18 certificateDead Ringers is a Film programme that first aired in 1988 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

Dead Ringers is a 4 star programme

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Dead Ringers (1988)

Directed by
David Cronenberg

This powerful and highly disturbing psychological thriller, directed by David Cronenberg and starring Jeremy Irons and Geneviève Bujold, works extremely well. It doesn't need too many special effects; the premise - of twin gynaecologist brothers, one whom is successful with women and passes them over to his brother when he's bored with them - is disturbing enough, but then, when the shy brother falls in love, it gets seriously out of hand as they begin a terrifying descent into drugs and madness.

If that wasn't enough, Irons produces a powerhouse performance, playing both the twins Beverly and Elliot Mantle. Add in Bujold as the famous and infertile actress who's torn between the two brothers, and you've got a belter of a movie.

Highly recommended.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 115 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1988

4/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Image for Jeremy IronsJeremy Irons...Beverly Mantle/Elliot Mantle
Image for Geneviève BujoldGeneviève 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
Warren Davis...Anatomy Class Supervisor
Jonathan Haley...Beverly at 9
Nicholas Haley...Elliot at 9