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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

The film was titled after the song "It Takes Two" by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston which was also featured in the closing credits. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Diane Barrows: [to the home office on the phone] Let me just run this by you one more time, okay? Please, just hear me out, one more time. Okay. I know I don't make that much money, and I know that I'm a little bit single, but I want to adopt Amanda. No, I - Are you laughing at me?
[to Patty]
Diane Barrows: He's laughing at me!
[to phone]
Diane Barrows: You - YOU STUPID JERK!
[hangs up in fury]
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Hoe Down
from "Rodeo"
Written by Aaron Copland
Performed by Leonard Bernstein and The New York Philharmonic
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great movie.....olsen twins at their finest
10 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is such a great movie for kids and adults! The cast is great, including Kirstie Alley, the nice but tough cookie women who works at the adoption agency. Steve Guttenberg, the nice rich father who is engaged to Clarise Kensington (Jane Sibbett), the woman you love to hate. Ashley Olsen plays Alyssa Callaway, daughter of Roger Callaway (Steve Guttenberg) and a very polite and lovely young lady. Mary-Kate Olsen plays Amanda Lemmon an orphan that goes to the camp Roger's late wife and Alyssa's mother built years ago. She is also very close with Diane Barrows (Kirstie Alley). When the two girls meet unexpectidly they decide to switch places so tough girl Amanda can get rid of Clarise, and smart and witty Alyssa can get rid of the ButtKisses, the odd family who wants to adopt Amanda. The girls try to succeed in getting Diane and Roger together before his marraige to Clarise, and get Diane and Roger to adopt Amanda before the ButtKisses can. Philip Bosco also stars as Vincenzo, the loveable sweet butler of the Calaway's who always gives Alyssa a lot of slack and benifit of the doubt when it comes to her little silly escapades. All and all this is a great movie for everyone to enjoy. Great Cast, Great Movie, and the Olsen Twins at their best. 9-10/10!


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