Ivan Reitman (1988)

PG Certificate
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Our Score
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.


An unlikely pair of brothers, who were born as the result of a one-off genetic experiment and separated at birth, are reunited in adulthood. They set out on a cross-country search for their unknown mother - fending off vicious loan sharks and a professional assassin along the way. Comedy, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston and Chloe Webb.

Cast & Crew

Julius Benedict Arnold Schwarzenegger
Vincent Benedict Danny DeVito
Marnie Mason Kelly Preston
Linda Mason Chloe Webb
Al Greco David Caruso
Mary Ann Benedict Bonnie Bartlett
Beetroot McKinley Trey Wilson
Webster Marshall Bell
Mother Superior Frances Bay
Director Ivan Reitman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Swearing. Available on: video and DVD