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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.

Director:

Brian Yuzna
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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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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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Your pain is his pleasure. (Japan VHS) See more »

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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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Trivia

Stuart Gordon was originally set to direct (and retains a writing credit) before Brian Yuzna took over. See more »

Goofs

The light equipment can clearly be seen in Dr. Gibbs glasses a few times. See more »

Quotes

Candy: [to Sarah] Just go on back and let him know you're next.
Sarah: Okay!
Marvin Goldblum: Hi, remember me?
[puts money into Sarah's hand]
Marvin Goldblum: I'm next.
Candy: She's been waiting an awfully long time already.
Sarah: Yeah, two years and one day!
Marvin Goldblum: Kid, you'll understand. See, Dr. Feinstone can't keep me waiting. It's in his own interest. Or... do we start the audit now?
Candy: Look Mr. Goldblum... I...
[to Sarah]
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Movie Review: The Dentist (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Siegfried's Funeral March
(uncredited)
by Richard Wagner
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User Reviews

 
Three times a day, and no candy! Say it!
2 November 2008 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

I am never going to the dentist again unless I see his wife beforehand. If he has some delicious piece of candy like Linda Hoffman, I'll pass.

Corbin Bernsen played a demented dentist to perfection. he wasn't demented at the start, only after he caught his precious wife with Matt (Michael Stadvec) the pool boy.

Then he used his dental powers to torture his patients, and his wife, in revenge.

Really gory, especially if you don't like dentists anyway, and really hot when Linda Hoffman was on screen.

It was a fun experience.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1996 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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Ultra Stereo

Color:

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1.85 : 1
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