18 certificateThe Dentist is a Film programme that first aired in 1996 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

The Dentist is a 2 star programme

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The Dentist (1996)

Directed by
Brian Yuzna

Shocking horror film by Brian Yuzna, depicting a day in the life of a dentist whose wife's infidelity pushes him over the edge.

When Dr Alan Feinstone (Corbin Bernsen) learns that his wife Brooke (Linda Hoffman) is having an affair with pool boy Matt (Michael Stadvec), his seemingly perfect middle-class life disintegrates in a matter of hours. Infuriated by Brooke's unfaithfulness, Alan follows Matt in his car, a gun at the ready to take revenge on his wife's lover. Matt leads the doctor to the house of Brooke's friend Paula Roberts (Lise Simms), only to continue his immoral shenanigans with her. When Alan is suddenly attacked by a Rottweiler, he is forced to shoot the dog.

At work in his dental practice, the day's occurrences continue to haunt Alan, who starts hallucinating while looking after his patients. After severely damaging his first patient's teeth, Alan's second patient, beauty queen April Reign (Christa Sauls), appears to transform into his wife, leading him to choke her while she is sedated. The model leaves in tears and Alan is punched to the floor by her manager, Steve Landers (Mark Ruffalo).

Meanwhile, Alan's problems begin to mount as a detective named Gibbs (Ken Foree), who is investigating the killing of the Rottweiler, finds that all the clues lead towards Alan. However, the dentist's deluded rampage is far from over...

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1996

2/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Corbin BernsenCorbin Bernsen...Dr. Alan Feinstone
Linda Hoffman...Brooke Feinstone
Michael Stadvec...Matt
Ken Foree...Det. Gibbs
Tony Noakes...Det. Sunshine
Molly Hagan...Jessica
Patty Toy...Karen
Jan Hoag...Candy
Virginya Keehne...Sarah
Earl Boen...Marvin Goldblum
Image for Christa SaulsChrista Sauls...April Reign
Image for Mark RuffaloMark Ruffalo...Steve Landers
Lise Simms...Paula Roberts
Joanne Baron...Mrs. Saunders
Brian McLaughlin...Jody