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Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.

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Beverly Mantle / Elliot Mantle
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Claire Niveau
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Cary
Barbara Gordon ...
Danuta
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Laura
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Anders Wolleck
Nick Nichols ...
Leo
Lynne Cormack ...
Arlene
Damir Andrei ...
Birchall
Miriam Newhouse ...
Mrs. Bookman
David Hughes ...
Superintendent
Richard W. Farrell ...
Dean of Medicine (as Richard Farrell)
Warren Davis ...
Anatomy Class Supervisor
Jonathan Haley ...
Beverly, Age 9
Nicholas Haley ...
Elliot, Age 9
Marsha Moreau ...
Raffaella
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Pharmacist
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Surgeon
Susan Markle ...
Operating Room Nurse
Murray Cruchley ...
Assisting Surgeon
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Lecture Hall Nurse
Tita Trevisan ...
Furniture Salesman
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Escort Twin
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Escort Twin (as Jillian Hennessy)
David Walden ...
Director
Liliane Stillwell ...
Wardrobe Person
Denise McLeod ...
Art Gallery Lady
Bob Bainborough ...
Mr. Glaser
Nicholas Rice ...
MC
Joe Matheson ...
Sean
Hadley Kay ...
Delivery Boy
Cynthia Eastman ...
Sobbing Woman
Nora Colpman ...
Mrs. Randall
Rena Polley ...
Soap Opera Character
Madeleine Atkinson ...
Soap Opera Character
John Bayliss ...
Performance Double
Graham Evans ...
Picture Double
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Obstetrician (uncredited)
Alan Gough ...
Director / producer of TV soap opera (uncredited)
Jordan-Patrick Marcantonio ...
Twin Boy (uncredited)
Julian-Peter Marcantonio ...
(uncredited)
Greg Van Riel ...
Man in reception (uncredited)

Directed by

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David Cronenberg

Written by

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David Cronenberg ... (written by) and
Norman Snider ... (written by)
 
Bari Wood ... (book "Twins") and
Jack Geasland ... (book "Twins")

Produced by

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Carol Baum ... executive producer
John Board ... associate producer
Marc Boyman ... producer
David Cronenberg ... producer
Sylvio Tabet ... executive producer
James G. Robinson ... executive producer (uncredited)
Joe Roth ... executive producer (uncredited)

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Howard Shore

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Peter Suschitzky ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Ronald Sanders

Editorial Department

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Lesley Clark ... post-production assistant
Charlotte Disher ... editing production assistant
David Giammarco ... second assistant editor
Chris Hinton ... colour timer
Bernadette Kelly ... trainee assistant editor
Susan Maggi ... second assistant editor
Michael Rea ... first assistant editor
Sandra Tucker ... post-production assistant
Steve Weslak ... associate editor

