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The Dentist (1996)

R | | Horror | 18 October 1996 (USA)
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 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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Rated R for graphic violence including scenes of dental torture, sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The gun Dr. Alan Feinstone uses, is a 380 Walther PPK. See more »

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(at around 7 mins) When Dr. Feinstone leaves his home and goes to work the window of his car is closed. A few seconds later when he get out of the car the window is open. See more »

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Dr. Alan Feinstone: Three times a day, and no candy! Say it!
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Lead Assistant ... Shea "Blood Guy" Clayton. See more »

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References Schramm (1993) See more »

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Tristan und Isolde
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Music by Richard Wagner
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Another Brian Yuzna's masterpiece.
13 November 2002 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Doctor Feinstone is a dentist.He has a beautiful wife and a huge house with a pool.Suddenly he discovers that his wife is making out with the pool attendant-he realises that behind everything clean,there is decay.He starts to torture his patients...Corbin Bernsen is brilliant as the deranged dentist-he is completely believable.There is surprisingly little gore but the scenes of dental torture are quite nasty and grotesque.Highly recommended."The Dentist 2" is also worth checking out!


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