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In this spoofy horror outing from veteran genre director Brian Yuzna, L.A. Law vet Corbin Bernsen plays Dr. Feinstone, an anal-retentive Beverly Hills dentist with an amusement park of an office replete with Planet Hollywood-worthy, themed exam rooms, piped-in opera music, and a crisp, efficient staff. When Feinstone finds out that his lovely wife, Brooke (Linda Hoffman), is fellating the pool boy, he becomes unhinged -- haunted by visions of filthy mouths and faithless spouses. Inviting Brooke back to the office on their anniversary and begging her to indulge him in his hobby of cleaning her teeth, Feinstone performs a little unorthodox oral surgery and soon uses his now-disfigured sweetie to lure her boyfriend into a backyard trap. Revenge doesn't cure Feinstone's homicidal urges, however, and soon his violence and sexual obsessions spill over into his practice -- especially after creepy IRS investigator Marvin Goldblum (Earl Boen) shows up for a little "I'll scratch your back, you scratch mine." Soon, patients and staff members alike are interacting with drills and laughing gas in ways they never expected. Filmed for, and originally shown on, HBO, The Dentist did not receive a U.S. theatrical release. Yuzna, Bernsen, and Hoffman reunited two years later for The Dentist II: Brace Yourself. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

Cast

Corbin Bernsen
as Dr. Feinstone
Linda Hoffman
as Brooke
Molly Hagan
as Jessica
Ken Foree
as Detective Gibbs
Virginya Keehne
as Sarah
Patty Toy
as Karen
Earl Boen
as Marvin Goldblum
Aixa Maldonado
as Maria
Betsy Monroe
as Young Female
Brian Yuzna
as Attendant
Michael Stadvec
as Matt
Shanna Corinne
as Student #2
Joanne Baron
as Mrs. Saunders
Christopher Kriesa
as Mr. Schaeffer
Sal Viscuso
as Matthew Zeiger
Jan Hoag
as Candy
Michael E. Rodgers
as Nervous Patient
Diana Tash
as Opera Singer
Christa Sauls
as April
Mark Ruffalo
as Steve Landers
Tony Noakes
as Detective Sunshine
Lise Simms
as Paula Roberts

Crew

Brian Yuzna
Director
Stuart Gordon
Screenwriter
Dennis Paoli
Screenwriter
Charles Finch
Screenwriter
Levie Isaacks
Cinematographer
Denis Maloney
Cinematographer
Alan Howarth
Composer (Music Score)
Chris Roth
Editor
William V. Ryder
Production Designer
Phillip B. Goldfine
Co-producer
Sheri Bryant
Associate Producer
Mark Amin
Executive Producer
Pat Scanlon
Set Designer
Warden Neil
Costume Designer
Ross Novie
First Assistant Director
Carol Lefko
Casting
Patricia Gundlach
Hair Styles
Patricia Gundlach
Makeup
Cami Winikoff
Production Executive
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