The 1988 film which has Jeremy Irons in a dual role as identical twin gynecologists who are descending into madness is "Dead Ringers". In the film, Elliot (Jeremy Irons), a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly (also Irons). Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the meeker of the twins. The woman involved don't know what the brothers have done. Beverly shall fall hard for one of the patients, Claire (Geneviève Bujold), but when she inadvertently deceives him, he slips into a very bad state of madness.

"Dead Ringers" is a Canadian-American psychological horror film. David Cronenberg directed, produced, 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 about the mysterious deaths of the Marcus brothers who practiced together in New York City.

To sum up the film's reception, a majority of fans and critics agreed that watching "Dead Ringers" was not unlike watching a critical operation -- unnerving but also enthralling. Some viewers said, "Its troubling existence is as cathartic as it is exhilarating."

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