Twins script
Twins (1988)
Synopsis: Twins is a 1988 American buddy film produced and directed by Ivan Reitman about unlikely twins (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito) who were separated at birth. The core of the film is the contrast between DeVito's streetwise persona matched with Schwarzenegger's intellectual persona. The original music score was composed by Georges Delerue and Randy Edelman (Edelman would score three more films for the director, whereas this was Delerue's only work for him).

TWINS:

FADE IN:

1 LONG BASEMENT CORRIDOR 1

The CAMERA is MOVING SLOWLY DOWN a long basement corridor.

We hear a narrator (Werner) --

WERNER (V.O.)

On his 35th birthday, I decided

to tell Julius Benedict the truth

about himself...

2 CLOSE - LABORATORY HALL - DOORS - DAY (PERIOD) 2

HOLD ON sign:
"Top Secret - Authorized Personnel Only."

WERNER (V.O.)

It wasn't that he was the product

of a scientific experiment.

3 INT. LABORATORY - DAY (PERIOD - 1952) 3

A white coated scientist (PROFESSOR WERNER) is studying a

bizarre piece of equipment that looks suspiciously like

a milkshake blender. With him is another scientist --

(this is TRAVEN -- already imperious, already a prick).

WERNER (V.O.)

An experiment designed to produce

a physically, mentally and

spiritually superior human being.

I explained that to him when he

was two years old.

4 INT. MEDICAL EXAM ROOM - HALF A DOZEN MEN - DAY (PERIOD) 4

Most of them young, 20s and 30s. They are being given a

medical examination by a group of doctors, including

Werner.

WERNER (V.O.)

And it wasn't the complexity of

Julius's parentage. He knew that

unlike other little boys, he

didn't have just one, but half

a dozen fathers, all very

distinguished men. *

TWINS - Rev. 4/22/88 2.

5 INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - CLOSE ON GORGEOUS WOMAN - DAY 5

(PERIOD)

Not your Hollywood type. This is obviously a lady of

character and talent. Her name we will come to learn is

MARY ANN BENEDICT. She is on a hospital bed and being

readied for surgery.

WERNER (V.O.)

Nor was it about the

extraordinary woman chosen to

be his mother...

*

6 INT. HOSPITAL HALLWAY OUTSIDE DELIVERY ROOM - (PERIOD) 6

Traven emerges, sadly shaking his head. Werner tries to

enter the room -- Traven won't permit it.

WERNER (V.O.)

Julius had long lived with the

tragic news that she died giving

birth to him.

7 OMITTED 7 *

& &

8 8 *

9 INT. HOSPITAL HALLWAY - DELIVERY ROOM - DAY (PERIOD) 9

As a nurse, parting the security guards, emerges and holds

up a plump, serene, smiling baby boy.

(CONTINUED)

TWINS - 4/14/88 3.

9 CONTINUED:
9

WERNER (V.O.)

What Julius didn't know, until

this very moment, was that, about

a minute after he was born...

Another nurse emerges from the delivery room, holding up

a second INFANT -- this one is SCREAMING with rage.

WERNER (V.O.)

His mother gave birth to another

baby...

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William Davies

William Davies (sometimes credited William Davis or Will Davies) is an English screenwriter and film producer. He has written and co-written a number of films including 1988's Twins, The Real McCoy, Johnny English, Alien Autopsy, Flushed Away, How to Train Your Dragon, Johnny English Reborn and Puss in Boots. more…

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