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

Crew

Ivan Reitman
Director
Ivan Reitman
Producer
William Goldman
Screenwriter
William Osborne
Screenwriter
William Davies
Screenwriter
Herschel Weingrod
Screenwriter
Andrzej Bartkowiak
Cinematographer
Georges Delerue
Composer (Music Score)
Peter Afterman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Randy Edelman
Composer (Music Score)
Sheldon Kahn
Editor
Donn Cambern
Editor
James D. Bissell
Production Designer
Christopher Burian-Mohr
Art Director
Sheldon Kahn
Associate Producer
Joe Medjuck
Executive Producer
Jim Teegarden
Set Designer
Nancy Patton
Set Designer
Ed Verreaux
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
Leonard Engelman
Makeup
Jeff Dawn
Makeup
Bob Boykin
Musical Performer
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