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Check out the two films based on the work of the science fiction writer
Philip K. Dick:

Impostor
Screamers

These fit your stipulations.

SJU

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From: "Laura Jean Carroll" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2002 6:50 PM
Subject: looking for double-role film


> Hi; apologies for cross-posting.
>
> I'm looking for a film to discuss in my thesis where a single actor plays
> two different parts and the characters look alike or identical.  (e.g.,
they
> are twins, siblings, doppelgangers, reincarnations, whatever.)  It needs
to
> be an important part of the story that the two characters look alike -
the
> plot might turn on mistaken identity or something - but it's clear that
they
> are not, in the fiction, the same person (so not VERTIGO.)  To be of use
to
> me the film must, must, must be adapted from a literary work (but not a
> play), and inherit the look-alikes from it. (Ideally the actor in
question
> would be a star, or at least a familiar face; and the film would be
> something worth studying & thinking about.
> Thanks very much,
>
> Laura Carroll

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