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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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Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Several times in the movie there is use of Alan Howarth theme and stinger from Halloween II (1981). Alan Howarth did the music for The Dentist 2 as well as Halloween II. See more »

Goofs

In the opening-scene, Dr. Feinstone's glasses and mouth cap vanishes/appears repeatedly. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Lawrence Caine: New game, Bevvie... truth... or tooth!
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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 »

Connections

References The Simpsons (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Blues Guitar I
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Performed by Tim Renwick
Producer - Stephen Cole
Technician - Tony Bridge
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The Dentist 2: Marginal improvement
27 November 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

In 1996 we were introduced to our psychotic dentist played by Corbin Bernsen, a man drove insane by the stresses of his job and catching his wife blowing the pool boy.

Two years later he breaks free from the asylum, switches state, changes his name and starts all over again.

But before you know it his inner darkside is unleashed and he torments his victims in the way that only he can.

This is a slight improvement on the first but still not exactly impressive stuff. The one standout thing that it does have is just how grisly and hard to watch the death scenes are. I mean seriously, it's pretty bad.

Harmless enough watch for fans of the original but as a franchise its hardly worth the effort especially as part 3 was cancelled.

The Good:

Direct sequel

The Bad:

Not the easiest of viewing

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

I may never go to the dentist again


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