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The Identical (2014)

PG | | Drama, Music | 5 September 2014 (USA)
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Twin brothers are unknowingly separated at birth; one of them becomes an iconic rock 'n' roll star, while the other struggles to balance his love for music and pleasing his father.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Reece Wade
... Louise Wade
... Dino
... Avi Hirshberg
... Ryan Wade / Drexel Hemsley
... Jenny O'Brien
... William Hemsley
... Helen Hemsley
... Tony Nash
... Damon
... William Hemsley (Older)
... Ryan Wade (9 Years)
Gary Beaty ... Steve Douglas
Caylin Cervetti ... Angela
Ken Dodge ... Sergeant


In 1936, William and Helen Hemsley (Brian Geraghty, Amanda Crew) welcome identical twin boys into the world. But their joy is quickly tempered by a sobering realization; how could they give these children any kind of a life beyond the desperate poverty that haunted many families in the midst of the Great Depression? When evangelist Reece Wade (Ray Liotta) reveals that he and his wife Louise (Ashley Judd) cannot have children, William feels the Lord's prompting to give them one of the infant boys. Both brothers are born with passion, drive and awesome musical talent, but take very separate, yet converging paths. Drexel Hemsley (Blake Rayne) rises like a comet and changes the music world forever. His adopted brother, Ryan Wade (also played by Blake Rayne) struggles to find the purpose for his life. All the way into manhood he wrestles with pleasing Reverend Wade, his loving but controlling father, who is convinced his son Ryan is called into the ministry. Ryan is encouraged by his ... Written by Anonymous

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If He is in your dreams, nothing can stand against Him.


Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material and smoking | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

5 September 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Benzer Sesler  »

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Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,587,137, 5 September 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,817,092, 19 September 2014
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Did You Know?


Blake Rayne is a famous Elvis Presley impersonator. He was cast after one of his performances as Elvis garnered the casting director's attention. See more »


Hospital scene with Jenny on a chair holding a baby: just behind her to the right is a modern surface-mount junction box with RJ45 jacks, for Ethernet networking which was not yet invented. See more »


Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas (2014) See more »


Angel of Mine
Performed by Blake Rayne and Joe Pantoliano
Written by Jerry Marcellino, Yochanan Marcellino and David Kowaleski
(c) 2014 City of Peace Music/BMI (Admin. by Music Services, Brentwood, TN)
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Just see it
1 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

Sometimes it's refreshing to see a sweet movie that has some nice cinematography, good actors and no violence, for a change. Doesn't matter if it's faith based or not; it's relaxing and rewarding. We just have to lay our usual critical sense aside and enjoy the ride. This movie have not wasted money on excesses, it's all there on the screen, and for the budget it's really managed to capture the times nicely. This movie has a little bit of Elvis, the 50s, Jerry Lee Lewis, a bit of faith, nice cars, clothes and manners from times gone by. And, why not? It feels fun to see something that are sweet and in a way a little silly sometimes. That doesn't mean that it don't have real feelings and emotions, just that it's not pretending to be something it ain't. I saw this movie with an open mind, and I found the ride to be quite good.

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