The Dentist 2: Brace Yourself (1998)
Dentist 2 - Zahnarzt des Schreckens
The Dentist 2
The Dentist 2: You Know the Drill
El Dentista 2
Le Dentiste 2
Nomination Year: 2013
SYNOPSIS: On the whole, this was a fairly decent B movie. The actors weren't outstandingly bad, the plot was acceptable and the movie was filmed fairly well. However, the worst part of the whole thing was ... mouth-cam. Let me just say that they had a really good mouth model and weren't afraid to use it. They also had lots and lots of bleedy blood plus some pus-y pus for the abscess poking scene, and oddly, a lot of people got their teeth worked on in this movie. A lot of people. It got to the point that all three of us watching would look away for the "cleaning" scenes which was amusing, but also ... yuck.
The plot was pretty basic. In the first movie, Evil Dentist (not his real name) Corbin Bernsen cut out his wife's tongue after she cheated on him. Or maybe he only thought she cheated on him. Not really clear from the flashback. In this movie, he escapes from his court-appointed-psychiatrist's office to a small town where he had (apparently) previously stashed some money and ID. Always pays to think ahead.
He has no interest in being a dentist again. He wants to put that aspect of his life behind him. But circumstances conspire against him. He chips a tooth, and the town's incompetent dentist enrages Evil Dentist so much that Evil Dentist accidentally knocks Incompetent Dentist down a flight of stairs, killing him. Several townspeople approach Evil Dentist (who they know as a kindly retired DDS from the Washington DC area), and essentially pressure him into opening a practice in their small town. This becomes convenient when a Nosy Reporter Lady schedules a cleaning, and attempts to ask several probing questions. Evil Dentist knocks her out and plays the "I Am An Evil Dentist Torturing You For Information" Game, which resulted in a lot of mouth-cam, and a lot of looking away.
Eventually Evil Dentist's new girlfriend and his (now ex-)wife converge in the new addition he's building to his house/office. There is a nailgun, and a surprise housewarming party.
And the whole thing ends with him chuckling maniacally to himself as he drives away in his little car, poking at the exposed part of his chipped tooth and saying, "Ow. Ha ha ha! Ow. Ha ha ha! Ow." Etc.
- Crummiest Ending
We're finally at the end of the movie. Evil Dentist has been shot up with a nailgun. The movie should be over, except ... he's not quite dead yet. He pulls himself up and goes downstairs, where a surprise housewarming party is instead surprised. All of the guests are in shock as Evil Dentist stumbles out to his car and drives away. In the car, he admires his (nail-studded) face in the mirror, then checks out his (still-)chipped tooth. He pokes at the exposed part of his chipped tooth, chuckling maniacally, and saying, "Ow. Ha ha ha! Ow. Ha ha ha! Ow." Sequel-bait ending, but thankfully The Dentist 3: Tooth-hurty! (or whatever) has yet to materialize.
- Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame Corbin Bernsen Blond; was on L.A. Law Jillian McWhirter Jeff Doucette Clint Howard Started off as the "This is Tranya" kid on Star Trek, later played with "Gentle Ben," then got relegated to a life of B-Movies. Wouldn't be half so sad if he weren't brother to superstar/director Ron Howard.
Director Claim to Fame Brian Yuzna write of Silent Night, Deadly Night 4 & 5; also story credit for Honey, I Shrunk The Kids
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