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The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)

R | | Drama | 29 August 2003 (USA)
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An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.

Director:

Alan Rudolph

Writers:

Jane Smiley (novel), Craig Lucas (screenplay)
3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Campbell Scott ... David Hurst
Denis Leary ... Slater
Robin Tunney ... Laura
Peter Samuel Peter Samuel ... Larry
Hope Davis ... Dana Hurst
Jon Patrick Walker ... Mark
Gianna Beleno Gianna Beleno ... Lizzie Hurst
Lydia Jordan ... Stephanie Hurst
Cassidy Hinkle ... Leah Hurst
Adele D'Man ... Carol
Kathleen Kinhan Kathleen Kinhan ... Virgin
Sara Lerch Sara Lerch ... Virgin
Lori Mirabal Lori Mirabal ... Virgin
Mark Ethan ... Conductor
Flora Martínez Flora Martínez ... Female Patient (as Flora Martinez)
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Storyline

The movie centers on a dentist who has a strange dream that blurs the boundaries between fantasy and reality. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La vida secreta de un dentista See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$121,769, 3 August 2003

Gross USA:

$3,707,346

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,764,286
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

The headboard in the bedroom appears and disappears between scenes See more »

Quotes

Slater: These children are monsters, they should be struck... can I hit them?
David Hurst: No.
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Connections

Referenced in The TV Set (2006) See more »

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Nabucco
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Giangiacomo Guelfi, Gianni Raimondi, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Elena Suliotis, Gloria Lane,
Giovanni Foiani, Piero De Palma, Mirella Fiorentini
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala
Conducted by Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Courtesy of Opera D'Oro Records and Allegro Corporation
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Like sitting through a root canal
14 July 2003 | by shepdogSee all my reviews

Based upon the quality of The Moderns and Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, I went to see this at the D.C. Film Festival and walked out of the theater and straight into a saloon to mourn the loss of my ticket money with some gin. Insufferable.


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