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Twins

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1988
  • Ivan Reitman
  • 102 mins
  • PG

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.

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Review

A star rating of 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, with Arnie's first awkward attempt at romance with Kelly Preston one of the highlights. 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.

Credits

Cast

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Julius BenedictArnold Schwarzenegger
Vincent BenedictDanny DeVito
Marnie MasonKelly Preston
Linda MasonChloe Webb
Mary Ann BenedictBonnie Bartlett
WebsterMarshall Bell
Beetroot McKinleyTrey Wilson
Al GrecoDavid Caruso
GrangerHugh O'Brian
WernerTony Jay
Mitchell TravenNehemiah Persoff

Crew

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DirectorIvan Reitman

Details

Released on
1989-03-17
Languages
English
Guidance
Swearing.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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