Watch: Two of a Kind 1983 123movies, Full Movie Online – God has had just about enough of mankind’s attitude, so He decides that He needs to destroy the planet in the immediate future–unless two particular humans, a struggling inventor and a bank teller, both with quite amateur criminal minds, can save the world..
Plot: God has had just about enough of the human’s attitude so he will destroy the planet very soon. It is up to a struggling inventor and a bank teller, both with very amateur criminal minds, to save the world.
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This was, effectively, John Travolta’s last film before his near-decade long hiatus in the 1980’s, and while it marks the end of the cheesy, romance genre with which he’d become synonymous at the time, it’s not a bad vehicle in which to reunite the former “Grease” stars.
Travolta is a down-on-his-luck inventor who bungles a bank robbery to pay off gambling debts. Newton-John is the bored bank teller who takes pity on his predicament, teaming up as they dodge enemies and the law. Amid all the chaos, God has decided that the world is no longer worth the effort and plans to bring about its end. Only the intervention of a trio of well meaning angels (and Travolta and Newton-John as the saviours) can change God’s mind. Encapsulating the unusual plot in a few sentences almost makes it sound complicated (not to mention absurd), but in reality, it’s very light and entertaining.
Diverse cast in the supporting ranks (Reed, Durning, Crothers, Straight and Hudson most notable) provide madcap characterisations, and Travolta and Newton-John have an on-screen chemistry that is warming, if hopelessly corny at times. The soundtrack featuring some minor hits from Chicago, Journey and Boz Scaggs as well as Newton-John, is easy listening and fits the lighthearted mood well. There’s some reasonable action sequences, stunts and set-work, and enough entertaining moments to fill out the 85-odd minutes.
An honest invention, not the typical self-indulgent romantic comedy that became stock standard of the nineties. Good cast, more comedy than romance, what’s not to like?
Has its moments, but pretty bad over all.
With a cast this good, it’s natural to expect a lot more than this script could deliver. John and Olivia are reunited for the first time since Grease, and the results were a big letdown for a great many people.
Our story centers around the fact that God, played by the voice of Gene Hackman, is fed up with humanity. He’s so tired of all the crime and bad behavior on Earth that he plans on sending another huge flood to finish us all off. Four angels (who are perhaps the best part about the film) plead with God to give humanity one more chance. God agrees, but demands to see some kind of miracle within a week or so. Apparently it will only take a couple of mere mortals (Travolta and Newton-John) sacrificing something for each other to save all of man kind. Too bad both characters are self-centered and shady. Travolta is a struggling inventor(!) who owes a fortune to a violent loan shark. Newton-John is a struggling actress who also works at a bank that Travolta plans to rob for the money to pay off his debt. Olivia tricks him and takes the money for herself, setting up contrivance after contrivance for the remaining screen time. It looks like the world will come to an end since neither character trusts the other (why should they?) and the Devil is also on the scene to foul things up for them. I could go on and on about this plot, but you probably get the idea. This is pretty questionable material we’re working with in terms of a screenplay.
I liked Oliver Reed quite a bit as the Devil. If the Devil walked the streets of New York, I suppose that’s how he’d look or act. I also enjoyed watching he and the Charles Durning’s angelic character square off by moving time back and forth to suit their respective needs. The film gets a few laughs out of a restaurant scene where the two demolish the place before God appears to reign in Durning for “abusing his powers”.
The film is full of 80’s clichés and scenes that only serve to date the material. There is little or no chemistry between the two leads, and that was the main reason behind this film’s failure. Travolta’s body is bound to be a plus for the ladies in the audience. He was still buff from his work in “Staying Alive”. Olivia looked better in Xanadu with her longer hair, if I may be so bold. The film did virtually nil at the box office, and Travolta’s career went south in a hurry shortly thereafter.
I’ll give it 4 stars mostly for the great cast. And any film with Scatman Crothers always gets a bonus star from the Hound. I loved that guy.
5 of 10 stars total.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 28 min (88 min)
Genre Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Director John Herzfeld
Writer John Herzfeld
Actors John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Charles Durning
Country United States
Awards 6 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panaflex Camera and Lenses by Panavision
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 2,373 m (Sweden, cut version), 2,403 m (Sweden, uncut version)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm