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Double Impact (1991)



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When their parents are cruelly murdered, identical twins Alex and Chad (both played by Jean-Claude Van Damme) are separated and sent off with different family friends. However, when the boys have both grown up, they are reunited in Hong Kong to exact revenge for their parents' deaths.

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Alonna Shaw
as Danielle
Wu Fong Lung
as Chinese Nurse
Paul Aylett
as Baby Alex
Andy Armstrong
as Paul Wagner
Sarah Yuen
as Nun at Orphanage
Julie Strain
as Student
Eugene Choy
as Mr. Chen
Jack Gilardi Jr.
as 1st Karate Student
Dave Lea
as 2nd Karate Student
Donn Berdahl
as Karate Instructor
Chan Siu Sing
as Dockworker
Kamel Krifa
as Mah Jong Manager
Galen Yuen
as Smuggler
Christopher Leung
as Crewman on Alex's Boat
Leo Lee
as Dockworker
Ng Kwok Kai
as Mr. Ngyuen
Chow Kwok Po
as 2nd Chinese Smuggler
Yu Wai Keung
as 3rd Chinese Smuggler
Simon Cheung
as Hong Kong Marine Police
Shum Kin Sang
as Hong Kong Marine Police
Lee Tat Chiu
as 1st Triad Thug
Lee Bing Chiu
as 2nd Triad Thug
Wong Chi Kin
as 3rd Triad Thug
John Cheung
as Gateman for Triad
Tsang Sing Kwok
as 2nd Gateman
Ching Wai Chung
as Card Playing Guard
David Ho
as Big Thug Outside Lab
Peter Malota
as Body Guard With Spurs
Tam Chum To
as Klimax Klub Gangster
Eric Ng
as Klimax Klub Gangster
Chan Siu Wah
as Klimax Klub Gangster
Evan Lurie
as Klimax Klub Bouncer
Roland Lor
as Klimax Klub Manager
Jennifer Stone
as Klimax Klub Hostess
Rita Lau
as Hostess with Frank
Wong Chung Ching
as Walkie Talkie Thug
Georges Bejue
as Thug Who Mauls Danielle
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All Critics (20) | Top Critics (5)

Lawrence of Arabia it ain't. But who cares? The fighting is great, the action nonstop and this guy has killer legs from hell that can drop a 500-pound ninja before he can say Bruce Lee.

February 19, 2020 | Full Review…

I feel a twinge of nostalgia for the bargain-basement Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee pictures, which had fewer pretensions and projected a crazed intensity.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Some slickly commendable action sequences and a great final fight between Jean-Claude van Damme and Bolo Yeung. But this often feels like it's eight hours long. Don't let that deter you from one of the year's finest making-of documentaries, though.

August 1, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The film is a brisk 110 minutes long. If you tabulate all of the awesomery that occurs during that runtime, Double Impact's excellence simply cannot be disproven.

June 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Some decent hand-to-hand (or, rather, foot-to-foot) combat, too many dull shootouts, and dopey dialogue that sounds even dopier coming from Van Damme.

June 22, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

There are a lot of movies you can spend your money on - MVD's retro collector's edition of DOUBLE IMPACT is one of them.

May 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Double Impact


Double Van Damme means double the fun and excitement. One of his best action films. Jean-Claude Van Damme brings on strong star power as the two main leads and hammers home some great action sequences. An exhilarating and adrenaline-pumping action-packed thrill-ride. It's smart, funny, thrilling and heart-pounding from start to finish. Loads of fist, kicks and explosive fire power. Action dose not get better or hotter than this.

Al S
Al S

Super Reviewer

Despite Martial Arts films and a few of JCVD's films being guilty pleasures of mine, this one is definitely not. The twin thing has been done many times previous to this and whlst most JCVD films have a similar kind of theme, revenge over somebody close etc, this one lacked in anything new Martial Arts-wise, a little too much show boating instead of skill.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer


Double Impact" was one of the first Van Damme movies I saw, and it was the one that made me a major fan of fighting movies in general. Jean-Claude Van Damme plays two roles in this action packed fighter. Two identical twins were separated when they were only a few months old after their parents were killed. Frank (Geoffrey Lewis) brings them together after 25 years of separation. The charismatic Chad (Van Damme) and the troubled Alex (Van Damme) collide at first, especially when Alex suspects that Chad might be trying to take something real valuable away from him. But they do have a couple of things in common other than their looks. They both have the same enemies, and they're both GREAT fighters. Yeah yeah, critics, non-fans, and even fans alike, all say that Jean-Claude Van Damme is a terrible actor. I don't know about everybody else, but I thought Van Damme did a good job portraying Alex (the evil twin) in this movie. But then again, when it comes to fighting movies, I don't care about great acting, I want to see some great fighting and action sequences, and "Double Impact" has tons of them! All in all, "Double Impact" might not feature the greatest effects, acting, or plot, but it does have some of the best fighting! If you like fighting movies at all, get "Double Impact." It's damme good!! NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2001. I always cite this and "Sudden Death" as my favorite Van Damme movies.

Jason Owens
Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

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