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The Dentist (1996)

R | | Horror | 18 October 1996 (USA)
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An extremely successful dentist goes off the deep end after he catches his wife cheating on him.

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Brian Yuzna
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Corbin Bernsen ... Dr. Alan Feinstone
Linda Hoffman Linda Hoffman ... Brooke Feinstone
Michael Stadvec Michael Stadvec ... Matt
Ken Foree ... Detective Gibbs
Tony Noakes Tony Noakes ... Detective Sunshine
Molly Hagan ... Jessica
Patty Toy ... Karen
Jan Hoag ... Candy
Virginya Keehne ... Sarah
Earl Boen ... Marvin Goldblum
Christa Sauls ... April Reign
Mark Ruffalo ... Steve Landers
Lise Simms ... Paula Roberts
Joanne Baron ... Mrs. Saunders
Brian McLaughlin Brian McLaughlin ... Jody
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Storyline

Dr. Feinstone has everything, a beautiful wife and a successful career in dentistry, but, when he discovers his wife in an affair, he realizes that behind every clean, white surface lies the stench of decay. Having gone insane, he enacts cruel dental torture on his patients. Written by Jason Borchers <jasonmb@calweb.com>

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From the Creators of Re-Animator... See more »

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Horror

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Rated R for graphic violence including scenes of dental torture, sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El dentista See more »

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Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sam Greenmun provided the rotted teeth for a couple of fantasy sequences, as well as a severed tongue. Ken Rex (father of Todd Rex, who also helped with the special effects on this movie) hand-crafted all the oversized props, and the Goldfarb jawbreaker device. See more »

Goofs

(at around 44 mins) When Brooke shows up after Dr. Feinstone's work, she enters the opera room. She is wearing a black shawl, which constantly changes position. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Alan Feinstone: [to Sarah] So sad how it can only be ruined. Te rest of your life can only spoil what we've made. The idea that every second, they're just... rotting away. Can you live with that? I don't think you can
[pulls out a gun]
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Crazy Credits

Lead Assistant ... Shea "Blood Guy" Clayton. See more »

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The Abduction
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Gory as hell
29 December 2003 | by youngsteveSee all my reviews

If you are looking for a comedy type slasher movie forget it, as this is an old style type horror movie with plenty of gore & tension througout. Also like many of these fims it is unintentionally funny, though in all fairness this is not badly made, & the acting is okay, particularly from Bernsen. The main cop & girl with braces are also good. I must admit a few scenes made me wince & look away, but it hasn't put me off going to the dentist.

Not too bad for its type, & worth a look, as long as you don't have a phobia about teeth or dentists.

5/10


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