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Twin Dragons (Shuang long hui) (Brother vs. Brother)1992

Twin Dragons (Shuang long hui) (Brother vs. Brother) (1992)



Critic Consensus: Despite some entertaining action, this movie has serious plot holes and bad direction.

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Movie Info

International action star Jackie Chan stars opposite knockabout comedy sensation Jackie Chan in this story about identical twins separated in childhood who are unexpectedly reunited years later. While on the run from a Hong Kong hospital, an escaped convict takes an infant hostage, leaving the baby's identical twin brother behind. While the criminal is soon back behind bars, the police can't find the baby, who was hidden in the woods. The child is found by a well-meaning but hard-drinking woman who raises him on her own, while his brother moves to the United States with his parents. Years later, the brother raised in America, John (Jackie Chan), is a world-renowned classical musician, while the other, Boomer (Chan again), is a rough-and-tumble auto mechanic who likes to race cars and start fights. When Boomer's best friend hatches a dubious scheme to win the freedom of a nightclub singer (Maggie Cheung) in dutch with gangsters, he finds himself involved and in danger, just in time for John to arrive in Hong Kong for a concert appearance. The two brothers soon meet by accident, and suddenly finds themselves mistaken for each other. On one hand, both are pleased with the romantic possibilities, as John takes a shine to the nightclub chanteuse and Boomer discovers John's girlfriend is turned on by his more physical personality. On the other hand, John finds people are shooting at him, while Boomer is now expected to conduct an orchestra. Two of Hong Kong's leading directors, Ringo Lam and Tsui Hark, teamed for this action comedy, which was a major hit in Hong Kong in 1992, but didn't receive a wide theatrical release in the United States until seven years later. The 1999 American release was dubbed into English (with Chan doing his own voice) and trimmed to 89 minutes from the original running time of 100 minutes.

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Jackie Chan
as Boomer/John Ma
Nina Li
as Tammy
Alfred Cheung
as Boss Wing
John Wu
as Priest
Philip Chan
as Hotel Manager
Anthony Chan
as Hotel Staffer
Sylvia Chang
as Twins Mother
John Woo
as Priest
Cheung Tung Jo
as Orchestra Member
Yuen Chor
as Tammy's Father
Hark Tsui
as Card Player
John Keung
as Hotel Security
Ringo Lam
as Car Mechanic
Guy Lai
as Gang Leader
Jamie Luk
as Rocky
Pa Shan
as Thug
Ng Sze Yuen
as Car Mechanic
Eric Tsang
as Man on Phone
Siu Ming Tsui
as Car Mechanic
James Wong
as Twins Father
Kirk Wong
as Crazy Kung
David Wu
as Waiter
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Critic Reviews for Twin Dragons (Shuang long hui) (Brother vs. Brother)

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (9)

High-spirited entertainment!

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Amusing all the way and not something Chan fans should skip.

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

Having two directors, and a different choreographer for each fight sequence, gives the movie a split personality -- and neither personality is particularly enjoyable to meet.

January 1, 2000

It's all pretty dumb, but if you're in the mood for this sort of thing, you won't have a bad time.

January 1, 2000

The emphasis here is on farce rather than action, to an extent that may disappoint hard-core martial arts fanatics.

January 1, 2000

Even with a rambunctious finale, the focus remains on playful and mischievous skirmishes rather than highly creative showdowns - a shame in a Jackie Chan production.

September 24, 2020 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Twin Dragons (Shuang long hui) (Brother vs. Brother)

This movie is hilarious and highly entertaining. Like most of Jackie Chan's movies, this is an action slapstick comedy adventure. The idea for this one is that he has a twin, so we get twice the fun. I really enjoyed this one, it's one of my favorite movies of his.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Jackie Chan is ok, but this is clearly not his best work. Excellent stuntwork and a hilarious end battle in a car manufacturing plant. Unlike most of Jackie Chan's movies, yhis movie had a plot.

Steven Vincent Gee
Steven Vincent Gee

Super Reviewer


Jackie Chan was really fantastic playing as duel role and made some excellent stuntwork and a hilarious endbattle in a car manufacturing plant.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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