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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 | Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Lee Dawson didn't want to do the nude scene with Jillian McWhirter, so the production hired a body double instead. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Feinstone asks Robbie if he could be quiet for a while you see clearly the shadow of the camera. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Lawrence Caine: You just couldn't have your tooth ache somewhere else, could ya?
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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

Follows The Dentist (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Drinking Life All Wrong
(uncredited)
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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User Reviews

Honestly, not bad!!
28 June 2004 | by leesflatSee all my reviews

I actually didn't mind this movie, shot in a straight to video way, as was the original. Please don't watch this movie thinking that it is a scary movie, just get ready to cringe at the horrible torture scenes. The acting is poor, apart from Bernsen's performance which was great, this has been made not as a serious film but as a bit of a craic.

Sick, sadistic and very cheesy in places, it is impossible not to wince at some of the scenes, but I thought it was OK, nowhere near as good as the original, but good fun all the same.

The position of the ex wife is a bit weird, the only reasons for her being in the film was for the ending, a lot of rip offs from other movies, but some of the deaths are quite interesting. The ending was tacked on just in case the makers wanted to make a sequel, which I don't think that should be made, or in fact will be. Feinstone shouldn't turn into Freddy, Jason, Mike Myers (not Shrek!!) et al.

6.5 out of 10


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