Dead Ringers Movie Review 1988

Information and Film Reviews for Dead Ringers the Movie

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A stunning, unsettling chiller, based loosely on a real case and the bestseller by Bari Wood and Jack Geasland. Irons, in an excellent dual role, is effectively disturbing as the twin gynecologists who descend into madness when they can no longer handle the fame, fortune, drugs, and women in their lives. Bujold is the actress/patient bedded by both brothers but jealouly loved by Beverly. Acutely upsetting film made all the more so due to its graphic images and basis in fact.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 117 minutes.
Originally from Canadian.

Cast and Crew

Twins, True Stories, Hospitals & Medicine, Doctors & Nurses, Price of Fame, Evil Doctors, Canada, Romantic Triangles
David Cronenberg, Norman Snider
Jeremy Irons, Genevieve Bujold, Heidi von Palleske, Barbara Gordon, Shirley Douglas, Stephen Lack, Nick Nichols
Peter Suschitzsky
David Cronenberg
Howard Shore
Morgan Creek Productions, Mantle Clinic II Inc.


Genie 1989: Actor (Irons), Director (Cronenberg), Film; L.A. Film Critics 1988: Director (Cronenberg), Support. Actress (Bujold); N.Y. Film Critics 1988: Actor (Irons).

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