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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 overview, first billed only:
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Barbara
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Tarzan (Tyson in US Version) (as Teddy Robin)
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Mr. Ma - Twins' Father
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Mrs. Ma (Twins' Mother)
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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
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Tammy
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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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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

Upon the movie's North American release, Canada-based kick-boxing entrepreneurs Martin McNamara and Michael McNamara sued Miramax Film Corp., Alliance Atlantis Communications, and Front Row Entertainment Inc. for their continental promotion of the film. Claiming copyright and trademark infringement, the McNamaras - who hold the copyright on the term "Twin Dragons" as the name of their martial arts academy - asserted that the movie "tarnished" their image as fighting promoters and asked for a total of $37 million in damages. See more »

Goofs

The large registration numbers on the side of the speedboats in the chase scene change several times. Tyson and Boomer's boat is initially registration number 27838, however when it hits the ramp and skids across the land into the back of the truck, the registration number changes to 23108. Of the two boats giving chase, registration numbers 43738 and 24118, the former boat crashes and explodes - the number being clearly visible whilst it is on fire. In later scenes, the remaining boat should be 24118, but the number seen several times is 43738. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Overture: Ruslan and Lyudmila
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Composed by Mikhail Glinka
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Twin Dragons is a uplifting extravaganza of fun and beauty
14 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

Twins separated at birth meet again blah blah

But it's fun to watch and you get to see Jackie Chan's hilariously imaginative fight scenes!

With a couple of babes thrown in and the inadvertent swapping of partners from one twin to the other, you can but tempt to imagine the glorious fun that results. This is Jackie at his silly best, a dignified world-famous conductor in one role whilst a bumbling bad-ass mechanic in the other, we get to see how versatile, if unique, an actor he is.

For much of the film, both twins keep meddling in each other's lives causing havoc and confusion without knowing the cause until finally they come face to face...

I saw it 10 years ago, several times because of its watchability. The soundtrack was excellent -- I still remember some of the tunes now.

Feeling down, need a lift? This flick will rejuvenate your spirit for open-hearted fun living.

9/10


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