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Twins [1988] (1 disc)
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Director:Ivan Reitman
Writer:Herschel Weingrod
Timothy Harris
William Davies
William Osborne
Composer:George Delerue
Length:107 minutes
(1 hour 47 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Suggested Event Use:Birthday
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:30%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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  • Family
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Synopsis: Vincent and Julius are identical twins, though you could have fooled them.


Reaction: Not particularly great, but Schwarzenegger and DeVito are good together.


Personal Rating: 7/10

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Ivan Reitman => Director
Herschel Weingrod => Writer
Timothy Harris => Writer
William Davies => Writer
William Osborne => Writer
George Delerue => Composer
Arnold Schwarzenegger => Julius Benedict
Bonnie Bartlett => Mary Ann Benedict
Chloe Webb => Linda Mason
Danny DeVito => Vincent Benedict
David Caruso => Al Greco
David Efron => Morris Klane
Dendrie Taylor => Female Neighbor
Frances Bay => Mother Superior
Gus Rethwisch => Dave Klane
Heather Graham => Young Mary Ann Benedict (uncredited)
Hugh O'Brian => Granger
Kelly Preston => Marnie Mason
Marshall Bell => Webster
Maury Chaykin => Burt Klane
Nehemiah Persoff => Mitchell Traven
Sven-Ole Thorsen => Sam Klane
Tom McCleister => Bob Klane (as Thom McCleister)
Tony Jay => Werner
Trey Wilson => Beetroot McKinley

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • When Julius visits Vincent in prison, Vincent calls him "Mr. Universe", a title that Arnold Schwarzenegger held for several years, 25 years previously.
  • Two real life twins were reunited with their father after seeing him in the scene set in downtown Santa Fe.
  • The money was not available to pay to the two main stars and the director their normal fees. They decided to split a percentage of the gross profits between the three of them and ended up making more than they would have made taking their fees upfront because the film was such a hit.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito and Hulk Hogan have all revealed in interviews that Schwarzenegger and DeVito were given the option of doing this movie or Suburban Commando; had the two chosen Suburban Commando, Hogan and Christopher Lloyd would have done this movie.