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3rd Dec '12 6:47:14 AM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Twins}}', a comedy starring Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger and [=Danny DeVito=].

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* ''Film/{{Twins}}', ''Film/{{Twins}}'', a comedy starring Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger and [=Danny DeVito=].
3rd Dec '12 6:46:35 AM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Twins}}', a comedy starring Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger and [=Danny DeVito=].
11th May '12 8:34:39 AM erforce
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[[quoteright:265:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/twins_9021.jpg]]

Twins is a 1988 film starring Danny [=DeVito=] and {{Arnold Schwarzenegger}} as twins.

Yes, ''that'' [[TheNapoleon Danny [=DeVito=]]] and [[TheAhnold Arnold]] [[{{Terminator}} Schwarzenegger]].

Julius and Vincent Benedict are fraternal twins; the results of a secret experiment carried out at a genetics laboratory to produce the perfect child, using sperm donated by six different fathers. The mother was told that the children died at birth, while the children were informed once old enough that their mother died in childbirth. The program was a success but was shut down, [[MetalGearSolid due to one twin inheriting the "desirable traits", and the other being the "genetic trash"]]: Julius is strong, handsome, kind and intelligent, while Vincent is, well, [[TypeCasting Danny [=DeVito=]]].

The two meet when they're both 35 and Julius bails Vincent out of jail. Vincent doesn't warm up to Julius right away, but he soon does.

Vincent steals a car that happens to have a secret prototype fuel injector worth five million dollars in the trunk. He is going to drive to Houston to sell it for money he owes to loan sharks, but Julius finds out that their mother is really alive and they might be able to find her, and the drive to Houston soon turns into a road trip with Vincent, Julius, Vincent's girlfriend Linda and Linda's sister Marnie. They are pursued by Webster, the criminal responsible for transporting the fuel injector. HilarityEnsues.

A newly announced sequel, called.. What else, ''Triplets'', is apparently going into production soon with EddieMurphy as the third brother. That sound you can hear is the entire world doing a collective ''[[FlatWhat "What?"]]''.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* ActorAllusion - Julius's line: "If you're lying, [[TheTerminator I'll be back]]."
* {{Adorkable}} - Julius
* AdultChild - Julius again.
* BabiesEverAfter - At the end, lo and behold, [[spoiler: the twins have [[LoserGetsTheGirl married the twins]] and have each had...twins]].
* BedroomAdulteryScene - Vincent's introductory scene.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Julius
* BigGuyLittleGuy
* BerserkButton - Julius, after Traven denied his involvement with the experiment.
-->'''Julius:''' For the first time in my life I'm... ''PISSED OFF!!''
* CarSkiing: Julius does one of these ''completely by accident'' his first time driving a car.
* ConscienceMakesYouGoBack: Julius makes Vincent grow a conscience, which irritates Vincent to no end.
* TheCynic - Vincent has had ONE too many dissapointments in his life to believe in concepts like love, kindness and hope.
* DifferentAsNightAndDay - [[CaptainObvious Duh.]]
* GentleGiant - Keep in mind that this role was VERY PlayingAgainstType for Arnold at first.
* HeyItsThatGuy - TonyJay as Julius' father figure.
** The twins' mother was played by an unbilled Heather Graham.
* InformedAbility - Some of Julius' abilities, like his superior skill at math.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold - Vincent.
* {{Jerkass}} - Mitchell Traven. He treats Vincent like crap, because his unexpected birth was the reason the experiment was considered a failure. Also because of it, he told Mary Ann, their birth mother, that her (only) child died at birth.
* LoanShark - Vincent is hounded by the family of loan sharks almost every other scene. [[PlayedForLaughs Played for laughs]], as they are continuously injured and quite [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain non-threatening]].
* MissingMom
* NiceGuy - Julius.
* NonIdenticalTwins - Vincent still didn't believe this at first.
* PetTheDog: Or cat in this case, as Vincent - despite being a consistent jerk - is very kind and loving towards his pet cat (ironically named Julius).
* SeparatedAtBirth - Natch.
* TookALevelInJerkass - Of course Vincent was kind of a jerkass his whole life, but became a bigger jerkass after he was told their mother died and took it out on Linda and Julius.
** He was also told that he wasn't planned and was the leftover bad parts to Julius' good parts. That certainly didn't do much for his mood.
* TwinTelepathy: Naturally. The Twins are even in constant Synchronization, much to Vincent's initial annoyance.
* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack: Vincent named his beloved cat Julius, but long before finding out about his brother. It qualifies, though, in that it is another example of the Twins being on the same wavelength, even if they were unaware of it.
* WideEyedIdealist: Julius.
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[[quoteright:265:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/twins_9021.jpg]]

