History Film / Twins

6th Sep '16 7:01:14 AM wittylibrarian
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* NatureVsNurture: Because of the unexpected birth of twins, the experiment was ended and the mother/children split up. Julius ended up with one of the scientists who genuinely raised the boy to be a genius bodybuilder ("the Good") in an isolated environment void of cultural distractions. Vincent was left abandoned to an orphanage, without any mentor or guidance to grow up, and learned to cheat and lie his way through life ("the Bad") while living a hedonistic unhealthy lifestyle. The argument would be how much did genetics already establish which twin was Good or Bad, and how much did they way they grew up? Lampshaded by Julius, who realizes he had the more coddled childhood and condemns Dr. Traven for pre-judging Vincent to a harsher life.



** Dr. Traven had hoped Julius would stay with him after learning he had a twin, but Julius was insistent on leaving to find his twin brother, so Traven let him leave. That's as nice as he gets and it's all downhill from there.

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** Dr. Traven Werner had hoped Julius would stay with him after learning he had a twin, but Julius was insistent on leaving to find his twin brother, so Traven Werner let him leave. That's as nice as he gets and it's all downhill from there.
25th Jul '16 7:41:55 AM Mdumas43073
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''Twins'' is a 1988 comedy starring Creator/DannyDeVito and Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger as twins.

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''Twins'' is a 1988 comedy directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Creator/DannyDeVito and Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger as twins.
14th Jul '16 7:51:03 PM ShiroAkuma
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* NobleDemon: Beetroot honors the deal he made with Vincent, even though he realizes by then that that Vincent obviously got ahold of it by accident, and probably doesn't even "know what the hell this thing is"; after explaining what it is, he leaves the promised payment and leaves with the goods. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for Beetroot and his assistant, Webster isn't noble at all, gunning them down in cold blood just before Julius arrives, leading to the climax.]]

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* NobleDemon: Beetroot honors the deal he made with Vincent, even though he realizes by then that that Vincent obviously got ahold of it by accident, and probably doesn't even "know what the hell this thing is"; after explaining what it is, he leaves the promised payment and leaves with the goods. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for Beetroot and his assistant, Webster isn't noble at all, gunning them down in cold blood just before Julius arrives, leading to the climax.]]
13th Jul '16 9:27:46 PM ShiroAkuma
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** He was also told that he wasn't planned and was the made out of everything they didn't want in Julius. That certainly didn't do much for his mood.

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** He was also told that he wasn't planned and was the made out of everything they didn't want in Julius. That certainly didn't do much for his mood.
13th Jul '16 9:26:42 PM ShiroAkuma
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* LaserGuidedKarma: Ultmately everyone gets what they deserve, for good or ill. [[spoiler:The twins forge a permanent bond, marry a pair of good-looking, good-hearted women and each gets a set of wins of their own. Mary Ann, having long believed her only son died at birth, discovers she actually has ''two'' and gets the chance to reconnect with them. Meanwhile Webster, a FauxAffablyEvil murdering bastard who [[ShootTheMessenger killed the two men who hired him]] and offed [[AntiVillain Beatroot]], gets violently crushed by a chain-hook and a long length of metal chains. Dr. Traven, who isn't a villain but still acted like a bitter old crank and a jackass, gets sucker-punched for his own bad deeds (because at least he didn't kill anyone).]]

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* LaserGuidedKarma: Ultmately everyone gets what they deserve, for good or ill. [[spoiler:The twins forge a permanent bond, marry a pair of good-looking, good-hearted women and each gets a set of wins twins of their own. Mary Ann, having long believed her only son died at birth, discovers she actually has ''two'' and gets the chance to reconnect with them. Meanwhile Webster, a FauxAffablyEvil murdering bastard who [[ShootTheMessenger killed the two men who hired him]] and offed [[AntiVillain Beatroot]], gets violently crushed by a chain-hook and a long length of metal chains. Dr. Traven, who isn't a villain but still acted like a bitter old crank and a jackass, gets sucker-punched for his own bad deeds (because at least he didn't kill anyone).]]
24th Jun '16 3:41:22 PM TitoMosquito
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* WhateverHappenedToTheMouse: We never find out if the loan sharks are still after Julian.

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* WhateverHappenedToTheMouse: We never find out if the loan sharks are still after Julian.Vincent.
24th Jun '16 3:40:22 PM TitoMosquito
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* HasTwoMommies: How many fathers do th twins have?

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* HasTwoMommies: How many fathers do th the twins have?



* {{Hypocrite}}: Vincent accuses Linda of accompanying him on the journey because her interests were only financial, even though five million dollars is exactly what motivated his road trip in the first place.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Vincent accuses Linda of accompanying him on the journey because her interests were only financial, even though five million dollars is exactly what motivated his road trip in the first place. Though he likely just taking his anger on the news of his mother's supposed death on her.



* OhCrap: Vincent's celebration of getting his money is cut short when he hears gunshots and Beetroot's car crashed.



* RaisedByDudes: Arnold's character is raised by scientists while his biological parents (all seven of them) are excluded. When he ventures into normal society, he is very much a FishOutOfWater.

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* RaisedByDudes: Arnold's character is raised by scientists (with one of them being more of a father figure to Julius) while his biological parents (all seven of them) are excluded. When he ventures into normal society, he is very much a FishOutOfWater.


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* WhateverHappenedToTheMouse: We never find out if the loan sharks are still after Julian.
30th Dec '15 6:55:29 PM Tommoraptor
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* BerserkButton: Vincent finds out the hard way that calling Burt Klane a "blimp" isn't the ''smartest'' thing to do.



* {{Hypocrite}}: Vince accuses Linda of accompanying him on the journey because her interests were only financial, even though five million dollars is exactly what motivated his road trip in the first place.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Vince Vincent accuses Linda of accompanying him on the journey because her interests were only financial, even though five million dollars is exactly what motivated his road trip in the first place.
28th Dec '15 12:25:56 PM Tommoraptor
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* Hypocrite: Vince accuses Linda of accompanying him on the journey because her interests were only financial, even though five million dollars is exactly what motivated his road trip in the first place.

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* Hypocrite: {{Hypocrite}}: Vince accuses Linda of accompanying him on the journey because her interests were only financial, even though five million dollars is exactly what motivated his road trip in the first place.
28th Dec '15 12:23:20 PM Tommoraptor
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* HotForTeacher: Vincent somehow managed to seduce one of the nuns at the orphanage where he grew up. Got them ''both'' kicked out.

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* HotForTeacher: Vincent somehow managed to seduce Sister Maria, one of the nuns who was his biology teacher at the orphanage where he grew up. Got them ''both'' kicked out.This resulted in Sister Maria losing her job before he ran away.
* Hypocrite: Vince accuses Linda of accompanying him on the journey because her interests were only financial, even though five million dollars is exactly what motivated his road trip in the first place.
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