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It Takes Two (1995)

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Alyssa and Amanda are two little girls who are identical, but complete strangers, that accidentally meet one day.


Andy Tennant
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirstie Alley ... Diane Barrows
Steve Guttenberg ... Roger Callaway
Mary-Kate Olsen ... Amanda Lemmon / Alyssa Callaway
Ashley Olsen ... Alyssa Callaway / Amanda Lemmon
Philip Bosco ... Vincenzo
Jane Sibbett ... Clarice Kensington
Michelle Grisom Michelle Grisom ... Carmen
Desmond Robertson Desmond Robertson ... Frankie
Tiny Mills Tiny Mills ... Tiny
Shanelle Henry Shanelle Henry ... Patty
Anthony Aiello Anthony Aiello ... Anthony
LaTonya Borsay LaTonya Borsay ... Wanda
Michèle Lonsdale Smith ... Michelle (as Michelle Lonsdale-Smith)
Sean Orr ... Jerry
Elizabeth Walsh Elizabeth Walsh ... Emily


Alyssa (a rich girl) and Amanda (an orphan) are two little girls who are identical, but complete strangers, that accidentally meet one day. Together they form a plan to try getting Alyssa's father to prevent making the biggest mistake of his life: marrying an awful woman. Written by Aaron Saltzer

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Two identical strangers. Two different worlds. One perfect match. See more »


Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Steve Gutenberg and Phillip Bosco appeared together in "3 Men and a Baby" See more »


Alyssa's mike pack is visible under the back of her shirt when Diane hugs her at the scrap yard. See more »


Clarice Kensington: If you embarrass me in front of me in front of all these people, I'll make sure you never play anything, ever, again. Have I made myself clear?
Amanda Lemmon: [as Alyssa] Clear as glass.
[Drops her chewed escargot in Clarice's champagne glass]
Amanda Lemmon: In fact, I can see right through you.
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I Got You (I Feel Good)
Written by James Brown (uncredited)
Published by Fort Knox Music
Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of Polydor Records
By arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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User Reviews

great film
25 July 2003 | by jodiejamesSee all my reviews

I thought that this movie was excellent. The twins made a really great job considering they were only 8 years old. I'd really recommend this video to anyone. The video is basically about two identical strangers Amanda Lemmon and Alyssa Calaway. Alyssa is this kid whose life is so perfect as her dad is rich. Were as Amanda is an orphan And looking for a new home. On this particular day Amanda is out with her friends and the come across Alyssa's house (which is really big) and starts saying that its haunted so as a bet Amanda goes to check it out. Anyway back at the Calaway house Alyssa decides to run away. So when Amanda goes to the house the butler thinks its Alyssa and brings her in. well from then on the two actually meet and swap places. Any way you'll just have to watch the video to find out what happens next.

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Release Date:

17 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,564,147, 19 November 1995

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital (2001 Re-Release)| SDDS (2001 Re-Release)| DTS (Digital DTS Sound) (2001 Re-Release)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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