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The Dentist (1996)

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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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Dr. Feinstone has everything, a beautiful wife and a successful career in dentistry; but when he discovers his wife's 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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Your pain is his pleasure. (Japan VHS) See more »

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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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18 October 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Dentista  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The budget of the film was so low that when the director wasn't satisfied with the cabinets in the set of the 'heaven' room or the toys for the children to play with in the waiting room, the producer was not willing to spend any more so he was forced to give his credit card to the art dept who then went to buy the furnishings. Lucky enough they could borrow the products they needed so it didn't cost anything. See more »

Goofs

Jessica's ponytail when she confronts Dr. Feinstone in the doorway. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Alan Feinstone: I, am an instrument of perfection, and hygiene. The enemy, of decay and corruption. A dentist. And I have a lot of work to do...
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Crazy Credits

In memory of David Diaz. See more »

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References Bloodsucking Freaks (1976) See more »

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Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore
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from "Tosca"
Music by Giacomo Puccini
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Maybe the best gore film I've seen!
20 May 2001 | by (Athens, Greece) – See all my reviews

This gem for gore lovers is extremely underrated. It's pure delight and fun! Gratuitous servings of blood, insanity and black humor, which can please even the most demanding lover of the genre. A full exploitation of the almost universal fear of dentists and flawlessly shot. Only for the connoisseurs.


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