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Double Impact (1991)

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Jean-Claude Van Damme proves that two cracked heads are better than one in Double Impact. Van Damme plays twins Chad and Alex, who were separated at birth when their parents were brutally murdered by members of a Hong Kong criminal cartel. Incredibly both Chad and Alex have grown up to become world-class martial arts experts. Chad is a snobbish Californian karate instructor, while Alex is a cigar-smoking smuggler in Hong Kong. The two are brought back together by the family bodyguard Frank Avery (Geoffrey Lewis) to team up to avenge their parents' murder. But stacked against them is a thoroughly nasty, over-the-top assassin named Moon (martial arts film great Bolo Yeung).more
Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure
Directed By: ,
Written By: Sheldon Lettich, Jean-Claude Van Damme
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 6, 2001
Runtime:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Cast

Alonna Shaw
as Danielle
Wu Fong Lung
as Chinese Nurse
Paul Aylett
as Baby Alex
Andy Armstrong
as Paul Wagner
Sarah Yuen
as Nun at Orphanage
Julie Strain
as Student
Eugene Choy
as Mr. Chen
Jack Gilardi Jr.
as 1st Karate Student
Dave Lea
as 2nd Karate Student
Donn Berdahl
as Karate Instructor
Chan Siu Sing
as Dockworker
Sarah Jane Varley
as Katherine Wagner
Kamel Krifa
as Mah Jong Manager
Galen Yuen
as Smuggler
Christopher Leung
as Crewman on Alex's Bo...
Leo Lee
as Dockworker
Ng Kwok Kai
as Mr. Ngyuen
Chow Kwok Po
as 2nd Chinese Smuggler
Yu Wai Keung
as 3rd Chinese Smuggler
Simon Cheung
as Hong Kong Marine Pol...
Shum Kin Sang
as Hong Kong Marine Pol...
Lee Tat Chiu
as 1st Triad Thug
Lee Bing Chiu
as 2nd Triad Thug
Wong Chi Kin
as 3rd Triad Thug
John Cheung
as Gateman for Triad
Tsang Sing Kwok
as 2nd Gateman
Ching Wai Chung
as Card Playing Guard
David Ho
as Big Thug Outside Lab
Peter Malota
as Body Guard With Spur...
Tam Chum To
as Klimax Klub Gangster
Eric Ng
as Klimax Klub Gangster
Chan Siu Wah
as Klimax Klub Gangster
Evan Lurie
as Klimax Klub Bouncer
Roland Lor
as Klimax Klub Manager
Jennifer Stone
as Klimax Klub Hostess
Rita Lau
as Hostess with Frank
Wong Chung Ching
as Walkie Talkie Thug
Georges Bejue
as Thug Who Mauls Danie...
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Critic Reviews for Double Impact

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (8)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | August 9, 1991
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Double Impact

½

Double Van Damme means double the fun and excitement. One of his best action films. Jean-Claude Van Damme brings on strong star power as the two main leads and hammers home some great action sequences. An exhilarating and adrenaline-pumping action-packed thrill-ride. It's smart, funny, thrilling and heart-pounding from start to finish. Loads of fist, kicks and explosive fire power. Action dose not get better or hotter than this.

allan913
Al S

Super Reviewer

Despite Martial Arts films and a few of JCVD's films being guilty pleasures of mine, this one is definitely not. The twin thing has been done many times previous to this and whlst most JCVD films have a similar kind of theme, revenge over somebody close etc, this one lacked in anything new Martial Arts-wise, a little too much show boating instead of skill.

76Majikat
Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

½

Double Impact" was one of the first Van Damme movies I saw, and it was the one that made me a major fan of fighting movies in general. Jean-Claude Van Damme plays two roles in this action packed fighter. Two identical twins were separated when they were only a few months old after their parents were killed. Frank (Geoffrey Lewis) brings them together after 25 years of separation. The charismatic Chad (Van Damme) and the troubled Alex (Van Damme) collide at first, especially when Alex suspects that Chad might be trying to take something real valuable away from him. But they do have a couple of things in common other than their looks. They both have the same enemies, and they're both GREAT fighters.
Yeah yeah, critics, non-fans, and even fans alike, all say that Jean-Claude Van Damme is a terrible actor. I don't know about everybody else, but I thought Van Damme did a good job portraying Alex (the evil twin) in this movie. But then again, when it comes to fighting movies, I don't care about great acting, I want to see some great fighting and action sequences, and "Double Impact" has tons of them!

All in all, "Double Impact" might not feature the greatest effects, acting, or plot, but it does have some of the best fighting! If you like fighting movies at all, get "Double Impact." It's damme good!! NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2001. I always cite this and "Sudden Death" as my favorite Van Damme movies.

stormyweather980
Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

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