December 9th, 1988



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A physically perfect, but innocent, man goes in search of his twin brother, who is a short small-time crook.

Release Year: 1988

Rating: 5.9/10 (44,590 voted)

Critic's Score: 53/100

Director: Ivan Reitman

Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston

Julius and Vincent Benedict are the results of an experiment that would allow for the perfect child. Julius was planned and grows to athletic proportions. Vincent is an accident and is somewhat smaller in stature. Vincent is placed in an orphanage while Julius is taken to a south seas island and raised by philosophers. Vincent becomes the ultimate low life and is about to be killed by loan sharks when Julius discovers that he has a brother and begins looking for him.

Writers: William Davies, William Osborne

Arnold Schwarzenegger - Julius Benedict
Danny DeVito - Vincent Benedict
Kelly Preston - Marnie Mason
Chloe Webb - Linda Mason
Bonnie Bartlett - Old Mary Ann Benedict
Trey Wilson - Beetroot McKinley
Marshall Bell - Webster
David Caruso - Al Greco
Hugh O'Brian - Granger
Nehemiah Persoff - Mitchell Traven
Maury Chaykin - Burt Klane
Tony Jay - Werner
Tom McCleister - Bob Klane (as Thom McCleister)
David Efron - Morris Klane
Peter Dvorsky - Peter Garfield

Taglines: Only their mother can tell them apart.

Release Date: 9 December 1988

Filming Locations: 1126 Hillcrest Avenue, Oak Knoll, Pasadena, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $11,174,980 (USA) (11 December 1988) (1396 Screens)

Gross: $216,600,000 (Worldwide) (1989)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Two real life twins were reunited with their father after seeing him in the scene set in downtown Santa Fe.

Continuity: When Julius jogs to the house where his mother used to live, he had large sweat stains under his arms and chest on his pink shirt. They go inside for a drink and his shirt is now totally dry.

Julius Benedict: The pavement was his enemy.

User Review

Arnold's best comedy


The mismatched duo of Schwarzenegger and DeVito work to perfection in this hilarious comedy. Arnold is great as Julius, the one who always looks at the bright side, and DeVito is fantastic as Vincent, the greedy, dull, and depressed one. Marshall Bell is also a formidable bad guy. Sit back and enjoy. 3/4


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