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Eversmile New Jersey (1989)

Traveling dentist O'Connell traverses South America on his motorcycle for the 'Eversmile' foundation of New Jersey, in a fight not only against caries, but also against fear, ignorance, ... See full summary »


Carlos Sorin


Jorge Goldenberg (story), Roberto Scheuer (story) | 5 more credits »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Day-Lewis ... Fergus O'Connell
Mirjana Jokovic ... Estela
Gabriela Acher ... Celeste
Julio De Grazia ... Dr. Ulises
Ignacio Quirós ... The 'Boss'
Miguel Ligero Miguel Ligero ... Brother Felix
Ana María Giunta ... Lady in Small Town
Boy Olmi Boy Olmi ... Radio Announcer
Eduardo D'Angelo Eduardo D'Angelo ... Manager
Alberto Benegas Alberto Benegas ... Sheriff
Roberto Catarineu ... López
Miguel Dedovich Miguel Dedovich ... Brother Conrad
José María Rivara José María Rivara ... Gangster
Vivi Tellas Vivi Tellas ... Rita (as Viviana Tellas)
Omar Tiberti Omar Tiberti ... Omar Gentile


Traveling dentist O'Connell traverses South America on his motorcycle for the 'Eversmile' foundation of New Jersey, in a fight not only against caries, but also against fear, ignorance, indifference - and established antediluvian dentists. During a stop at a lonesome garage he meets Estella, who is supposed to marry a few days later. However she'd rather come with him - to meet a former boyfriend in another town, she says. Expecting problems, he refuses to take her, but she tricks him into it and then tries hard to convince him of her qualities and let her stay with him. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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After the director's first cut, the producers took over the film and re-edited it, changing also the entire soundtrack (including sound and music score). The outcome was far away from the original concept on which the film was shot. See more »


Among the historic dentists cited, Dubois de Chemant is said to have invented porcelain teeth in 1792. He invented them in 1789. See more »


Dr. Fergus O'Connell: Happy teeth!
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Where the Bee Sucks
Written by Thomas Augustine Arne
Arranged by Frank Spencer
Performed by Court Orchestra
[Played when Fergus, Estela and the monks are on their way to the monastery]
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Smart comedy or stupid drama?
30 December 2001 | by blaackbirdSee all my reviews

Well, it is indeed about a traveling dentist, and it is played totally straight in spite of its amazing plot. So I found myself at the end of the film asking whether the film-makers and cast could possibly be serious or if it was a clever dry comedy. Was it a spoof of other too serious films about a man with a mission who falls into depression when others fail to see his vision, or was it honestly trying to be one of those serious films? Well, I have no answer to these questions, so my review divides here. Comedy - cute spoof of some the sort of movies Day-Lewis might well be in from time to time. Drama - stupid movie about a traveling dentist in Patagonia.

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17 March 1990 (Japan) See more »

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