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It Takes Two (1995)

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Alyssa (a rich girl) and Amanda (an orphan) are two little girls who are identical, but complete strangers, that accidentally meet one day. In an attempt to stop Alyssa's father from ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Diane Barrows
... Roger Callaway
... Amanda Lemmon / Alyssa Callaway
... Alyssa Callaway / Amanda Lemmon
... Vincenzo
... Clarice Kensington
Michelle Grisom ... Carmen
Desmond Robertson ... Frankie
Tiny Mills ... Tiny
Shanelle Henry ... Patty
Anthony Aiello ... Anthony
LaTonya Borsay ... Wanda
... Michelle (as Michelle Lonsdale-Smith)
... Jerry
Elizabeth Walsh ... Emily
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Alyssa (a rich girl) and Amanda (an orphan) are two little girls who are identical, but complete strangers, that accidentally meet one day. In an attempt to stop Alyssa's father from getting married to Clarice, a conceited know-it-all, the girls get him to meet Amanda's case worker and switch lives to stop the wedding once and for all. Though things don't go exactly as planned when Amanda gets adopted and Clarice moves up the wedding. Written by Aaron Saltzer

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When it comes to making the perfect match...Two heads are better than one! Especially if they look exactly alike. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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17 November 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Me and My Shadow  »

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$19,474,589
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Winona Ryder was director Andy Tennant's first choice for the role of Diane Burrows. Rysher Entertainment rejected Ryder because they thought she was too young for the role. Geena Davis, Sandra Bullock, Laura Dern, Joan Cusack, Sigourney Weaver, Elizabeth Perkins, Goldie Hawn, Brooke Shields, Nicole Kidman, Linda Hamilton, Julia Roberts, Catherine O'Hara and Julianne Moore were also considered for the role. See more »

Goofs

When Alyssa is driving the carriage the actual driver is covered in a black cloth that in a later scene changes to a red cloth. See more »

Quotes

Frankie: Whoa! Check it out! Buckingham Palace!
Amanda Lemmon: [in a know-it-all tone] That's in London, brainless. It's the Calloway House.
Kid 2: Nobody's lived there for years. It's haunted.
Amanda Lemmon: It's not, either!
Kid 3: Ask anyone. Every full moon, Old Lady Calloway's ghost crosses the lake and eats one of the campers.
Amanda Lemmon: Yeah, right, and Santa Claus lives with the tooth fairy in Queens.
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Referenced in Deformed Monsters (1997) See more »

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Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
Written by Herbie Hancock, Rahsaan Kelly, Geoff Wilkinson, and Mel Simpson
Performed by Us3
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great film
25 July 2003 | by See 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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