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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.

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Sheldon Lettich

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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 ... 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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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 »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,574,703, 11 August 1991, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,102,717

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,500,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In 2010, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Bolo Yeung were giving a martial art demonstration and Van Damme said hopefully one day he and Yeung will put a project together "Double Impact 2" and maybe Yeung will play a friend and not any enemy. In a 2012 interview promoting The Expendables 2 (2012), Van Damme mentioned that he would like to make another Double Impact movie with a more serious tone. During the interview, he also gave a rough idea of the plot: "Two twins one is coming back from Asia to Los Angeles to help his brother who is a con-artist and pretending to be a big Hollywood producer and he's in trouble with the mob". A Double Impact 2 script has been written by Van Damme and Sheldon Lettich (who co-wrote Bloodsport and Double Impact). Van Damme said "Hopefully, somebody smart enough, like an agent or a producer, can put that back together...I'm excited about it, you know?" See more »

Goofs

Right after Chad kicks open the side door of his brother's parlor to escape the goons, the set is clearly visible outside of the door. See more »

Quotes

Chad Wagner: What the hell happened?
Alex Wagner: You fucked up!
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Alternate Versions

Although rated FSK18, German Video release contains several cuts to reduce violence. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Killer Shrews (1992) See more »

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Double the trouble with Van Dammage
14 April 2002 | by abentenjoSee all my reviews

Egos run wild as Van Dammage is given the double dosage in this rampant, enjoyable thriller; hampered somewhat by the now two dreadful acting displays instead of the one. Yet credit where its due, this is one of his better outings, broadening his thespian ranges as well as stylishly kicking people in the head a lot. Revenge is on the cards again, playing both twin brothers separated at birth and reunited 25 years later (one's a US aerobics instructor who wears the silk underwear, the other a tough cigar-chomping gangster-type raised in the Hong Kong). Their parents, you see, were hopelessly slaughtered when they were babies, and summarily they vow vengeance. It's all laughable enough, as it should be: violent as hell with a Bolo villain and two Jean-Claude's causing complete bloody chaos - who could ask for more?


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