Twins

  • PG
  • Ivan Reitman (1988)
  • US
  • 102 min
Twins
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

Here's one of those rare things: a one-joke comedy that actually works. Danny DeVito plays the dim-witted scuzzball who discovers naive, intelligent Arnold Schwarzenegger is his genetically engineered brother. Comic moments abound as the odd couple team up to find their long-lost mom - Arnie's first awkward attempt at romance with Kelly Preston is a highlight. DeVito is on great form and Arnie shows that he can handle comedy, although when the pair (and director Ivan Reitman) teamed up again for Junior, the result wasn't quite as successful.

Plot Summary

Buddy comedy starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. Separated at birth after a genetic experiment, gentle giant Julius Benedict seeks his twin, only to find the vigorously devious Vincent in a whole mess of trouble. Menaced by loan sharks and targeted by a killer, the mismatched siblings set out on a cross-country quest to unravel their parentage, only to get tangled up in further misadventures.

Cast and crew

Cast

Julius Benedict
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Vincent Benedict
Danny DeVito
Marnie Mason
Kelly Preston
Linda Mason
Chloe Webb
Mary Ann Benedict
Bonnie Bartlett
Webster
Marshall Bell
Beetroot McKinley
Trey Wilson
Al Greco
David Caruso
Granger
Hugh O'Brian
Werner
Tony Jay
Mitchell Traven
Nehemiah Persoff

Crew

Director
Ivan Reitman

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
May be edited for language.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate PG
Categories
Comedy