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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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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)  »

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O Dentista  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The real-life serial killer dentist, Glennon Engleman (1928-'99), was the inspiration for the story of the film. Corbin Bernsen had previously played Engleman in the 1993 telefilm "Beyond Suspicion". See more »

Goofs

When Brooke gives Dr. Feinstone the diamond cuff-links, and then when they kiss, a few times Dr. Feinstones yellow tie jumps over / under his collar. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Alan Feinstone: Get your tounge out of the way! Get your tounge out of the way, godammit!
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Lead Assistant ... Shea "Blood Guy" Clayton. See more »

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Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore
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Music by Giacomo Puccini
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Just writing this review makes me Shiver.
7 May 2002 | by (Dr. Feinstone's opera chair) – See all my reviews

An emotionally gripping and eerie film. Bernsen deserves an award of some kind for his performance. This is an excellent watch even though the finale leaves a lot to question.

I don't know about you but I found myself rooting for Feinstone for most of the movie (and not in a Jason way) because quite frankly who wouldn't lose it if they saw their wife giving a pool boy a b***job.


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