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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 »

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Carlos Sorin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Day-Lewis ... Dr. 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 Roberto Catarineu ... López
Miguel Dedovich Miguel Dedovich ... Brother Conrad
José María Rivara José María Rivara ... Gangster
Viviana Tellas Viviana Tellas ... Rita
Omar Tiberti Omar Tiberti ... Omar Gentile
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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

Certificate:

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Country:

Argentina | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1990 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Eterna sonrisa de New Jersey See more »

Filming Locations:

Argentina See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Dr. Fergus O'Connell: Beware, this food is shit!
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One of the funniest movies ever made.
31 May 2004 | by metatron-9See all my reviews

Played with a deadpan sincerity, this charming, gentle, dreamlike film may not strike the casual viewer as anything special at first. But Fergus O'Connell stands in the great picaresque tradition of Don Quijote: a man intensely focussed on doing good in a world that urgently needs it, baffled by that world's failure to acknowledge the need, and so devoted to his cause that he ignores that world's reality in favor of the surreal world that we see here through his idealistic eyes. Witty, sophisticated in its understanding of its literary roots, and brilliantly played by a perfect cast, this is one that you shouldn't miss. Unfortunate problems with the sound--from the endless winds in Patagonia--and other troubles kept it from theatrical release in the U.S. But Day-Lewis, as always, deserves an Oscar for this characterization. At least.


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