Two of a Kind (1983)




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John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John attempt to rekindle the box office sparks of Grease with this screwball fantasy comedy. The tale begins during a golf match in heaven among four angels --Charlie (Charles Durning), Earl (Scatman Crothers), Gonzales (Castulo Guerra), and Ruth (Beatrice Straight)-- who have been in charge of heaven for the last twenty-five years. But their game is interrupted by God (voice of Gene Hackman), who has now returned to the office and doesn't like what he sees down on earth. God wants to order up another flood and start all over again, but the angels persuade God to reconsider, reasoning that if a typical earth man can reform, it would prove that all mankind is capable of it. God agrees to the scheme and the typical man selected is Zack Melon (John Travolta) a failed inventor who, threatened by loan sharks, decides to hold up a bank. Zack points his gun at bank teller Debbie Wylder (Olivia Newton-John) and she gives him all of the money. But when Zack peers into the sack after the robbery, he sees that Debbie has substituted bank deposit slips for the cash and realizes that she has kept the money for herself. Zack tracks her down to reclaim his stolen money and the two fall in love.
Comedy , Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Castulo Guerra
as Gonzales
Oliver Reed
as Beazley
Toni Kalem
as Terri
Jack Kehoe
as Chotiner
Ernie Hudson
as Detective Staggs
Tony Crupi
as Detective Bruno
Robert Costanzo
as Capt. Cinzari
Kurek Ashley
as SoHo Cop
Jill Andre
as Gladys
Ann Travolta
as Bank Teller
Kathy Bates
as Furniture Man's Wife
Sheila Frazier
as Reporter
Tony Munafo
as Furniture Man
Steven Hirsch
as Jet Setter
Pamela Bowman
as Jet Setter's Date
Jacque Foti
as Maitre d'
Ted Grossman
as Waiter
Dennis McKenzie
as Detective
Ric DiAngelo
as Van Driver
Jerome Michaels
as Customer
John Dresden
as Bartender
Michael Melon
as Student
Ellen Whyte
as Student
Kitty Muldoon
as Student
Tammy Brewer
as Loose Lady
Deborra Hampton
as Loose Lady
Roxanne Byrd
as Loose Lady
Rochelle L. Kravit
as Restaurant Patron
Dee Dee Griffin
as Restaurant Patron
Charlie Picerni
as Anti-Gang Officer
Robin Adler
as Restaurant Patron
Phillip Romano
as Restaurant Patron
Richard Adams
as Restaurant Patron
Donna Porter
as Restaurant Patron
Jeff Lawrence
as Restaurant Patron
Gary Woodward
as Restaurant Patron
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Critic Reviews for Two of a Kind

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

This disappointing reunion of Grease stars Travolta and Newton-John is lame and forgettable fluff.

September 21, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Xanadu it isn't, but fun nonetheless.

June 13, 2005

The "wow" kind of bad that people still talk about 20 years after the fact. Rent it and see.

April 2, 2005

Mediocre Travolta

October 23, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

This Two of a Kind is more like a royal flush--as in a tremendously trite tale that needs to be flushed right down the dyspeptic drain

May 24, 2003
Movie Eye

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June 19, 2005

Audience Reviews for Two of a Kind


Your mustache is falling off. God has decided to destroy all humanity; however, three angels convince him that there are souls worth saving. God gives the angels a short time to prove their point. The angels are required to get a bank teller and con artist to show God proof. One day the con artist tries to rob a bank and somehow the teller ends up with the money, indirectly destroying her life. They quickly hate each other putting humanity at risk. Can the two resolve their issues and save the Earth? "Rewind!" John Herzfeld, director of Reach Me, 15 Minutes, 2 Days in the Valley, A Father's Revenge, The Preppie Murder, The Death and Life of Bobby Z, and Remember, delivers Two of a Kind. The storyline for this picture is miserable and very disappointing. The mixture of comedy and love story did not work. The acting is okay and the cast includes John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Charles Durning, Beatrice Straight, Oliver Reed, and Ernie Hudson. "Don't ask me any questions. I don't have the answers." I grabbed this off HBOGO because I had never heard of this film and thought it may be entertaining. Unfortunately, this reunion between Travolta and Newton-John didn't have the same redeeming qualities as Grease. Overall, this is a forgettable film I'd skip. "Smile!" Grade: D

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

Olivia Newton-John was one fine piece of Ace! I remember going to the movies to see this move at the theater when I was 9 or 10. Little did I know it was some romantical BS. To this day my fragile little mind recalls one line from this movie...John Travolta tells ONJ that you "Hold the Nuts while you screw". I believe this was the beginning of my sexual education. Thank god for Skinemax!

Chad Roesti
Chad Roesti

Super Reviewer

"Freeze! Rewind!" "Freeze! Fast forward!" Although I don't know if he saved them out of the kidness of his heart. I think it was for selfish reasons.

Virginia Neville
Virginia Neville

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