Twins is a 1988 film starring Danny [=DeVito=] and {{Arnold Schwarzenegger}} as twins.

Yes, ''that'' [[TheNapoleon Danny [=DeVito=]]] and [[TheAhnold Arnold]] [[{{Terminator}} Schwarzenegger]].

Julius and Vincent Benedict are fraternal twins; the results of a secret experiment carried out at a genetics laboratory to produce the perfect child, using sperm donated by six different fathers. The mother was told that the children died at birth, while the children were informed once old enough that their mother died in childbirth. The program was a success but was shut down, [[MetalGearSolid due to one twin inheriting the "desirable traits", and the other being the "genetic trash"]]: Julius is strong, handsome, kind and intelligent, while Vincent is, well, [[TypeCasting Danny [=DeVito=]]].

The two meet when they're both 35 and Julius bails Vincent out of jail. Vincent doesn't warm up to Julius right away, but he soon does.

Vincent steals a car that happens to have a secret prototype fuel injector worth five million dollars in the trunk. He is going to drive to Houston to sell it for money he owes to loan sharks, but Julius finds out that their mother is really alive and they might be able to find her, and the drive to Houston soon turns into a road trip with Vincent, Julius, Vincent's girlfriend Linda and Linda's sister Marnie. They are pursued by Webster, the criminal responsible for transporting the fuel injector. HilarityEnsues.

A newly announced sequel, called.. What else, ''Triplets'', is apparently going into production soon with EddieMurphy as the third brother. That sound you can hear is the entire world doing a collective ''[[FlatWhat "What?"]]''.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* ActorAllusion - Julius's line: "If you're lying, [[TheTerminator I'll be back]]."
* {{Adorkable}} - Julius
* AdultChild - Julius again.
* BabiesEverAfter - At the end, lo and behold, [[spoiler: the twins have [[LoserGetsTheGirl married the twins]] and have each had...twins]].
* BedroomAdulteryScene - Vincent's introductory scene.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Julius
* BigGuyLittleGuy
* BerserkButton - Julius, after Traven denied his involvement with the experiment.
-->'''Julius:''' For the first time in my life I'm... ''PISSED OFF!!''
* CarSkiing: Julius does one of these ''completely by accident'' his first time driving a car.
* ConscienceMakesYouGoBack: Julius makes Vincent grow a conscience, which irritates Vincent to no end.
* TheCynic - Vincent has had ONE too many dissapointments in his life to believe in concepts like love, kindness and hope.
* DifferentAsNightAndDay - [[CaptainObvious Duh.]]
* GentleGiant - Keep in mind that this role was VERY PlayingAgainstType for Arnold at first.
* HeyItsThatGuy - TonyJay as Julius' father figure.
** The twins' mother was played by an unbilled Heather Graham.
* InformedAbility - Some of Julius' abilities, like his superior skill at math.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold - Vincent.
* {{Jerkass}} - Mitchell Traven. He treats Vincent like crap, because his unexpected birth was the reason the experiment was considered a failure. Also because of it, he told Mary Ann, their birth mother, that her (only) child died at birth.
* LoanShark - Vincent is hounded by the family of loan sharks almost every other scene. [[PlayedForLaughs Played for laughs]], as they are continuously injured and quite [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain non-threatening]].
* MissingMom
* NiceGuy - Julius.
* NonIdenticalTwins - Vincent still didn't believe this at first.
* PetTheDog: Or cat in this case, as Vincent - despite being a consistent jerk - is very kind and loving towards his pet cat (ironically named Julius).
* SeparatedAtBirth - Natch.
* TookALevelInJerkass - Of course Vincent was kind of a jerkass his whole life, but became a bigger jerkass after he was told their mother died and took it out on Linda and Julius.
** He was also told that he wasn't planned and was the leftover bad parts to Julius' good parts. That certainly didn't do much for his mood.
* TwinTelepathy: Naturally. The Twins are even in constant Synchronization, much to Vincent's initial annoyance.
* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack: Vincent named his beloved cat Julius, but long before finding out about his brother. It qualifies, though, in that it is another example of the Twins being on the same wavelength, even if they were unaware of it.
* WideEyedIdealist: Julius.
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2nd May '12 7:33:14 PM BobMcGuffin
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Yes, ''that'' [[BaldOfAwesome Danny [=DeVito=]]] and [[TheAhnold Arnold]] [[{{Terminator}} Schwarzenegger]].

