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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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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

Gross USA:

$19,474,589
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first draft of the script by Deborah Dean Davis was never read by Director Andy Tennant. Her draft was first taken by producers James Orr and Jim Cruickshank to PolyGram and Working Title Films. Working Title executive Tim Bevan liked the script but wanted to bring on Richard Curtis to do rewrites as he had written both The Tall Guy (1989) and Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994). Tim Bevan also wanted to bring on Paul Webster as a producer as had also just produced Drop Dead Fred (1991) and Bob Roberts (1992) for them. Davis, Orr and Cruickshank declined this idea and took it away from them and the script was soon shelved. Then writer Jeff Schechter came across a copy of the script and began writing a draft of his own. His draft made this a "go" picture with Rysher Entertainment. Director Andy Tennant was soon hired, and offered help for the movie's problems. He and his writing partner Rick Parks re-wrote Schecter's draft. Tennant and Parks were re-written by Producer Jim Cruickshank. The studio preferred Tennant and Parks' draft with notes, so Tennant and Parks took another pass. The WGA ruled against any other writer's credits due to biased bylaws, which disallowed writers or directors with partners from receiving credit on features unless in extreme circumstances. None of Davis' dialogue was used. See more »

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The stain on one of the girls' mouths as they are eating sloppy joes. See more »

Quotes

Diane Barrows: [drives all the way to Staten Island] I must be crazy. But I'm not goin' in that church. No matter what happens, I am NOT goin' in that church!
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A Great Movie, Fun For The Family.
24 August 2003 | by movies2uSee all my reviews

It Takes Two (1995)

This movie is so funny, and was a great kids movie. The Olsen twins were great, and the movie had a fun atmosphere. This is a movie you can watch over and over again. I give it 8/10.


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