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Dead Ringers (1988)

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Starring (View all)
Jeremy Irons Jeremy Irons
Beverly and Elliot Mantle
Geneviève Bujold Geneviève Bujold
Claire Niveau
Heidi von Palleske Heidi von Palleske
Cary / Elliot's girlfriend
Barbara Gordon Barbara Gordon
Danuta / clinic receptionist
Shirley Douglas Shirley Douglas
Laura / Claire's friend
Stephen Lack Stephen Lack
Anders Wolleck
Nick Nichols Nick Nichols
Leo / Claire's husband
Lynne Cormack Lynne Cormack
Arlene / patient


Written by (View all)
David Cronenberg David Cronenberg
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Norman Snider Norman Snider
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Dead Ringers

15 years, 1 month ago at May 9 17:15

In "Dead Ringers", David Cronenberg tells the chilling story of identical twin gynecologists-suave Elliot and sensitive Beverly, bipolar sides of one personality-who share the same practice, the same apartment, the same women.

When a new patient, glamorous actress Claire Niveau, challenges their eerie bond, they descend into a whirlpool of sexual confusion, drugs, and madnes... read more

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13 years, 10 months ago at Aug 21 11:00
Its David Cronenberg through and through - alot unanswered and really moody. Good film though not easy viewing but well worth watching.

A great underrated movie

13 years, 9 months ago at Sep 7 10:32
This movie is basically one of those that actually really shaped my movie taste. Yeah, it is that good and, the first time I saw it, I must have been 14-15 years old and it just blew my mind. Indeed, I had never seen something similar before and I have re-watched at least once every decade ever since and its impact is still very strong. At the time, in my opinion, David Cronenberg finally found th... read more
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Description: In "Dead Ringers", David Cronenberg tells the chilling story of identical twin gynecologists - suave Elliot and sensitive Beverly, bipolar sides of one personality-who share the same practice, the same apartment, the same women. When a new patient, glamorous actress Claire Niveau, challenges their eerie bond, they descend into a whirlpool of sexual confusion, drugs, and madness. Jeremy Irons' tour-de-force performance-as both twins-raises disturbing questions about the nature of personal identity. ... (more)
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" Beverly and Elliot Mantle, are twins who are geniuses, they also share the same apartment, the same looks, the same life, the same job, and everything. However, Elliot is the quiet shy, and reserved twin, and Beverly is the unpredictable, drug addicted twin. Soon the everything, includes Claire Niveau, a beautiful soap opera actress, who is their patient. This is going to get messy very soon. And very quick. Dead Ringers is a 1988 psychological thriller film starring Jeremy Irons in a dual "


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“David Cronenberg may not be one of my all-time favourite directors, but do admire him greatly. Even he is not a personal favourite, he is for me one of the most interesting and unique directors out there, his directing style, his themes and how he explores them and how he manages to get the best out of talented actors. He may be one of the originators of the "body horror" genre, but his films are much more than just full on gore and horror, a good deal of his films are disturbing and weird sure but there is humour and emotion in his films too.

All of this is exemplified in 'Dead Ringers'. Do consider it one of his best films and one of my favourites of his too, one of his finest triumphs and also Jeremy Irons' (have said a couple of times about loving him as an actor, one who is ” read more

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" First Viewing Viewing Date: October 15th Via: Blu-ray Plot: Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman. Rating: 6.7/10"


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