Dead Ringers (1988)

Two bodies. Two minds. One soul. Separation can be a terrifying thing.

Original Title : Dead Ringers
Director : David Cronenberg
Writer : Bari Wood
Jack Geasland
David Cronenberg
Norman Snider
Genre : Drama
Country : Canada
Language : English
Producer : Carol Baum , John Board , Marc Boyman , David Cronenberg , Sylvio Tabet , James G. Robinson , Joe Roth
Music : Howard Shore
Photography : Peter Suschitzky
IMDB ID : 0094964
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Dead Ringers (1988) - David Cronenberg


¬Jeremy Irons Beverly Mantle/Elliot Mantle
¬Genevi√®ve Bujold Claire Niveau
¬Heidi von Palleske Cary
¬Barbara Gordon Danuta
¬Shirley Douglas Laura
¬Stephen Lack Anders Wolleck
¬Nick Nichols Leo
¬Lynne Cormack Arlene
¬Damir Andrei Birchall
¬Miriam Newhouse Mrs. Bookman
¬David Hughes Superintendent
¬Richard W. Farrell Dean of Medicine (as Richard Farrell
¬Warren Davis Anatomy Class Supervisor
¬Jonathan Haley Beverly, Age 9
¬Nicholas Haley Elliot, Age 9
¬Marsha Moreau Raffaella
¬Dennis Akayama Pharmacist (as Denis Akiyama
¬Dee McCafferty Surgeon
¬Susan Markle Operating Room Nurse
¬Murray Cruchley Assisting Surgeon
¬Jane Luk Lecture Hall Nurse
¬Tita Trevisan Furniture Salesman
¬Jacqueline Hennessy Coral
¬Jill Hennessy Mimsy (as Jillian Hennessy
¬David Walden Director
¬Liliane Stillwell Wardrobe Person
¬Denise McLeod Art Gallery Lady
¬Bob Bainborough Mr. Glaser
¬Nick Rice MC (as Nicholas Rice
¬Joe Matheson Sean
¬Hadley Kay Delivery Boy
¬Cynthia Eastman Sobbing Woman
¬Nora Colpman Mrs. Randall
¬Rena Polley Soap Opera Character
¬Madeleine Atkinson Soap Opera Character
¬John Bayliss Performance Double
¬Graham Evans Picture Double
¬Alan Gough Director/producer of TV soap opera (uncredited
¬Jordan-Patrick Marcantonio Twin Boy (uncredited
¬Julian-Peter Marcantonio (uncredited
¬Greg Van Riel Man in reception (uncredited


The Mantle brothers are both doctors - both gynecologists - and identical twins. Mentally however, one of them is more confident than the other, and always manages to seduce the women he meets. When he's tired of his current partner, she is passed on to the other brother - without her knowing. Everything runs smoothly, until an actress visits their clinic, and the shy brother is the first to fall in love. Will they be able to 'share' her ?


Superb psychological thriller from the master Cronenberg Dead Ringers is a genuinely chilling true story(!) about two twin gynaecologists who are identical in every sense (Whatever goes into ones bloodstream goes into anothers'). This fascinating, if sometimes confusing script, is handled with unmatched brilliance by the master of macabre, David Cronenberg. A thought provoking, challenging piece of first-rate filmmaking. Worth seeing, but not after a meal. 8/10.
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Dead Ringers (1988) - David Cronenberg