Dead Ringers

Director: David Cronenberg Year: 1988 Run Time: 116min
Dead Ringers (Alter ego) (1988)

Two bodies. Two minds. One soul. In one of David Cronenberg’s best and most disturbing films, the lives of identical twin gynecologists (each played by Jeremy Irons) are disrupted when a beautiful woman (Bujold) enters their lives, throwing their relationship out of balance.

Kinky, bloody, and allaround gruesome, Dead Ringers is a complex relationship story, an intense psychological drama and a masterpiece of body-horror that puts a deadly spin on hopeless love and loss.

“A stylistic tour de force.” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Staff Pick:

"Cronenberg's synthesis of body horror and psychological thriller results in two hours of seductive skin-crawling delight. This film is the creepiest." —Mark


David Cronenberg


David Cronenberg, Norman Snider, Bari Wood, Jack Geasland


Marc Boyman


Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold, Heidi von Palleske


Drama, Horror, Thriller




English, French

Closed Captioning:



Dead Ringers is filmed and set in Ontario. David Cronenberg is from Ontario.

Ratings by Province:

NR Alberta
NR British Columbia
R Manitoba
R New Brunswick
R Newfoundland and Labrador
R Nova Scotia
NR Northwest Territories
NR Nunavut
R Ontario
R Prince Edward Island
13+ Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon