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The central "gimmick" of the comedy-adventure Twins is established early on. Unbeknownst to one another, king-sized [[Performer~P110501~Arnold Schwarzenegger~arnoldschwarzenegger]] and gnomeish [[Performer~P17602~Danny De Vito~dannydevito]] are twin brothers. Even better: [[Performer~P110501~Schwarzenegger~arnoldschwarzenegger]] is a mild-mannered, bookish type, while De Vito is a vitriolic troublemaker. The film takes satiric jabs at the notion of "perfect" genetics, and makes several pointed comments concerning the dangers of youthful pre-conditioning by insensitive parents. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:December 9, 1988

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Skip Scarborough Best Original Song 1988 Nominee

Cast

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

Crew

Ivan Reitman
Director
Ivan Reitman
Producer
William Davies
Screenwriter
Herschel Weingrod
Screenwriter
William Goldman
Screenwriter
William Osborne
Screenwriter
Andrzej Bartkowiak
Cinematographer
Randy Edelman
Composer (Music Score)
Georges Delerue
Composer (Music Score)
Peter Afterman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Donn Cambern
Editor
Sheldon Kahn
Editor
James D. Bissell
Production Designer
Christopher Burian-Mohr
Art Director
Sheldon Kahn
Associate Producer
Joe Medjuck
Executive Producer
Ed Verreaux
Set Designer
Jim Teegarden
Set Designer
Nancy Patton
Set Designer
Gloria Gresham
Costume Designer
Michael Lantieri
Special Effects
Peter Giuliano
First Assistant Director
Dustin Blauvelt
Camera Operator
Joel Kramer
Stunts
Michael Chinich
Casting
Bob Boykin
Musical Performer
Leonard Engelman
Makeup
Jeff Dawn
Makeup
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