Twins (1988)



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A tall and muscular but mild-mannered man and a short, corpulent loose cannon discover that they are actually twins, their strange differences the result of a genetics experiment gone wrong. This popular comedy brings the brothers together and forces them to deal with their divergent personalities.
PG (adult situations/language, violence)
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Universal Pictures

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Arnold Schwarzenegger
as Julius Benedict
Kelly Preston
as Marnie Mason
Danny DeVito
as Vincent Benedict
Chloe Webb
as Linda Mason
Bonnie Bartlett
as Mary Ann Benedict
Marshall Bell
as Webster
Tony Hymans
as Keyboards
Trey Wilson
as Beetroot McKinley
David Caruso
as Al Greco
Hugh O'Brian
as Granger
Tony Jay
as Werner
Nehemiah Persoff
as Mitchell Traven
Maury Chaykin
as Burt Klane
Thom McCleister
as Bob Klane
David Efron
as Morris Klane
Tom McCleister
as Bob Klane
Peter Dvorsky
as Peter Garfield
Robert Harper
as Gilbert Larsen
Rosemary Dunamore
as Miss Busby
Rosemary Dunsmore
as Miss Busby
Lora Milligan
as Stewardess
Richard de Faut
as Custodian
Richard Portnov
as Chop Shop Owner
Richard Portnow
as Chop Shop Owner
Frances Bay
as Mother Superior
Marvin J. McIntyre
as McKinley's Man
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
as Oriental Man
Wayne Grace
as Cell Guard
Thomas Wagner
as Visiting Room Guard
Elizabeth Kaitan
as Secretary
Catherine Reitman
as Granger Granddaughter
Jason Reitman
as Granger Grandson
Dendrie Allyn Taylor
as Female Neighbor
Sven Ole Thorsen
as Sam Klane
Gus Rethwisch
as Dave Klane
Linda Porter
as Painter
Bruce McBroom
as Handsome Father
Joseph Medjuck
as Photographer
Steve Reevis
as Indian
Jeff Beck
as Lead Guitarist
John Bolger
as Security Guard
Frank Davis
as Security Guard
Roger Callard
as Granger Son #2
Tom Platz
as Granger Son #1
Jay Arlen Jones
as Mover #1
S.A. Griffin
as Hollywood Biker #1
Billy Lucas
as Hollywood Biker #2
Jill Avery
as Bass Player
Tony Hymas
as Keyboards
Heather Graham
as Young Mary Ann Benedict (uncredited)
Terry Bozio
as Drums
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Critic Reviews for Twins

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (5)

Director Ivan Reitman more than delivers on the wacky promise of Twins in this nutty, storybook tale of siblings separated at birth and reunited at age 35.

Full Review… | May 6, 2008
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DeVito displays his remarkable ability to shift from fast-talking cynicism to affecting sentiment, while Arnie reveals a reasonable talent for light comedy.

Full Review… | September 29, 2006
Time Out
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The sort of movie that seems to be made of Styrofoam. It's instantly disposable but it won't quickly disappear.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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There's enough sugary male bonding to warrant a Sensitive Guys Red Alert.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
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It is an engaging entertainment with some big laughs and a sort of warm goofiness.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
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Silly '80s mismatched sibling story has profanity, violence.

Full Review… | June 2, 2015
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Twins

Not really what I would call a great movie. Arnie seriously can't act! However, it has some 80's charm, particularly the romance between the twins and the sisters. Kelly Preston in particular, I really like here. She is nice with Arnie's too sweet to be real character. A few minor laughs and a lot of eye rolls. You probably won't be too unhappy if you catch this on tv for free as I did. Not a must see, but harmless viewing.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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Gosh, whenever I see Schwarzenegger and DeVito together I just can't tell them apart, their like twins or something! :) What a ridiculous movie! I think this was the starting point in the downfall of Arnold's acting career. I mean, he was cool before this movie! Anyway, this movie isn't terrible, but it isn't good either.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Hilarious! I love Arnold!

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

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