Casting By

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Deirdre Bowen

Production Design by

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Carol Spier

Art Direction by

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James McAteer

Set Decoration by

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Elinor Rose Galbraith

Costume Design by

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Denise Cronenberg

Makeup Department

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Eva Coudouloux ... make-up/hair: T.V. soap opera
Shonagh Jabour ... makeup artist
Ivan Lynch ... hair designer
Maxine Rennes-Gunderson ... assistant hair stylist (as Maxine Rennes)
Barbara Szablowski ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Gabriella Martinelli ... post-production supervisor / production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John Board ... first assistant director
Cynthia Clayton ... trainee assistant director (as Cyndie Clayton)
Kevin Larstone ... assistant director: T.V. soap opera
Laurie Mirsky ... third assistant director
Izidore K. Musallam ... second assistant director
Peter Carr ... third assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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John Bannister ... scenic artist
Andrew Chatham ... assistant head carpenter
Kirk Cheney ... construction manager
Ane Christensen ... assistant set dresser
Ying Chung ... carpenter
Brian Clancy ... carpenter
Janet Cormack ... scenic artist
Casey De Snoo ... carpenter
Chris Dutton ... set dresser
J.C. Edwards ... carpenter
Danielle Fleury ... assistant set decorator
Brian Fowler ... carpenter
Christopher Geggie ... lead props (as Chris Geggie)
Brian Gibson ... scenic artist
Peter Grundy ... first assistant art director
David Hamayda ... carpenter
Doug Harlocker ... property master (as Douglas Harlocker)
Jasper Haynes ... carpenter
Jacqui Hemingway ... scenic artist assistant
John Jackson ... carpenter
Gregory P. Keen ... first assistant art director (as Gregory Keen)
John Keenan ... carpenter
Murray Keith ... assistant head carpenter
Alicia Keywan ... supervising art director
Simon Kwasniak ... carpenter
Brian Lumley ... carpenter
Joe Madziak ... carpenter
Rocco Matteo ... art department trainee
Dan McGee ... carpenter
Michael J. Meade ... trainee set decorator (as Michael Meade)
Bruce H. Meredith ... carpenter
Allan Meuse ... carpenter
Jak Oliver ... key scenic artist
Thomas Pearce ... co-head carpenter
John Quesenberry ... carpenter (as J.L. Quesenberry)
Warren Quigley ... scenic artist assistant
Marlene Rain ... property buyer
Malcolm Reid ... carpenter
John Rice ... carpenter
Jacques Rophoz ... carpenter
Myles Roth ... carpenter
Ted Samuels ... carpenter
Al Snikkar ... carpenter
Tim Spencer ... carpenter
Danni Starbuck ... carpenter
Jasna Stefanovic ... art department trainee
Vlasta Svoboda ... first assistant art director
Clive Thomasson ... set dresser
Alexandra Thompson ... art department trainee
Steve Trevella ... carpenter
Jim Veale ... co-head carpenter (as James H. Veale)
Ken Watkins ... second assistant art director
Ian Wheatley ... assistant set decorator
Greg Young ... assistant head carpenter
John Dondertman ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Tim Spencer ... art department assistant (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Terry Burke ... foley artist
Richard Cadger ... sound editor
Viktoria Cseh-McCormick ... assistant sound editor (as Victoria Cseh)
Bryan Day ... sound mixer
David Evans ... sound editor
David Giammarco ... sound editor
Wayne Griffin ... sound editor
Sean Kelly ... assistant sound editor
Judy 'Lucky' Kemeny ... assistant sound editor (as Judy Kemeny)
Michael LaCroix ... boom operator (as Michael Lacroix)
John Laing ... assistant sound editor
Andy Nelson ... re-recording mixer
Dino Pigat ... a.d.r. recorded by
Donna Powell ... assistant foley
Peter Tarshis ... sound recording: T.V. soap opera sequence
Don White ... re-recording mixer

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Bill Francis ... lab assistant
Derek Howard ... lab supervisor
Walter Klassen ... mechanical design
Don McLeod ... artist
Ted Ross ... lab assistant
Gordon J. Smith ... special effects designer (as Gordon Smith)

Visual Effects by

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Dimitris Anapliotis ... optical printer
Randall Balsmeyer ... motion control programmer
Jon Campfens ... optical printer
Chris Furniotis ... optical line-up
George Furniotis ... optical direction
John Furniotis ... optical direction (as G. John Furniotis)
Shelly Morrow ... junior optical layout/camera animation
Richard Palin ... motion control assistant
Alan Peppiatt ... rotoscope artist
Don Snowdon ... rotoscope artist
Lee Wilson ... optical effects supervisor
Bob Yoshioka ... optical line-up

Camera and Electrical Department

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Scotty Allan ... gaffer
Roger Bowden ... generator operator
Carlo Campana ... key grip
Arthur E. Cooper ... second assistant camera
Marijo Corcoran ... camera trainee
Robert Crone ... Steadicam operator
John Denniston ... assistant cameraman: T.V. soap opera
Attila Dory ... still photographer
Nigel Draper ... electric
Ted Fanyeck ... electric
John Garland ... electric (as Jon Garland)
John Grierson ... cameraman: T.V. soap opera
Duane Gullison ... generator operator
Mitch Holmes ... best boy-grip
Michael Iwan ... grip
Gary Ledbetter ... electric
Marvin Midwicki ... first assistant camera
Don Payne ... grip
Ian D. Scott ... best boy-electric (as Ian Scott)
M.A. Simmons ... video assistant
Andreas Trauttmansdorff ... camera trainee
David Willetts ... electric (as David J. Willetts)
Bill Wilson ... electric
David J. Woods ... video supervisor (as David Woods)
John Zulinski ... grip
Nigel Draper ... lamp operator (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Peter Grucza ... animation stand

Casting Department

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Peter Lavender ... extras casting
Melanie Tanz ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Trysha Bakker ... wardrobe assistant
Jay Du Boisson ... wardrobe mistress (as Jay DuBoisson)
Nancy Duggan ... seamstress
Brenda Gilles ... wardrobe assistant
Patricia Hanley ... seamstress

Location Management

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Anthony Kadak ... location assistant
Neil Kredentser ... location assistant
Vince Nyuli ... unit location manager
Lillian Sarafinchan ... location manager

Music Department

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Homer Denison ... orchestration
Brian Eddolls ... electronic music preparation
Jean Kerr ... music coordinator: London
Dick Lewzey ... music re-recording engineer
London Philharmonic Orchestra ... music performed by (as The London Philharmonic Orchestra)
Suzana Peric ... music editor
Howard Shore ... conductor

