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The Dentist 2 (1998)

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Dr. Caine, the murdering dentist from the original movie, has escaped from the mental hospital where he has been since being caught. Hoping to resume a normal life, he makes his way to a ... See full summary »

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Brian Yuzna

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Richard Dana Smith (screenplay), Dennis Paoli (based on characters created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Corbin Bernsen ... Dr. Feinstone / Dr. Caine
Jillian McWhirter ... Jamie Devers
Jeff Doucette ... Jeremy Wilkes
Susanne Wright Susanne Wright ... Bev Trotter
Jim Antonio ... Doc Burns
Lee Dawson ... Robbie Mauro
Wendy Robie ... Bernice
Ralph P. Martin Ralph P. Martin ... Jenkins
Clint Howard ... Mr. Toothache
Linda Hoffman Linda Hoffman ... Brooke Sullivan
Judy Nazemetz ... Margaret
Audra Wise Audra Wise ... Shawna
Mary Coleston Mary Coleston ... Glenda
Rende Rae Norman ... Dr. Cussler (as Rendé Rae Norman)
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Storyline

Dr. Caine, the murdering dentist from the original movie, has escaped from the mental hospital where he has been since being caught. Hoping to resume a normal life, he makes his way to a quiet Midwestern town under a false name and takes on the responsibilities of the town dentist Things are starting to look up for Caine, until the day when he catches his new love in the arms of someone else. Just as in the first movie, this sends him back over the edge and into another homicidal rampage, with his unfortunate patients bearing the brunt of his hostility. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Brace yourself. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dentist 2: Brace Yourself See more »

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Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

That same day, while shooting the "digging scene" actor Clint Howard was no longer on location, as the production team could not afford to hire him for another day, so they decided to only shoot some shoes of a Clint Howard lookalike/double. See more »

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In the opening scene you see the cameraman and other crew members in Dr. Feinstone's glasses. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Lawrence Caine: I did it. I'm a dentist. I'm the best dentist there ever was.
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Alternate Versions

The 1999 UK video was cut by 51 seconds by the BBFC "to remove sadistic details". Deletions were made to close-ups of bloody detail and degrading/sadistic dialogue during the "Truth or Tooth" torture scene. The 2001 DVD featured the same cut print. See more »

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Follows The Dentist (1996) See more »

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Siegfried's Funeral March
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Stupid, lame, but some nice gore
2 April 2002 | by ~PL~See all my reviews

Yeah I know, I like watching bad movies, I think they're pretty funny, and when they have gore, I find it even better, because I love gore. And "The Dentist 2" brought both of them. It has some jokes that remind of "Dr.Giggles"'s.

This film had, in the line of what bad movie lovers enjoy, some stupid one-liners, a psycho schizophreniac dentist, some quite sadistic acts of violence (against an idiot fat lady, and many other characters played by so-so actors), a weird and lame ending, a pretty stupid scenario, and some pretty gruesome sequences of dental torture.

The story is about a maniac dentist who was put in a mental ward after he had turned crazy and went on a killing spree. That man escapes from the mental ward (and it's a very easy and stupid escape) and hides in another small town, where he becomes the town's dentist. But this man lives with the constant memory of his wife who had cheated on him (and that's what made him insane in the first episode of "The Dentist"). And it haunts him...and the insanity's back in his head, and he's on another killing spree.

This is a survivor of the "gore" genre. This film is directed by Brian Yuzna, who also brought us "The Dentist", "Faust:Love of The Damned", "Return of the Living Dead 3", and "Progeny". He's not a great director at all, but in the gore genre, he's one of those rare guys who hang on. Corbin Bernsen is not that bad as the insane dentist, but the rest of the cast is pretty bad. The gore effects are really disgusting, there are zooms of mouths being mutilated, and if you're already afraid of going at the dentist, don't see this.

Well, overall, it's a nice movie to watch as a stupid bad movie. It has some funny parts (and it's not always meant to be funny), very disgusting scenes, and a psycho dentist...it says it all­...

I give it 7/10 (in the cheese meter) 4/10 (as a normal movie)


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