When their parents are cruelly murdered, identical twins Alex and Chad (both played by Jean-Claude Van Damme) are separated and sent off with different family friends. However, when the boys have both grown up, they are reunited in Hong Kong to exact revenge for their parents' deaths.
This entirely African American-conceived and produced ensemble drama is the result of a collaboration of a pair of pioneering Black artists: writer Ishmael Reed and filmmaker Bill Gunn, who wrote and directed the underground classic Ganja & Hess and wrote the screenplay for Hal Ashby's The Landlord.
Death Smiles on a Murderer (La Morte ha Sorriso All'Assassino) is a grotesque yarn starring the equally grotesque Klaus Kinski. The murderer of the title thinks he's gotten off scott free. But, no, someone has been dabbling in Things Man Was Not Meant to Know, and soon the murder victims have been brought back to life.
A magical jeweled skull makes the wish of 11-year-old Charlie (Fred Savage) come true in this routine but entertaining situation comedy. Charlie wishes he can switch places with his father Marshall (Judge Reinhold), a shallow junior executive of a toy-manufacturing company.