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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Alan Feinstone
Linda Hoffman ... Brooke Feinstone
Michael Stadvec ... Matt
... Detective Gibbs
Tony Noakes ... Detective Sunshine
... Jessica
... Karen
... Candy
Virginya Keehne ... Sarah
... Marvin Goldblum
... April Reign
... Steve Landers
... Paula Roberts
... Mrs. Saunders
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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Rated R for graphic violence including scenes of dental torture, sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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18 October 1996 (USA)  »

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O Dentista  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The budget of the film was so low, that when Director Brian Yuzna wasn't satisfied with the cabinets in the set of the "heaven" room, or the toys for the children to play with in the waiting room, the producer was not willing to spend any more, so he was forced to give his credit card to the art department, who then went to buy the furnishings. Luckily enough, they could borrow the products they needed, so it didn't cost anything. See more »

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(at around 28 mins) The way Sarah holds the card changes a few times between shots, through the scene where Steve gives his card. See more »

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Dr. Alan Feinstone: I am an instrument of perfection and hygiene, the enemy of decay and corruption. A dentist. And I have a lot of work to do.
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In memory of David Diaz. See more »

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Three times a day, and no candy! Say it!
2 November 2008 | by See 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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