The Dentist is an American horror film released in 1996. It was directed by Brian Yuzna and written by Dennis Paoli. Corbin Bernsen stars as Dr. Alan Feinstone, Linda Hoffman as Brooke Feinstone and Ken Foree as Detective Gibbs. It also features Mark Ruffalo in one of his early roles.
The film was inspired by the story of real-life dentist/serial killer Nick Rex.
The Dentist was followed by The Dentist 2 in 1998, also starring Corbin Bernsen as the titular doctor.
Dr. Alan Feinstone (Corbin Bernsen) has everything what he wants in his life. A beautiful wife, a nice house, a job as a dentist, a popular reputation and is obsessed with order and cleanliness. However, everything changes on the day of his wedding anniversary, he spies his wife Brooke, and he spots her cheating on him and having sex with their filthy poolman, Matt. Feinstone, going berserk about this, waits for them to finish, and retrieves his handgun (a .380 Walther PPK) and then follows Matt in his car, tailing him.
Director: Brian Yuzna
Producer: Sir Gregory Alan Wheeler Timms, Pierre David, Phillip B. Goldfine, Noël A. Zanitsch, Sheri Bryant
Writer: Dennis Paoli
Cast: Corbin Bernsen, Linda Hoffman, Molly Hagan, Ken Foree, Virginya Keehne, Patty Toy, Jan Hoag, Lise Simms, Michael Stadvec, Christopher Kriesa, Joannie Baron Christa Sauls, Mark Ruffalo, Tony Noakes, Sal Viscuso and Earl Boen