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The Dentist (1996)

R | | Horror | 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 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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18 October 1996 (USA)  »

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O Dentista  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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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 31 mins) When Dr. Feinstone was getting ready to do a filling on April, he placed a saliva ejector (small suction) in her mouth. It was there for several shots, then suddenly vanished. See more »

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Dr. Alan Feinstone: Blood sucking leeches!
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In memory of David Diaz. See more »

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Featured in The 50 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen (2014) 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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