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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 »

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

That same day, when they are going to shoot the "digging scene" actor Clint Howard was not anymore on location, the production could not afford to hire him for one day again so they decided to only shoot some shoes what must look like Clint Howard's body. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Dr. Lawrence Caine: This is how we bond our teeth in Hollywood, Bevie. Bonding in bondage.
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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

Drinking Life All Wrong
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Written by Danny Kirsic
Performed by Danny Kirsic
Played as background music of Dr. Feinstone's dinner date and over Dr. Burn's radio in his room
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There HAD to be a sequel!
5 March 2007 | by ray-280See all my reviews

Corbin Bernsen returns as the dentist who snapped when his wife had an affair and killed a bunch of people in gruesome fashion. Our "hero" manages to escape prison and resume life as a dentist in a quiet, unsuspecting suburban town with a police force that makes a soap opera cop look smart.

The cast has few notables beyond Bernsen, but his over-the-top performance takes this film to the mediocre yet very bloody and gory heights it aimed at. We don't get a movie that tries to be great, or even acutes who take the plot that seriously. What we get is what we expect: to be thrilled, chilled, repulsed, and petrified by the mixture of murder, mayhem, and dental equipment.

That we laugh and cheer when the hapless innocents are so deliciously dispatched in films like this is something for the psychs to wonder about, but until they figure it out, I'll be hooting and hollering right along with them.

If it didn't have tons of killing and gallons of blood, it would be good clean fun, but instead this movie is just good fun. Good, gory fun.

Enjoy when you have nothing better to do and want to see some torture and killing on screen.


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