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Double Impact (1991)

R | | Action, Crime | 9 August 1991 (USA)
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Twin brothers are separated when their parents are murdered but 25 years later they re-unite in order to avenge their parents' death.

Director:

Sheldon Lettich

Writers:

Sheldon Lettich (screen story), Jean-Claude Van Damme (screen story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Alex / Chad Wagner
Geoffrey Lewis ... Frank Avery
Alonna Shaw ... Danielle Wilde
Corinna Everson ... Kara
Philip Chan ... Raymond Zhang
Alan Scarfe ... Nigel Griffith
Bolo Yeung ... Moon
Andy Armstrong ... Paul Wagner
Wu Fong Lung Wu Fong Lung ... Chinese Nurse
Peter Malota ... Body Guard With Spurs
Sarah-Jane Varley Sarah-Jane Varley ... Katherine Wagner
Kamel Krifa Kamel Krifa ... Mah Jong Manager
Eugene Choy Eugene Choy ... Mr. Chen
Jack Gilardi Jr. Jack Gilardi Jr. ... Karate Student
David Lea ... Karate Student
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Storyline

Jean Claude Van Damme plays a dual role as Alex and Chad, twins separated at the death of their parents. Chad is raised by a family retainer in Paris, Alex becomes a petty crook in Hong Kong. Seeing a picture of Alex, Chad rejoins him and convinces him that his rival in Hong Kong is also the man who killed their parents. Alex is suspicious of Chad, especially when it comes to his girlfriend. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Taglines:

Feel The Impact See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Corsican Brothers See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,574,703, 11 August 1991

Gross USA:

$30,102,717

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,102,717
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Albert Pyun was briefly approached when the project was then called 'The Corsican Brothers' in the late 1980s. He said on his Facebook page in 2012: "The last time I've spoken with JCVD was on the roof of a building across the street from Cannon on Wilshire. JCVD wanted to talk in private and he told me the story he wanted to do for his next film called "Corsican Brother" which became Double Impact I believe. JCVD asked if I would want to direct it for him. The whole idea of TWO JCVDs seemed a bit far fetched and I did not commit either way but told him I had reservations about how the twins idea would work. I told him I thought he should keep moving in the direction of a pure action star and leave the gimmick movies behind. Haven't seen or talked to him since directly." See more »

Goofs

When Chad and Danielle are on the boat after their swim in the harbor, Chad's clothes are completely dry as well as his hair which looks as if it has just been styled. Danielle's clothes are hanging on a line in the bottom of the boat to dry out, but, her hair has just been blown dry without a blow dryer on the boat. Alex would not have kept one on the boat since Danielle had never been to the island before. See more »

Quotes

Kara: What's the big hurry? Are you, um... hiding something?
Danielle: No.
Kara: No? Well, that's good, because... I have to frisk you. And if I don't find anything, well, then... I can let you go.
[she frisks Danielle]
Kara: Now we can just forget this ever happened. Come on, now, turn around. That's a good girl. Yeah. And now... you can frisk me.
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Alternate Versions

The 3rd DVD-Release in Germany from Laser Paradise is uncut. See more »

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Referenced in The Brand New Testament (2015) See more »

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Give In To Me
Music by Gen
Lyrics by Gen and Cheryl X
Produced by Gen
Performed by Cheryl X
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Little support, but fun to watch
27 March 2007 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

OK, face it, Jean-Claude cannot act his way out of a wet paper bag. That is not why we watch him. We watch for the action, and this film has plenty of that.

No viewing of Jean-Claude's films would be complete without this one where he plays both himself and his brother. Separated by 25 years, one (Alex) stays in Hong Kong as a smugger, and the other (Chad) is a fitness instructor in California. That's ladies fitness instructor in pretty blue tights. Hmm, is there something to his role as "Gay Karate Man" in his first film? California Jean-Claude returns to Hong Kong to join Honk Kond Jean Claude to regain what is rightfully theirs. Luscious scenery provided by Alex's girlfriend Danielle (Alonna Shaw). Hot breathing brought on by action between Danielle and Kara (Corinna Everson). The return of Bolo Yeung (Bloodsport) as Moon is a big big plus for the film.

Lots of action, lots of laughs, and a good time for all.


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