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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

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 ... 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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Taglines:

Two brothers separated by the violence. Now together in a mission of revenge. 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

Director Albert Pyun was briefly approached when the project was then called 'The Corsican Brothers' in the late 1980s. He said on his Facebook page in 2012: "The last time I've spoken with JCVD was on the roof of a building across the street from Cannon on Wilshire. JCVD wanted to talk in private and he told me the story he wanted to do for his next film called "Corsican Brother" which became Double Impact I believe. JCVD asked if I would want to direct it for him. The whole idea of TWO JCVD's seemed a bit far fetched and I did not commit either way but told him I had reservations about how the twins idea would work. I told him I thought he should keep moving in the direction of a pure action star and leave the gimmick movies behind. Haven't seen or talked to him since directly." See more »

Goofs

When Chad and Danielle are on the boat after their swim in the harbor, Chad's clothes are completely dry as well as his hair which looks as if it has just been styled. Danielle's clothes are hanging on a line in the bottom of the boat to dry out, but, her hair has just been blown dry without a blow dryer on the boat. Alex would not have kept one on the boat since Danielle had never been to the island before. See more »

Quotes

Alex Wagner: Look like me? You of all people should know I would never in my life wear black silk underwear!
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Alternate Versions

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

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A Much Reasonable Action Flick!!!
12 April 2001 | by tutu_1See all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie on the premiere night that Saturday evening on HBO. It was indeed one of the best damn martial arts movies I've seen around that time because at that time range there were nothing but action flicks being released to theaters here and there. Double Impact is one of my most favorite Van Damme flicks not only because he plays twin brothers in the film but because there's plenty of action to look for. Most movies that were made with an actor playing twins it would usually be a disappointment since they could never get the other person to like the same actor.....O.K. I admit, I was a little disappointed when I spotted the fake Van Damme trying to kick at Alex but missed by kicking the wall. My 3 favorite scenes in the film are #1.When Alex gives Chad a good evening greeting from a head-butt. #2.The final showdown between Chad and Moon(Bolo Yeung)-a great villan. #3.The brawl-for-all between Chad and Alex. Double Impact will always be in my video/dvd collection. But anytime there's a Van Damme film hitting either the big screen or the little screen, you know what to expect, nothing but dodging fire balls, doing 360 degree spinning heel kicks, etc. you get the picture. But hey at least you didn't see one of the Van Dammes smearing/or trying to fade away from the image like it was cheaply done on a computer such as the 2 Jackie Chans did in "Twin Dragons".


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