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Encyclopedia > Dead Ringers (film)
Dead Ringers
DVD Cover for Dead Ringers
Directed by David Cronenberg
Written by David Cronenberg
Jack Geasland
Norman Snider
Bari Wood
Starring Jeremy Irons
Geneviève Bujold
Produced by Marc Boyman
David Cronenberg
Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox
Release date September 23, 1988
Runtime 115 min.
Language English
Budget
IMDb page

Dead Ringers is a 1988 psychological horror film directed by David Cronenberg. Image File history File links Dead_Ringers_DVD.jpg Summary Promotional film poster for Dead Ringers. ... David Cronenberg at Cannes 2002 David Paul Cronenberg (born March 16, 1943 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian film director and occasional actor. ... David Cronenberg at Cannes 2002 David Paul Cronenberg (born March 16, 1943 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian film director and occasional actor. ... Jeremy Irons Jeremy Irons (born September 19, 1948) is an Oscar winning British actor. ... Geneviève Bujold (born July 1, 1942 in Montréal, Quebec) is a Canadian actress. ... David Cronenberg at Cannes 2002 David Paul Cronenberg (born March 16, 1943 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian film director and occasional actor. ... Related articles FOX Television Network Fox Searchlight Pictures Fox Entertainment Group List of Hollywood movie studios List of movies Variant of current 20th Century Fox logo External links 20th Century Fox Movies official site Twentieth Century Fox is also the punning title of a song by The Doors on their... September 23 is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Psychology (ancient Greek: psyche = soul or mind, logos/-ology = study of) is an academic and applied field involving the study of mind and behavior. ... DVD cover showing horror characters as depicted by Universal Studios. ... David Cronenberg at Cannes 2002 David Paul Cronenberg (born March 16, 1943 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian film director and occasional actor. ...


Inspired by true events, the film stars Jeremy Irons in a dual role as Elliot and Beverly Mantle, identical twin gynecologists. Elliot, the more aggressive of the two, seduces women who come to the Mantle Clinic. When he tires of them, he passes them on to the shy and passive Beverly, without informing them. Jeremy Irons Jeremy Irons (born September 19, 1948) is an Oscar winning British actor. ... Fraternal twin boys in the tub The term twin most notably refers to two individuals (or one of two individuals) who have shared the same uterus (womb) and usually, but not necessarily, born on the same day. ... The shamefulness associated with the examination of female genitalia has long inhibited the science of gynaecology. ...


When Beverly becomes attached to a troubled actress (played by Geneviève Bujold), it upsets the equilibrium between the twins. The actress' rejection of Beverly sends him into clinical depression, prescription drug abuse and delusions about "mutant women" with abnormal genitalia. Their codependent relationship pulls Elliot down as well. Geneviève Bujold (born July 1, 1942 in Montréal, Quebec) is a Canadian actress. ... Clinical depression is a health condition of depression with mental and physical components reaching criteria generally accepted by clinicians. ... Drug abuse has a wide range of definitions, all of them relating to the use, misuse or overuse of a drug for a non-therapeutic or non-medical effect. ... A delusion is commonly defined as a false belief, and is used in everyday language to describe a belief that is either false, fanciful or derived from deception. ... Codependence (or codependency) is a psychological condition in which someone exhibits too much, and often inappropriate, caring for other peoples struggles. ...


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Movies by David Cronenberg
Transfer | From the Drain | Stereo | Crimes of the Future | Shivers | Rabid | Fast Company | The Brood | Scanners | The Dead Zone | Videodrome | The Fly | Dead Ringers | Naked Lunch | M. Butterfly | Crash | eXistenZ | Spider | A History of Violence

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Canadian films tend to be concerned with an authentic depiction of the 'Canadian reality' as it relates to the physical/cultural world.
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