• Twins (1988)


Release Date: December 9th, 1988

DVD Release Date: May 27th, 1998

PG |1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary

The products of a genetic experiment, fraternal twins Julius (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Vincent (Danny DeVito) are separated at birth. Their mother, Mary Ann (Bonnie Bartlett), is told they're dead. Now Vincent, an unscrupulous street hustler, ekes out a living in Los Angeles. Julius, raised by a scientist (Tony Jay), grows up humble, intelligent and strong, but very naive about the larger world. When Julius learns of his mother and brother, he heads to Los Angeles to find his family.

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston, Chloe Webb, Bonnie Bartlett, Marshall Bell, Trey Wilson, Hugh O'Brian

Director: Ivan Reitman

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Universal Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Love, Los Angeles, 1980s, Family, Quest, Brother, Mother, Hilarious

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Twins is not a great comedy - it's not up there with Reitman's "Ghostbusters" and DeVito is not as funny as he was in "Ruthless People" and "Wise Guys" - but it is an engaging entertainment with some big laughs and a sort of warm goofiness. show more

  • 63
    Peter StackSan Francisco Chronicle

    For a big, floppy, silly movie that is in many ways the epitome of throwaway entertainment, Twins has its charms. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito make it seem they had so much fun making this flabby comedy that the fun becomes infectious.

  • 63
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    Like it or not (it's hard to dislike), it's less a movie than a concept searching for one. [9 Dec 1988, p.6D]

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