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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.

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Andy Tennant
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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 marrying Clarice, a conceited know-it-all, the girls get him to meet Amanda's case worker and switch places to stop the wedding once and for all. Though things don't go exactly as planned when Alyssa gets adopted and Clarice moves up the wedding. Written by Aaron Saltzer

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

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Me and My Shadow See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,564,147, 19 November 1995

Gross USA:

$19,474,589

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,474,589
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mara Wilson was considered for the roles of Amanda Lemmon and Alyssa Callaway after director Andy Tennant had seen her in both Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) and Miracle on 34th Street (1994). But she was unavailable as she was doing Matilda (1996). Christina Ricci was also considered, but she was also unavailable as she was doing Casper (1995). See more »

Goofs

Amanda could not have known that Clarice had blonde hair, since the entire top of Clarice's head was covered with a towel; besides, Alyssa had been so scared by Clarice's ghastly-pale "Old Lady Callaway's ghost" appearance (her mud-pack-smeared face) and unnerving manner (abruptly pausing in mid-stride to strike a haughtily-exasperated pose and peer contemptuously at Amanda) that she would not have even noticed what color the woman's hair was... she just wanted to get the heck outta there a.s.a.p.. See more »

Quotes

Amanda Lemmon: [as Alyssa] I'm just so terribly relieved that you're not... pissed.
Vincenzo: Pissed, miss?
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Connections

Referenced in Cinematic Excrement: The Cat in the Hat (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Tutti Frutti
Written by Little Richard (as Richard Penniman) and Dorothy La Bostrie
Performed by Little Richard
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What has happened to me? I enjoyed an Olsen Twins movie!
31 December 2018 | by cricketbatSee all my reviews

I was prepared to hate this movie, but I didn't. In fact, I kind of liked it. This variation on the Parent Trap storyline kept me engaged and, dare I say, entertained. I even found myself laughing at some of the cheesy jokes. What has happened to me? I enjoyed an Olsen Twins movie!


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