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Time Out says

Two sets of identical twins, one of each having been accidentally swapped at birth by a short-sighted nurse, are finally, and confusingly, reunited years later in New York. You get the picture, they check into the same hotel, and spend the whole film rushing from room to room, being mistaken for each other by an assortment of bellboys, conspiratorial executives, and conniving Italian businessmen. Midler gets to play her vulgar, trashy self twice over, Tomlin introduces a little comic variety as the gutsy blue collar worker and the drippy sister, and Abrahams handles the mechanical plot with skill, if not style. The frenetic fun reduces everyone to a cipher; it's difficult to care about any of them.
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Release Details

  • Duration:98 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Jim Abrahams
  • Screenwriter:Dori Pierson, Marc Reid Rubel
  • Cast:
    • Bette Midler
    • Lily Tomlin
    • Fred Ward
    • Edward Herrmann
    • Michele Placido
    • Daniel Gerroll
    • Barry Primus
    • Michael Gross
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