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The Dentist (1996)

R | | Horror | 18 October 1996 (USA)
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An extremely successful dentist goes off the deep end after he catches his wife cheating on him.

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Brian Yuzna
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Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Corbin Bernsen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Corbin Bernsen ... Dr. Alan Feinstone
Linda Hoffman Linda Hoffman ... Brooke Feinstone
Michael Stadvec Michael Stadvec ... Matt
Ken Foree ... Detective Gibbs
Tony Noakes Tony Noakes ... Detective Sunshine
Molly Hagan ... Jessica
Patty Toy ... Karen
Jan Hoag ... Candy
Virginya Keehne ... Sarah
Earl Boen ... Marvin Goldblum
Christa Sauls ... April Reign
Mark Ruffalo ... Steve Landers
Lise Simms ... Paula Roberts
Joanne Baron ... Mrs. Saunders
Brian McLaughlin Brian McLaughlin ... Jody
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Storyline

Dr. Feinstone has everything, a beautiful wife and a successful career in dentistry, but, when he discovers his wife in an affair, he realizes that behind every clean, white surface lies the stench of decay. Having gone insane, he enacts cruel dental torture on his patients. Written by Jason Borchers <jasonmb@calweb.com>

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It's Time For Your Final Appointment See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic violence including scenes of dental torture, sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dentist See more »

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Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There is one deleted scene. The character of Maria was the housekeeper. There is a scene in which she comes to clean the house, and finds the pool boy dying out by the pool (where Corbin slashed him). When he tries to get her help, she is scared by his bloody aspect, and falls back in the swimming pool, and drowns. This scene was cut from the movie. See more »

Goofs

(at around 28 mins) The way Sarah holds the card changes a few times between shots, through the scene where Steve gives his card. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Alan Feinstone: [to Sarah] So sad how it can only be ruined. Te rest of your life can only spoil what we've made. The idea that every second, they're just... rotting away. Can you live with that? I don't think you can
[pulls out a gun]
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Crazy Credits

Lead Assistant ... Shea "Blood Guy" Clayton. See more »

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The Abduction
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Maybe the best gore film I've seen!
20 May 2001 | by AngeneerSee all my reviews

This gem for gore lovers is extremely underrated. It's pure delight and fun! Gratuitous servings of blood, insanity and black humor, which can please even the most demanding lover of the genre. A full exploitation of the almost universal fear of dentists and flawlessly shot. Only for the connoisseurs.


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