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The Secret Lives of Dentists -- An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.
The Secret Lives of Dentists -- An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Jane Smiley (novel)
Craig Lucas (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 July 2004 (Argentina) See more »
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Plot:
An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
5 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The American Dream See more (86 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Campbell Scott ... David Hurst

Denis Leary ... Slater

Robin Tunney ... Laura
Peter Samuel ... Larry

Hope Davis ... Dana Hurst

Jon Patrick Walker ... Mark
Gianna Beleno ... Lizzie Hurst
Lydia Jordan ... Stephanie Hurst

Cassidy Hinkle ... Leah Hurst

Adele D'Man ... Carol
Kathleen Kinhan ... Virgin
Sara Lerch ... Virgin
Lori Mirabal ... Virgin
Mark Ethan ... Conductor

Flora Martínez ... Female Patient (as Flora Martinez)
J. Tucker Smith ... Handsome Patient

Kevin Carroll ... Dr. Danny

Kate Clinton ... Elaine
Herbie Ade ... Male Patient (as Herbert Ade)
Aisha De Haas ... Policewoman

Susie Essman ... Nurse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Randy Clark ... Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Alan Rudolph 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Jane Smiley (novella "The Age of Grief")

Craig Lucas (screenplay)

Produced by
Jonathan Filley .... executive producer
Martin Garvey .... executive producer
David Newman .... executive producer
Campbell Scott .... producer
George VanBuskirk .... producer
 
Original Music by
Gary DeMichele 
 
Cinematography by
Florian Ballhaus 
 
Film Editing by
Andy Keir 
 
Casting by
Pam Dixon  (as Pam Dixon Mickelson)
 
Production Design by
Ted Glass 
 
Art Direction by
Anna Louizos 
 
Set Decoration by
Alyssa Winter 
 
Costume Design by
Amy Westcott 
 
Makeup Department
Sherry Heart .... key hair stylist
Susan Reilly LeHane .... key makeup artist
Tania Ribalow .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jonathan Filley .... unit production manager
John A. Machione .... unit production manager (as John Machione)
Kelly Miller .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jan Sebastian Ballhaus .... first assistant director
Francisco Ortiz .... dga trainee
Danielle Rigby .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Gregg Anaroni .... set dresser
Wayne Brackett .... set dresser
Joseph DeLuca .... on-set dresser
Sarah Dennis .... art department assistant
Peter Gelfman .... property master
Caroline Irons .... camera scenic artist
Eric Lewin .... set dresser
Robin McAllister .... additional props
Robin McAllister .... property assistant
Addy McClelland .... art coordinator
Jeff Naparstek .... set dresser
Will Scheck .... second props
Mark Paul Selemon .... on-set dresser (as Mark Selemon)
Greg Sullivan .... charge scenic artist
Chris Vogt .... lead man
Dave Weinman .... lead man
 
Sound Department
Nancy Cabrera .... foley artist
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer
Gerald Donlan .... adr editor
Mariusz Glabinski .... sound effects editor
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... supervising dialogue editor
Bruce Kitzmeyer .... sound editor
Thomas Kodros .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Kevin Meehan .... boom operator
Branka Mrkic .... dialogue editor
Anne Pope .... assistant sound editor
Schavaria Reeves .... additional boom operator
Schavaria Reeves .... cable person
William Sarokin .... production sound mixer
Ira Spiegel .... supervising sound editor
Suzie Hollander .... dailies synching (uncredited)
David Yonson .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Janos Pilenyi .... visual effects producer
Ariel Enriquez Saulog .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Norman Douglass .... stunt double
Roy Farfel .... stunt coordinator
Don Hewitt .... stunt coordinator
Jodi Michelle Pynn .... stunt double
Keith Siglinger .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert M. Andres .... key grip
Alison Barton .... grip
Mel Cannon .... dolly grip
Caesar S. Carnevale .... second assistant camera (as Caesar Carnevale)
Andy Day .... gaffer
Samuel G. Friedman .... electrician
Charlie Grubbs .... lamp operator (as Charles Grubbs)
Michael Hunold .... lamp operator
Hollis Meminger .... camera loader
Heather Norton .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Rocco Palmieri .... best boy electric
John Panuccio .... grip (as Jack Panuccio)
Michael Lee Reed .... generator operator
Joyce Rudolph .... still photographer
Chris Skutch .... best boy grip
Susan Starr .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Beth Bowling .... casting: New York
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting
Kim Miscia .... casting: New York
Grant Wilfley .... extras casting
Rebecca Rian .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Kristian Sorge .... extras casting associate (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Diana J. Collins .... set costumer
Jessica Jahn .... costume assistant
Pamela Kezal .... wardrobe supervisor
Lisa Marzolf .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Charlene Hamer .... first assistant editor (as Char Hamer)
Fred Heid .... color timer
Misako Shimizu .... assistant film editor
Aaron Yanes .... editing production assistant
 
Music Department
John M. Davis .... music editor
Lee Mars .... music scoring mixer
Jonathan McHugh .... music supervisor
Henry Salgado .... musician
 
Transportation Department
Kevin Flynn .... transportation co-captain
Edward O'Donnell .... transportation coordinator (as Ed O'Donnell)
 
Other crew
Tara Andrus .... office production assistant
Brian Cantaldi .... first assistant accountant
Alison Cohen .... production counsel (as Alison S. Cohen)
Christina Dukagjini .... office production assistant
Tracy Ershow .... set production assistant
Kimberly Feinman .... location assistant
Cliff Fuller .... assistant production office coordinator
Amy R. Gorin .... location assistant
Meghan McElheny .... set production assistant (as Meghan McElhenry 'Irish')
Anthony Pettine .... script supervisor
David Price .... production coordinator
Kimberly Reiss .... assistant: Mr. Rudolph
Jason Rody .... key production assistant
Peter Samuel .... dialogue coach: children
Steven Weisberg .... assistant location manager
Mimi Wyeth .... production accountant
Tom Yeager .... location manager
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for sexuality and language
Runtime:
104 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Goofs:
Boom mic visible: There is a boom mic visible in the upper right of the screen in the scene where the father comes to check on the mother while she's sick in the bedroom. As the camera zooms in, the mike disappears from the frame.See more »
Quotes:
Slater:Now, you should really listen to her because she is on the ball.
Leah:Nobody asked you, ya big slimebucket!
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Movie Connections:
References The Boys from Brazil (1978)See more »
Soundtrack:
FeverSee more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
The American Dream, 30 January 2007
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The American Dream of the dentist David Hurst (Campbell Scott) is complete: he is married with his sweetheart from the dental school, the also dentist Dana (Hope Davis) that works with him and is an aspirant opera singer; he has three lovely daughters; he lives in a very comfortable house; and he has his own business. David is presently treating the troubled blunt musician Slater (Denis Leary), having a complicated relationship with his client. When David glances his wife in the backstage of the theater before a presentation of Nabucco, he sees a man caressing her and he imagines she is having an affair. The repressed David becomes mentally ill and uses Slater as his alter-ego to express his anger while fantasizing the relationship of his wife and fighting to keep his marriage.

"The Secret Life of the Dentists" is an original and refreshing movie about the common crisis of long-term marriage. The story is centered in the thoughts of the character of Campbell Scott, who is suspicious of his wife and imagines his world and the American Dream falling apart if his beloved unfaithful wife leaves him. The character of his wife is only passive, keeping the mystery of her behavior until the excellent and never corny conclusion. This film is recommended for mature audiences only, otherwise the viewer may not understand the feelings and behavior of the two lead characters. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Vida Secreta dos Dentistas" ("The Secret Life of the Dentists")

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