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Julius and Vincent Benedict are the results of an experiment that would allow for the perfect child. Julius was planned and grows to athletic proportions. Vincent is an accident and is somewhat smaller in stature. Vincent is placed in an orphanage while Julius is taken to a south seas island and raised by philosophers. Vincent becomes the ultimate low life and is about to be killed by loan sharks.

  1. William Osborne


  2. William Davies


  3. Timothy Harris


  4. Herschel Weingrod


  5. Ivan Reitman


Top Billed Cast

  1. Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Julius Benedict

  2. Danny DeVito

    Danny DeVito

    Vincent Benedict

  3. Kelly Preston

    Kelly Preston

    Marnie Mason

  4. Chloe Webb

    Chloe Webb

    Linda Mason

  5. David Caruso

    David Caruso

    Al Greco

  6. Bonnie Bartlett

    Bonnie Bartlett

    Old Mary Ann Benedict

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 47m

Budget $15,000,000.00

Revenue $216,614,388.00

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Release Information

  • December 8, 1988
    PG, Premiere
  • December 9, 1988



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

So much fun to be had here.

As long as you know what to expect, and really that shouldn't be too hard to do when you are getting ready to watch a movie that has Danny DeVito & Arnold Schwarzenegger as twin brothers!

Julius (Arnold) & Vincent (Danny) are the result of a genetic experiment that should have realised the perfect child, instead they were born as twins, separated at birth and both went on to lead different lives. Julius was raised on a gorgeous island, he is greatly educated and knows no fear of the world, Vincent on the other hand is a low class womanising weasel from the big... read the rest.

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