steadicam operator
Alex Rodriguez ... rigging electrician
Phillip R. Sarabia ... grip
Hank Sheppherd ... second company grip
Bing Sokolsky ... first assistant camera
Chris Strong ... gaffer
Alex Touyarot ... first assistant camera
Rodney Veto ... grip
Randy Woodside ... best boy
Rick Fee ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Paul Jacobsen ... pre-rigging electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Sally Jackson ... extras casting
Dorothy O'Leary ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Oda Groeschel ... costumer: women
Adrienne Manhan ... costumer
G. Tony Scarano ... costumer: men

Location Management

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George McDowell Agnew ... location liaison

Music Department

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Peter Afterman ... music supervisor
Michael Boddicker ... musician: synthesizer
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist / oboe soloist
Mike Deasy ... musician
George Doering ... musician
Frank Fitzpatrick ... supervising music editor
John Richard ... recorded & mixed Delerue score
Bruce Robb ... music engineer: score / music mixer: score
Bruce Robb ... recorded & mix Edelman score
Dee Robb ... music engineer
Ted Stein ... music recording engineer
Diane DeLouise Wessel ... assistant music supervisor
Bruce Robb ... music recorder: score (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Dave Busick ... set mechanic
Gregory Dultz ... driver
John Feinblatt ... transportation captain
Shane Greedy ... production van driver
David Walden Sr. ... driver
James 'JR' Pollard ... transportation (uncredited)

Other crew

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Ellen Adolph ... production accountant
Carla Baron ... stand-in: Kelly Preston
Paul A. Calabria ... animal trainer (as Paul Calabria)
Pamela Cederquist ... production coordinator
Rhonda Columb ... assistant: Mr. Schwarzenegger
Celeste Cooley ... assistant: Mr. Reitman
Celli Crawford ... production assistant
Frank Davis ... production assistant
Pamela Easley ... production coordinator
Stuart Fink ... publicist
Kathi Freeman ... assistant: Mr. Medjuck and Mr. Gross
Leigh French ... adr group coordinator
Wilma Garscadden-Gahret ... script supervisor
Celeste Gose ... production assistant
Bárbara Hernández ... assistant production accountant
Kris Krengel ... production assistant
Lynn Marks ... assistant: Mr. Schwarzenegger
Karin McElhatton ... animal trainer (as Karin Dew)
J. Marina Muhlfriedel ... assistant: Mr. Devito
Paul Rahmes ... personal assistant to director
Penny Ress ... marketing consultant
Paula Tracy Smuin ... choreographer
Dawn Soler ... project manager (as Dawn Solér)
Charles A. Tamburro ... aerial coordinator: second unit (as Chuck Tamburro) / pilot
Mike Wacker ... assistant: Mr. Schwarzenegger
Donn Warr Lewis ... intern
Daniel Wheatcroft ... studio executive
William Goldman ... script revisions (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Only their mother can tell them apart. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Experiment (United States)
  • Twiins (United States)
  • Jumeaux (France)
  • Twins - Zwillinge (Germany)
  • Los gemelos golpean dos veces (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 107 min
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Box Office

Budget $15,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $11,174,980, 11 Dec 1988

Did You Know?

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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 When Dr. Traven is explaining the experiment to the twins, he says that "the embryo split" to create them. First of all, embryos do not split--the zygote (fertilized egg) splits to be come two embryos. Second, if the splitting zygote was the case, Julius and Vincent would be identical twins. Obviously, they are fraternal (where two sperm fertilize two eggs at the same time). See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Making of 'True Lies' (1994). See more »
Soundtracks TWINS See more »
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 »
Quotes Julius Benedict: I did nothing. The pavement was his enemy.
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