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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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Brian Yuzna
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Corbin Bernsen ... Dr. Alan Feinstone
Linda Hoffman Linda Hoffman ... Brooke Feinstone
Michael Stadvec Michael Stadvec ... Matt
Ken Foree ... Detective Gibbs
Tony Noakes Tony Noakes ... Detective Sunshine
Molly Hagan ... Jessica
Patty Toy ... Karen
Jan Hoag ... Candy
Virginya Keehne ... Sarah
Earl Boen ... Marvin Goldblum
Christa Sauls ... April Reign
Mark Ruffalo ... Steve Landers
Lise Simms ... Paula Roberts
Joanne Baron ... Mrs. Saunders
Brian McLaughlin Brian McLaughlin ... Jody
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Storyline

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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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic violence including scenes of dental torture, sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El dentista See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There was no money to hire a storyboard artist, so Brian Yuzna was forced to make storyboards for this movie. See more »

Goofs

(at around 25 mins) When examining April's radiographs, Dr. Feinstone points out to Karen "There's a shadow here on number 31", which is the lower left central incisor tooth, but then says to April "You have a cavity on one of your lower right molars". See more »

Quotes

Candy: Sarah, you're up next!
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Crazy Credits

Lead Assistant ... Shea "Blood Guy" Clayton. See more »

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Referenced in Final Destination 2 (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Siegfried's Funeral March
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by Richard Wagner
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Maybe the best gore film I've seen!
20 May 2001 | by AngeneerSee 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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