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The Dentist (1996)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  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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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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It's time for your checkup... pray it won't be your last. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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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

Shot in only 18 days. See more »

Goofs

(at around 29 mins) While starting to do a filling on April, Dr. Feinstone started up the handpiece (drill). The sound it made was that of a high speed handpiece, yet what he had in his hand was a slow speed handpiece. See more »

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Candy: Sarah, you're up next!
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In memory of David Diaz. See more »

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References Schramm: Into the Mind of a Serial Killer (1993) 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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Gory as hell
29 December 2003 | by (England) – See 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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