Transportation Department

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Howard Brenner ... driver
David Brown ... driver
Ron Coles ... driver
Frances Hendry ... head driver
Allen Kosonic ... driver (as Al Kosonic)
Gilbert Lacasse ... driver
Jerome McCann ... driver captain
Chris Radley Walters ... driver (as Chris Radley-Walters)
Steven Sacrob ... driver (as Steve Sacrob)
Richard Spiegelman ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Jami Abell ... assistant: Mr. Roth
James F. Breithaupt ... post-production accounting (as Jim Breithaupt)
John P. Cassels ... production assistant
Lesley Clark ... assistant: Mr. Boyman
Prudence Emery ... unit publicist
Alice Ferrier ... production coordinator
Marta Fischer ... production assistant
John Gaskin ... assistant accountant
Janet Gayford ... production secretary
Lynn Gran ... craft service
Sara Holmes ... office clerk
Ted Hunter ... sculptor: Wolleck's studio sculptures
Heather McIntosh ... production auditor
Jeremy Podeswa ... unit publicist
James G. Robinson ... presenter
Margaret Roiphe ... financier's representative
Joe Roth ... presenter
Dug Rotstein ... script supervisor
Wendie Saltarski ... post-production accounting
Cindy Scott ... accounting clerk
Teri Spasov ... assistant accountant
Sandra Tucker ... assistant: Mr. Cronenberg
Janet M. West ... assistant: Mr. Robinson (as Janet West)
R. Emerson John ... craft service: weekly (uncredited)
Anita Simand ... creative executive (uncredited)
Melanie Tanz ... assistant: producers (uncredited)
Jon Turtle ... financier (uncredited)
Paul Van Zyl ... intern (uncredited)

Thanks

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Donato Baldasarra ... special thanks: A.C.F.C.
Celia Hamilton ... special thanks: ACTRA
Lynn Kelly ... special thanks: C.A.M.E.R.A., Local 81
Scot Laughton ... special thanks: Portico Design + Development, Toronto
Chase Otis ... special thanks
Harvey Pasternak ... special thanks (as Dr. Harvey Pasternak)
Don Percifield ... special thanks: Directors Guild of Canada Inc.
Arthur Winkler ... special thanks: Chubb Insurance Company of Canada
Christopher Wood ... special thanks: Panache Design, Toronto (as Christopher & Suzanne Wood)
Suzanne Wood ... special thanks: Panache Design, Toronto (as Christopher & Suzanne Wood)
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Plot Summary

The Mantle brothers are both doctors - both gynecologists - and identical twins. Mentally however, one of them is more confident than the other, and always manages to seduce the women he meets. When he's tired of his current partner, she is passed on to the other brother - without her knowing. Everything runs smoothly, until an actress visits their clinic, and the shy brother is the first to fall in love. Will they be able to 'share' her ? Written by Colin Tinto

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Taglines Two bodies. Two minds. One soul See more »
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Also Known As
  • Gemini (Canada, English title)
  • Twins (Canada, English title)
  • Alter ego (Canada, French title)
  • Faux-semblants (France)
  • Die Unzertrennlichen (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 116 min
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Budget $13,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia During filming, Jeremy Irons kept track of whether he was playing Elliott or Beverley by always playing one with his weight on the balls of his feet and the other with his weight on his heels. See more »
Goofs In a scene dated 1954, the twins seen are playing with The Visible Woman, Revell toy company's biological model of a woman that was not marketed until at least five years later. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Gorillas in the Mist/Patty Hearst/Sweet Hearts Dance/Miles from Home/Dead Ringers (1988). See more »
Soundtracks In the Still of the Night (I'll Remember) See more »
Quotes [first lines]
Elliot, Age 9: You've heard about sex...
Beverly, Age 9: Sure I have.
Elliot, Age 9: Well I've discovered why sex is.
Beverly, Age 9: You have? Fantastic.
Raffaella: It's because humans don't live under water.
Beverly, Age 9: I don't get it.
Elliot, Age 9: Well, fish don't need sex because they just lay the eggs and fertilize them in the water. Humans can't do that because they don't live in the water. They have to - internalize the water. Therefore we have sex.
Beverly, Age 9: So you mean humans would have sex if they lived in the water?
Elliot, Age 9: Well they'd have a kind of sex. The kind where you wouldn't have to touch each other.
Beverly, Age 9: I like that idea. Have you heard of scuba diving? It's just new.
Elliot, Age 9: Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus.
Beverly, Age 9: Exactly.
Elliot, Age 9: [noticing girl on porch] Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
Beverly, Age 9: Yeah, you ask her.
Elliot, Age 9: Raffaella, will you have sex with us in our bathtub? It's an experiment.
Raffaella: Are you kidding? Fuck off you freaks. I'm telling my father you talk dirty. Besides, I know for a fact you don't even know what fuck is.
[retreats into her house]
Elliot, Age 9: [walking away] They're so different from us. And all because we don't live under water.
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