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Double Impact (1991)

R | | Action, Crime | 9 August 1991 (USA)
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Twin brothers are separated when their parents are murdered but 25 years later they re-unite in order to avenge their parents' death.

Director:

Sheldon Lettich

Writers:

Sheldon Lettich (screen story), Jean-Claude Van Damme (screen story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Alex / Chad Wagner
Geoffrey Lewis ... Frank Avery
Alonna Shaw ... Danielle Wilde
Corinna Everson ... Kara
Philip Chan ... Raymond Zhang
Alan Scarfe ... Nigel Griffith
Bolo Yeung ... Moon
Andy Armstrong ... Paul Wagner
Wu Fong Lung Wu Fong Lung ... Chinese Nurse
Peter Malota ... Body Guard With Spurs
Sarah-Jane Varley Sarah-Jane Varley ... Katherine Wagner
Kamel Krifa Kamel Krifa ... Mah Jong Manager
Eugene Choy Eugene Choy ... Mr. Chen
Jack Gilardi Jr. Jack Gilardi Jr. ... Karate Student
David Lea ... Karate Student
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Storyline

Jean Claude Van Damme plays a dual role as Alex and Chad, twins separated at the death of their parents. Chad is raised by a family retainer in Paris, Alex becomes a petty crook in Hong Kong. Seeing a picture of Alex, Chad rejoins him and convinces him that his rival in Hong Kong is also the man who killed their parents. Alex is suspicious of Chad, especially when it comes to his girlfriend. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Twin brothers torn apart by violence. On a mission of revenge. One packs a punch. One packs a piece. Together they deliver... See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Corsican Brothers See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,574,703, 11 August 1991

Gross USA:

$30,102,717

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,102,717
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film contains multiple similarities to the Double Dragon videogame series, including the concept of martial artist twin brothers and the archetypes of several lesser villains. See more »

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When Alex and Chad are attacking the factory, Chad throughout the attack fires his two pistols 64 times without reloading. See more »

Quotes

Kara: What's the big hurry? Are you, um... hiding something?
Danielle: No.
Kara: No? Well, that's good, because... I have to frisk you. And if I don't find anything, well, then... I can let you go.
[she frisks Danielle]
Kara: Now we can just forget this ever happened. Come on, now, turn around. That's a good girl. Yeah. And now... you can frisk me.
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Although rated FSK18, German Video release contains several cuts to reduce violence. See more »

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Classic Van Dammage!!
13 May 2003 | by supertom-3See all my reviews

This is joyously over the top and inane. This is classic Van Damme at his absolute best. In yet another (well in fact the first) of his duel role films, Jean Claude plays two twins separated at birth. They were separated when both their parents were killed by vicious gangsters, including the legend Bolo Yeung (Enter the Dragon).

What makes this film is the always-enjoyable combination of Van Damme and director Sheldon Lettich. Lettich knows how to get the best out of Claude in the fights sequences, with a liberal and entertainingly cheesy use of slo-mo while Van Damme grunts and poses and jumps kicks his way through countless foes. The fights are so entertaining, and they more than make up for the wooden or ham-fisted acting of the cast, not to mention the brainless plot and cheesy dialogue.

This was written by Van Damme and really seems at times like an ego trip, with some of the lines and actions that characters have. It is entertaining in that sense. What is also funny about this film is the constant posing and muscle flexing from Van Damme. This is one of his most enjoyable films, because it is so fun, it brings back the fun feeling from his earlier film Kickboxer.

Overall this is one to watch and the fight between Van Damme and Bolo is the stuff of legend. ***


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