Dead Ringers (film)

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Dead Ringers is a 1988 psychological thriller film starring Jeremy Irons in a dual role as identical twin gynecologists. David Cronenberg directed and co-wrote the screenplay with Norman Snider. Their script was based on the lives of Stewart and Cyril Marcus and on the novel Twins by Bari Wood and Jack Geasland, a "highly fictionalized" version of the Marcuses' story.[4]

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Dead Ringers
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDavid Cronenberg
Written byDavid Cronenberg
Norman Snider
Based onTwins
by Bari Wood
Jack Geasland
Produced byMarc Boyman
David Cronenberg
CinematographyPeter Suschitzky
Edited byRonald Sanders
Music byHoward Shore
Distributed by
Release dates
  • September 8, 1988 (1988-09-08) (TIFF)
  • September 23, 1988 (1988-09-23) (United States)
Running time
115 minutes[2]
  • Canada
  • United States
Budget$13 million[3]
Box office$14 million

The film won numerous honors, including for Irons' performance, and 10 Genie Awards, notably Best Motion Picture. Toronto International Film Festival critics have ranked it among the Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time.