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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'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)  »

Also Known As:

O Dentista  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The oversized mouth for the kid Jody was made in just 2 days by J.M. Logan after they realize they needed one oversized mouth for this shots. See more »

Goofs

(at around 25 mins) There is a comment as to Dr. Feinstone referring to the wrong tooth on April. #31 is the Lower Right 2nd molar in the Universal Numbering System. In the FDI system #31 would be the lower left incisor. In 1996 the Universal Sytem was the one in more common use. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Alan Feinstone: Three times a day, and no candy! Say it!
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Crazy Credits

Lead Assistant ... Shea "Blood Guy" Clayton. 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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