Two of a Kind (1983) - Rotten Tomatoes

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.

Cast

Oliver Reed
as Beazley
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
Tony Munafo
as Furniture Man
Steven Hirsch
as Jet Setter
Pamela Bowman
as Jet Setter's Date
Jacque Foti
as Maitre d'
Dennis McKenzie
as Detective
Ric DiAngelo
as Van Driver
John Dresden
as Bartender
Ellen Whyte
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
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 | Rating: 2/5
Fantastica Daily

Xanadu it isn't, but fun nonetheless.

June 13, 2005 | Rating: 3/5
MovieCrypt.com

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

April 3, 2005 | Rating: 1/5
eFilmCritic.com

Mediocre Travolta

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2/5
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 | Rating: 2/5
Movie Eye

Audience Reviews for Two of a Kind

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

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