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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

Writers:

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:

El remedio más eficaz contra las caries. (The most effective remedy against decay.) (Spain release) 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

D2: Without Novacaine 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 you see the cameraman and other crew members in Dr. Feinstone's glasses. See more »

Quotes

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

References The Simpsons (1989) 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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Smile.....
3 October 2001 | by LCParkesSee all my reviews

Brian Yuzna is cast as a saviour by genre fans, and "The Dentist 2", along with the cherished "Society" might give you some idea why. Although the film offers little that could not be found in its prequel, it is somewhat better made, efficently exploiting dentophobia and riffing on the trust involved in a doctor-patient relationship. For the gorehounds, suffice to say three of the four people I watched this with walked out in disgust: taking the place of traditional death sequences are gleeful bouts of unanaesthetised dental destruction, performed with the aid of convincing models in unflinching close up. By this second outing Corbin Bernstein is really inhabiting the role of Dr. Feinstone, and his affectionately campy turn provides the film with much of its drive and humour. in one hilarious sequence he desperately admonishes himself in the shower: "nutCASE, nutBALL, wacko, loony..."

Though self evidently not to all tastes, this film certainly hits a nerve (sorry, that was accidental) and is made with some intelligence and respect for its intended audience. check.


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