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Yes, ''that'' [[BaldOfAwesome [[TheNapoleon Danny [=DeVito=]]] and [[TheAhnold Arnold]] [[{{Terminator}} Schwarzenegger]].
30th Apr '12 3:00:04 PM SpideyTerry
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Julius


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* PetTheDog: Or cat in this case, as Vincent - despite being a consistent jerk - is very kind and loving towards his pet cat (ironically named Julius).


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* TwinTelepathy: Naturally. The Twins are even in constant Synchronization, much to Vincent's initial annoyance.
* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack: Vincent named his beloved cat Julius, but long before finding out about his brother. It qualifies, though, in that it is another example of the Twins being on the same wavelength, even if they were unaware of it.
* WideEyedIdealist: Julius.
30th Mar '12 10:21:57 AM MrStatham1986
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A newly announced sequel, called.. What else, ''Triplets'', is apparently going into production soon with EddieMurphy as the third brother. That sound you can hear is the entire world doing a collective [[FlatWhat ''"What?"'']]

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A newly announced sequel, called.. What else, ''Triplets'', is apparently going into production soon with EddieMurphy as the third brother. That sound you can hear is the entire world doing a collective [[FlatWhat ''"What?"'']]
''[[FlatWhat "What?"]]''.
30th Mar '12 10:21:36 AM MrStatham1986
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A newly announced sequel, called.. What else, ''Triplets'', is apparently going into production soon with EddieMurphy as the third brother. That sound you can hear is the entire world doing a collective [[FlatWhat ''"What?"'']]
24th Mar '12 9:28:48 PM MikuAngelVoice
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* {{Adorkable}} - Julius
* AdultChild - Julius again.


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* TheCynic - Vincent has had ONE too many dissapointments in his life to believe in concepts like love, kindness and hope.


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* GentleGiant - Keep in mind that this role was VERY PlayingAgainstType for Arnold at first.
11th Mar '12 4:37:48 PM TitoMosquito
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* {{Jerkass}} - Mitchell Traven. He treats Vincent like crap, because his unexpected birth was the reason for the experiment's failure. Also because of it, he told Mary Ann, their mother, her child died at birth.

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* {{Jerkass}} - Mitchell Traven. He treats Vincent like crap, because his unexpected birth was the reason for the experiment's experiment was considered a failure. Also because of it, he told Mary Ann, their birth mother, that her (only) child died at birth.
11th Mar '12 9:45:35 AM MadCat221
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* ConscienceMakesYouGoBack: Julius makes Vincent grow a conscience, which irritates Vincent to no end.
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