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      Double Trouble

      R Released Feb 14, 1992 1 hr. 27 min. Action List
      Reviews 40% 250+ Ratings Audience Score Brawny burglar Peter Jade (Peter Paul) is an infamous criminal who manages to gain access to a huge stash of diamonds. He also happens to have an equally muscular twin, David (David Paul), who, unlike his thieving brother, is an upstanding police officer. Despite their differences, Peter and David must work together to take down the devious Philip Chamberlain (Roddy McDowall), an unrepentant villain set on getting the diamonds at any cost, even if it means resorting to murder. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jul 04 Buy Now

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      Audience Member This complex speed drama revels in the soul of humanity and offers graceful healing with quick wits, quick cuts and sharp mullets. This movie will change your life. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member The Barbarian Bros start on opposite sides of the law, only to team up to stop an international crime boss. Roddy McDowall & David Carradine make appearances in this B-movie short on laughs and action. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Hilariously awful action film staring bodybuilding twin brothers Peter and David Paul, better known as The Barbarian Brothers. I'd totally forgotten about these two until this movie showed up on MGMHD. If you're in the mood for action films that feature mullets, half shirts, earnings in one ear and ridiculous banter between two musclebound identical twins, then "Double Trouble" is for you! One brother is a straight laced cop and the other is a wacky cat burglar, who then turns informant and is then made the new partner of his straight laced brother. This film was the first screenwriting credit for Kurt Wimmer who's gone on to write some solid action flicks including "Equilibrium," "Street Kings" and "Salt." However, he probably doesn't get too much blame since he also has "Story" credit which means he probably wrote the original script which was then rewritten by someone else once the Barbarian Brothers were cast. But speaking of cast there is a surprisingly decent cast surrounding the mullet headed brothers, including Roddy McDowall, David Carradine, Troy Donahue, Bil Mumy, James "Scotty" Dohan as their ever yelling captain, Collin Bernsen (brother of Corbin), Steve Kanaly and Son of the Beach Timothy Stack. There's even the patriarch of the Arquette family, Lewis Arquette. The film includes "humor" along the lines of cop buddies giving the straight laced brother a hard time saying, "We heard you were chasing a cat burglar" and then give him a cat. Or when the captain is first introduced and says, "I'm sorry about my voice. I've been screaming at assholes all morning." There's also a great scene where one Barbarian brother ferociously grunts while working out in his apartment. This movie is really a zero star film, but I definitely got two and a half stars ironic enjoyment out of the truly bad film. Hilariously awful in all the right ways! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Black character dies first! For the rest entertaining but unremarkable Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member "Peter Jade" (Peter Paul) is a muscle-bound, cocky but skilled cat burglar who spray paints a cat head at every place he robs. His identical twin brother "David" (David Paul) is a polar opposite -- and a police detective. Following the death of his partner, "David" captures his brother, who just broke into another building. However, he steals a card key which opens an underground vault with a huge cache of diamonds wanted by "Philip Chamberlain" (Roddy McDowell). "Peter" lies his way out of jail, saying that he has information critical to a federal case. "Chief O'Brien" (James Doohan), who doesn't think too highly on "David", orders him to take his brother on as a partner. Together, the two must go after "Chamberlain", and stop one of the biggest heists in the city's history, while bickering with one another. This is no Acadamy Award winner at all, but it is a fun movie. The Pauls, better known as "The Barbarian Brothers", are a good comedic duo. Peter is pretty funny as the comic, and David does a good job as the Straight Man. Together, they produce some pretty good laughs for the audience and are enjoyable to watch. McDonald, who is probably best known for his roles in the classic "Planet of the Apes" series, is fantastic as the villain the brothers are after. He plays "Chamberlain" as a cold man who wants those diamonds, and doesn't care who he, or his henchmen, have to kill to get what he wants. Another memorable, although very small role, is the late Doohan, who is easily recognizable to "Star Trek" fans as "Scotty" from the original series that launched the sci-fi franchise. Doohan plays the hot-headed, foul-mouth chief very well. One problem with this movie is that it can lag. "The Barbarian Brothers" are not the best actors and it shows pretty frequently. The writing is pretty average as well, and goes for the feel of movies like "48 Hours" where opposites have to come together to reach a common goal while trying to get along, but failing. I also found that there wasn't really great character or subplot development. You can pretty much tell that there is a problem with the script since the co-stars share the first names of their characters. Surprisingly, there really isn't a lot of gunplay for a cop movie. There is also a little blood, but there is nothing too gory. The worst thing you will get is a gunshot to the forehead with a small stream of blood coming from it. This movie is obviously low budget. It looks as if the story takes place over a few days, but you wouldn't be able to tell because the performers are in the same outfits the entire time. "Peter" has two outfits, one of which is the black outfit he wears while pulling his crimes, while "David" is seen working out in one outfit, but spends the majority of the movie in the same sweatshirt and denim jeans. Despite the obvious problems with the pace of the film, and the script itself, this would still be a pretty good rental. However, I wouldn't put it in your Top 10 "Must See Movies" list. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member As seen on THIStv or Telefutura on a late night, this Barbarian Brothers movie is best watched w/ a muted TV to avoid the bad dialogue in between the gratuitous violence. & besides it's hard to take seriously two meatheads w/ mullets & one baring a midriff. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Brawny burglar Peter Jade (Peter Paul) is an infamous criminal who manages to gain access to a huge stash of diamonds. He also happens to have an equally muscular twin, David (David Paul), who, unlike his thieving brother, is an upstanding police officer. Despite their differences, Peter and David must work together to take down the devious Philip Chamberlain (Roddy McDowall), an unrepentant villain set on getting the diamonds at any cost, even if it means resorting to murder.
      Director
      John Paragon
      Screenwriter
      Jeffrey Kerns, Kurt Wimmer, Charles Osburn
      Production Co
      Motion Picture Corporation of America (MPCA)
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 14, 1992, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 16, 2008
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