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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:
Indie gem - one of the year's best films 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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Goofs:
Continuity: The headboard in the bedroom appears and disappears between scenesSee 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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Soundtrack:
This Is the NightSee more »

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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Indie gem - one of the year's best films, 11 August 2003
Author: george.schmidt (gpschmidt67@gmail.com) from fairview, nj

THE SECRET LIFE OF DENTISTS (2003) ***1/2 Campbell Scott, Hope Davis, Denis Leary, Robin Tunney, Gianna Beleno, Cassidy Hinkle, Lydia Jordan. Filmmaker Alan Rudolph plumbs the depths of dark social comedy with this ingenious adaptation of Jane Smiley's novel 'The Age of Grief' with a skillful screenplay by playwright Craig Lucas about a reasonably happily married couple (Scott and Davis at career highs here showcasing his trademark cerebral comic capabilities and her patented chilly brittleness) whose dental practice together serves a razor-sharp metaphor for their suddenly troubled relationship when the seed of doubt is planted by the assumption of Scott that Davis is having an affair only to be manipulated by his over-active imagination imbued by an alter ego he sees in the form of a sarcastic patient (Leary doing some of his snappy disgruntled shtick to full effect) who allows his blacker sides to show. Family life has never been more keenly observed in this funny and surprisingly poignant look at how marriage can be a true test of faith in a complacent lifestyle of empty fulfillment. Has the feel of a latter day John Cheever parable of suburban hell. Point of interest, this film re-unites the protagonist trio from Scott's experimental film 'Final' a year ago.

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