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Twin Dragons (1992)

Seong lung wui (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 9 April 1999 (USA)
Two twins are separated at birth, one becoming a streetwise mechanic and the other an acclaimed classical concert conductor. Finally meeting in adulthood they each become mistaken for the other and entangled in each other's world.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ma Yau / Die Hard
... Barbara
... Tarzan (Tyson in US Version) (as Teddy Robin)
... Mr. Ma - Twins' Father
... Mrs. Ma (Twins' Mother)
... Crazy Bull
David Chiang ... Sgt. Chiang / Hotel security (as John Keung)
Mabel Cheung ... Tsui
Alfred Cheung ... Boss Yung
Lung Wei Wang ... Wai
Anthony Chan ... Hotel concierge
... Tammy
... Cafe cashier
David Wu ... Cafe waiter
Philip Chan ... Hotel Manager Chen
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Storyline

On holidays in Hong Kong, Mrs Ma gives birth to identical twins. A criminal in the same hospital attempts to escape, taking one of the twins hostage. The child is lost during the confusion, and Mr and Mrs Ma return to New York with one child. Years later, John Ma is a famous conductor and pianist, unaware that his twin brother "Boomer" is a mechanic/race car driver/bodyguard in Hong Kong. When John travels to Hong Kong to give a concert, the twins get caught up in each other's business, about which they are anything but experts. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Twins. One's a martial arts master. The other's a maestro. Now, they're about to show the world that two Chans are better than one. See more »

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Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some shootings, non-stop martial arts violence, and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,829,990, 11 April 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,332,431, 4 July 1999
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

John Woo: Priest at the wedding See more »

Goofs

When Boss Wing shows up with the shotgun, he loads a double-barreled shotgun and then fires two shots from it, however when he confronts both twins, he's holding a pump-action shotgun. See more »

Connections

Featured in Face to Face: Jackie Chan vs. Bruce Lee (1993) See more »

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Overture: Ruslan and Lyudmila
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Composed by Mikhail Glinka
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Jackie plays his own twin
30 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

I'm not a particular fan of twins-comedies, but Jackie Chan's Twin Dragons is luckily slightly different from every other such film. For the most part, but unfortunately we still get a few irky scenes. Special-effects wise I have to say, a few of the spliced scenes were a little clumsy but not distractingly so.

Also the film has a lot of great off the wall comedy and something different. The 'twins-effect' which occurs all through the film is a nice element to spice up the plot. Naturally Jackie gives us a brilliant physical performance as well.

The only real problem with Twin Dragons is that it doesn't offer anything particularly new or different from other Jackie films and thus feels a little unremarkable. However, Jackie's fans are likely to enjoy the film.


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