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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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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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Anthony C. Ferrante (special make-up effects supervisor); Kevin Yagher was a natural for the oversized mouth. From the Crypt Keeper to Chucky (and some work on Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)), he's shown off his amazing talent for bringing life to inanimate objects. He was definitely out of the price range (incredibly out of the price range!), but thankfully he committed to doing the job as a favor. See more »

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(at around 28 mins) The way Sarah holds the card changes a few times between shots, through the scene where Steve gives his card. See more »

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Dr. Alan Feinstone: Get your tounge out of the way! Get your tounge out of the way, godammit!
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Three times a day, and no candy! Say it!
2 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am never going to the dentist again unless I see his wife beforehand. If he has some delicious piece of candy like Linda Hoffman, I'll pass.

Corbin Bernsen played a demented dentist to perfection. he wasn't demented at the start, only after he caught his precious wife with Matt (Michael Stadvec) the pool boy.

Then he used his dental powers to torture his patients, and his wife, in revenge.

Really gory, especially if you don't like dentists anyway, and really hot when Linda Hoffman was on screen.

It was a fun experience.


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