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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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A trip to the dentist isn't what it used to be... 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Trimark green lit another sequel; The Dentist 3, but was never made. Director Brian Yuzna was too busy starting up Fantastic Factory. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

References The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Gaité Parisienne: Waltz
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Music by Jacques Offenbach
Performed by Cincinnati Pops Orchestra & Erich Kunzel
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Not better than the first, but a worthy sequel
13 December 1998 | by Adam ESee all my reviews

Debuting on HBO like the first surprise, this is a pretty good sequel that brings that lunatic dentist (Corbin Bernsen) back in business after escaping a mental hospital and hiding in a quiet town, where he murders the dentist around the town because the guy did a poor job at filling one of his teeth in. He impresses the people in town and woos a lady he's madly in love with, but then goes psycho and takes his madness out on his patients when he finds the girl he loves kissing a guy. There are scenes that make you laugh and dentist torture scenes that will make you cringe. Corbin Bernsen is great as the dentist and delivers a lot of good lines. Between the first and second half, the pace moved a bit slow, but if you liked the first one and can take watching close-ups of teeth being either drilled or yanked out, you should enjoy this strange, campy film.


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