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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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For the "Brooke effect", which is the horrifying aftermath of Finestone's wife after he has pulled all of her teeth out, the production needed to hire somebody who specializes in character make-ups. Steve Johnson's X/FX was high on the list, but because of his workload he wasn't able to work it into his schedule. Luckily, Christopher Allen Nelson (a Johnson alum), who had done a stunning zombie creation for Brian Yuzna's Return of the Living Dead III (1993), was available and came aboard. Chris had just come off of a horribly abusive situation working on the new "Tales from the Crypt" movie and wanted a chance to prove himself again. The catch with Chris was that he was in the process of moving back to Los Angeles from Canada. He would be able to create the effect in Canada and then fly out to apply it. This would require a lot of long-distance phone calls and a fickle shipping system that had many of the supplies trapped in customs in transit to him. See more »

Goofs

The position of the gray pantyhose on the floor keeps changing. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Alan Feinstone: Three times a day, and no candy! Say it!
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In memory of David Diaz. See more »

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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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