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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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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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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

When Amanda is first mistaken for Alyssa at the Callaway house, she refers to Vincenzo as "Lurch". This is a reference to The Addams Family (1964) with Lurch being the name of the tall, scary butler. 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: I can't believe you talked me into this!
Alyssa Calloway: You're too tense. Relax.
Diane Barrows: Oh, I've got a thousand pounds of wild animal under my butt and she says relax!
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Connections

Spoofs Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) See more »

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Tutti Frutti
Written by Little Richard (as Richard Penniman) and Dorothy La Bostrie
Performed by Little Richard
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great movie.....olsen twins at their finest
10 May 2004 | by XsWeEtLiLGiRL90xSee 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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