History Film / DeadRingers

25th Nov '17 3:14:46 AM RedScharlach
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It's a story about twin gynecologists, Elliot and Beverly [[MeaningfulName Mantle]], who run a brisk business treating infertile women. That, and they have a tendency of taking advantage of them, too. Being the more suave of the two, Elliot woos them, and when he's finished he pulls [[TwinSwitch the old switcheroo]] and pawns them unsuspecting off onto Beverly.

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It's a story about twin gynecologists, Elliot and Beverly [[MeaningfulName Mantle]], who run a brisk business treating infertile women. That, and they have a tendency of taking advantage of them, too. Being the more suave of the two, Elliot woos them, and when he's finished he pulls [[TwinSwitch the old switcheroo]] and pawns them the unsuspecting women off onto Beverly.



* CanadaEh: Toronto is given as the setting for the majority of the film (with the exception of one scene near the beginning set in a university in America). A fairly realistic depiction without any stereotypes. Also Geneviève Bujold is actually French-Canadian, though it is not explicitly stated if her character Claire is as well.

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* CanadaEh: Toronto is given as the setting for the majority of the film (with the exception of one scene near the beginning set in a university in America). A fairly realistic depiction without any stereotypes. Also Geneviève Bujold is actually French-Canadian, though it is not explicitly stated if whether her character Claire is as well.



* {{Dramatization}}: Cronenberg based the film on the deaths of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stewart_and_Cyril_Marcus Stewart and Cyril Marcus]]. However, the Marcus twins were "just" a pair of gynecologists who shared a practice, an apartment, a drug addiction, and were both found in said apartment some time after they died of withdrawl, resulting in them looking like rotten beef jerky - and no one really knows ''what'' the hell actually happened. Cronenberg, being Cronenberg, decided that all of this wasn't creepy '''enough...'''

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* {{Dramatization}}: Cronenberg based the film on the deaths of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stewart_and_Cyril_Marcus Stewart and Cyril Marcus]]. However, the Marcus twins were "just" a pair of gynecologists who shared a practice, an apartment, a drug addiction, and were both found in said apartment some time after they died of withdrawl, withdrawal, resulting in them looking like rotten beef jerky - and no one really knows ''what'' the hell actually happened. Cronenberg, being Cronenberg, decided that all of this wasn't creepy '''enough...'''
12th Oct '17 8:22:38 AM ClintEastwood
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* MarketBasedTitle: The original name of the film was ''Twins'', but it had to be changed thanks to [[Film/{{Twins}} the Schwarzenegger/DeVito film]] coming out first.
2nd Sep '17 8:19:51 PM StingSniperscope
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** Her last name (Niveau) and accent would suggest that to be the case.
28th Aug '17 2:25:51 PM Rik-B
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''Dead Ringers'' is a 1988 [[BodyHorror body horror]] film directed by Creator/DavidCronenberg and starring Creator/JeremyIrons.

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''Dead Ringers'' is a 1988 [[BodyHorror body horror]] horror drama film directed by Creator/DavidCronenberg and starring Creator/JeremyIrons.


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* BodyHorror: The DreamSequence and the [[CowTools medical instruments]].


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* DreamSequence: There's one in the middle of the film and it is pretty ... [[BodyHorror disturbing]].
25th Jul '17 11:42:44 PM AnotherGuy
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* PropRecycling: Those dentist tools from ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'' become gynecological tools for "mutant women".
25th Jul '17 11:41:49 PM AnotherGuy
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* PropRecycling: Those dentist tools from ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'' become gynecological tools for "mutant women".
2nd Aug '16 6:59:39 PM PhilsLover
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* MarketBasedTitle: The original name of the film was ''Twins'', but it had to be changed thanks to [[Film/{{Twins}} the Schwarzenegger/DeVito film]] coming out first.
13th Jul '16 7:56:51 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:350:There's nothing the matter with the instrument, it's the body. The woman's body is all wrong!]]

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''Dead Ringers'' is a 1988 [[BodyHorror body horror]] film by Creator/DavidCronenberg starring Creator/JeremyIrons.

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''Dead Ringers'' is a 1988 [[BodyHorror body horror]] film directed by Creator/DavidCronenberg and starring Creator/JeremyIrons.
26th Jun '16 4:10:07 PM Exxolon
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Not related to the British television and radio series ''Series/DeadRingers''.
3rd Jan '16 2:58:50 AM shamblingdead2
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--> Beverly's the sweet one...and you're the ''shit.''
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