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It Takes Two (1995)

aka It Takes Two

"Two identical strangers. Two different worlds. One perfect match."

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Details: 101 mins · English, Deutsch · PG (USA)


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Small Diane Barrows
Small Roger Callaway
Small Alyssa Callaway / Amanda Lemmon
Small Amanda Lemmon / Alyssa Callaway
No_movie_poster Clarice Kensington
No_movie_poster Vincenzo Cantone
Small Alyssa Callaway
Small Amanda Lemmon


Small Andy Tennant Director
No_movie_poster Deborah Dean Davis Writer
No_movie_poster Keith Samples Production
No_movie_poster Mel Efros Production


"Two identical strangers. Two different worlds. One perfect match."

"When it comes to making the perfect match...Two heads are better than one! Especially if they look exactly alike."


Two unrelated young girls who happen to look identical suddenly meet. Amanda Lemmon (Mary-Kate Olsen) is an orphan, and she is about to be adopted by the Butkises, a family whom she doesn't like. She actually wants her child-loving case worker Diane Barrows (Kirstie Alley) to adopt her instead. She would like to do so, but authorities will not let her because of her low salary. Alyssa Callaway (Ashley Olsen) is coming home from her boarding school's piano recital competition, only to find that her wealthy father Roger (Steve Guttenberg) is about to marry Clarice Kensington (Jane Sibbett) a socialite who threatens to send her soon-to-be stepdaughter to boarding school in Tibet.

The girls switch places and find out that Roger and Diane would fit together perfectly. So they arrange "chance" meetings with the desired result: they fall in love with each other. After some turbulence, Alyssa (who poses as Amanda) ends up being adopted by the Butkises. She and Diane (while looking for Alyssa) find out the only reason they have adopted so many kids was for them to work in their salvage yard.

When Clarice secretly spies on Roger and Diane, she decides to move up the wedding from the next month to the next day. Roughly two hours before the wedding, Amanda, who poses as Alyssa, proves to the family butler Vincenzo (Philip Bosco) who she really is. Vincenzo summons to have the real Alyssa picked up from the Butkises' salvage yard to stall the wedding. Once she and Diane show up, Roger stops the wedding and tells Clarice that he fell in love with Diane. Furious, she slaps him and prepares to do the same to both Amanda and Alyssa but is stopped by both Vincenzo and Diane. She storms out, embarrassed. Alyssa embarrasses her even more by stepping on her dress, causing the skirt to rip off, revealing her underwear in front of everybody, including people with cameras. Roger and Diane both find out in the end that it was Amanda and Alyssa that arranged all the meetings between the two of them the entire time but it ends happily.

Release Dates:

Theatrical : 1995-11-17 : United States of America

DVD : 2009-09-01

DVD : 2002-06-11