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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

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Feb 6, 2001

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Van Damme was never great with drama, lousy with the English language, but put the man in tight pants and surround him with Asian stuntmen, and there's pure joy to be had.

August 9, 2011 Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com
BrianOrndorf.com

Bonecrushingly stupid - but one of Van Demme's better efforts.

June 12, 2004
Shadows on the Wall

Also known as "The One with Two Van Dammes."

July 26, 2002
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Audience Reviews for Double Impact

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.
July 8, 2011
allan913

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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.
March 12, 2011
76Majikat

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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.
September 11, 2009
stormyweather980

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Guilty pleasure but bad nevertheless.
September 10, 2009
Chiefilms
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    1. Kara: Now we can just forget this ever happened. Come on, now, turn around. That's a good girl. Yeah. And now... you can frisk me.
    – Submitted by Chris M (22 months ago)
    1. Chad/Alex: Big surprise. HUGE surprise.
    – Submitted by Chris M (22 months ago)
    1. Chad/Alex: Look like me? You, of all people, should know I would never in my life wear black-silk underwear!
    – Submitted by Chris M (22 months ago)
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