Novocaine


1h 35m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Frank Sangster is living the American Dream. Blessed with a thriving dental practice and a sleek modernist home, he is happily engaged to his ambitious dental hygienist, Jean Noble. His perfectly managed life quickly unravels, however, when Susan Ivey, a seductive new patient with an appetite for pa

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Crime
Thriller
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Bob Jellen; Keri Winters; Ronald L Wright
Distribution Company
Artisan Entertainment
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

Frank Sangster is living the American Dream. Blessed with a thriving dental practice and a sleek modernist home, he is happily engaged to his ambitious dental hygienist, Jean Noble. His perfectly managed life quickly unravels, however, when Susan Ivey, a seductive new patient with an appetite for pain-killers, settles into his dentist chair. Before long, drugs are missing from his office, Susan's psychotic brother Duane is stalking him and Frank himself is wanted by both the the DEA and the police for drug trafficking and murder. As he flees from authorities, Frank becomes increasingly drawn to Susan and through her learns he is the victim of an elaborate con scheme, which may also involve his wayward brother Harlan. Fueled by the desire to create a new life for himself and Susan, Frank plunges into a shadowy world of drugs and violence in order to prove his innocence, only to discover that breaking the law might provide his only hope for freedom.

Crew

Bruce Ahlfeld

Foreman

Michael Alden

Post-Production Supervisor

Jane Alderman

Casting

Gina R. Alfano

Adr Editor

Chris Andrews

Special Thanks To

Stephen Andrzejewski

Location Manager

Dr. Benjamin Atkins

Consultant

David Atkins

Screenplay

David Atkins

Story By

Dr. George Atkins

Consultant

Dr. John Atkins

Consultant

Joel Avila

Adr Mixer

Michael Ayache

Driver

Michael Backauskas

Visual Effects

Nick Backlund

Special Thanks To

Kevin Bacon

Other

Greg Baglia

Adr

Samantha Baker

Post-Production Assistant

Zach Baliva

Production

Bridgett Baron

Accountant

Steve Bartek

Song

Steve Bartek

Music

Pierre Begon-lours

Song

Charles Benson

Driver

David A Best

Other

Matt Beville

Adr Mixer

Leora Block

Special Thanks To

Chris Bonnemort

Assistant

Kelly Borisy

Key Grip

Fernando Briones

Grip

Michael Brogato

Carpenter

Andy Brown

Special Thanks To

Francie Brown

Dialogue Coach

Chuck Burandt

Driver

Sasha Burdett

Post-Production Assistant

Dana Burdi

Art Department Coordinator

Reid Burns

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jennifer Byrne

Assistant Production Coordinator

Blanca Camacho

Adr

Salvatore Cangelosi

Driver

Robert Carlson

Assistant Camera Operator

Laurie Carreira

Casting Associate

Melanie Cassidy

Location Assistant

Patrick Caulfield

Set Costumer

David J Chamerski

Property Master

Chris Chang

Special Thanks To

Guy Charbonneau

Rerecording

Harold Chattin

Carpenter

Jack Clancy

Medic

Mathew Cohen

Special Thanks To

Lewis Cole

Special Thanks To

Ryan Collison

Foley Mixer

Mary Colquhoun

Casting

Mary Colquhoun

Other

Ray Conchado

Swing Gang

Frank Coronado

Storyboard Artist

Gilbert Cruz

Adr

Sean Curry

Caterer

William D'ambra

Assistant

David Daignault

Song

Tobiasz Daszkiewicz

Stunts

Michelle A De Mayo

Post-Production Accountant

Jonathan Demme

Special Thanks To

Johnny Derango

Camera Assistant

Greg Dewey

Titles

Jeff Dieter

Other

George Dileonardi

Transportation Coordinator

Frank Egan

Song

Danny Elfman

Theme Music

Melissa Elliott

Titles

Ed England

Construction Coordinator

Sarah Esler

Production Assistant

Meg Everist

Other

Kiley Fascia

Production Accountant

Mike Fay

Assistant Editor

Mark Fellman

Photography

Gretchen Felopulos

Special Thanks To

Paul Felopulos

From Story

Paul Felopulous

Story By

Robert Fernandez

Rerecording

Robert Fernandez

Music

James Fierro

Stunts

Vilko Filac

Director Of Photography

Earl Fitzner

Driver

Andrew Fox

Casting Assistant

Bernard Friedman

Special Thanks To

Roy Gabiv

Original Music

Gretchen Gain

Assistant Costume Designer

David Gates

Song

James Giovannetti

Assistant Director

Christopher Glasgow

Grip

Carlyn Glynn

Special Thanks To

Mick Gormaley

Assistant Sound Editor

Russell A Green

Set Production Assistant

Michael Greenberg

Special Thanks To

Mitchell Greenberg

Adr

Frank Griffin

Makeup

Steven Gryb

Production

Stephen Gunzehauser

Music Conductor

P.j. Haines

Other

Jim Handley

Grip

James Harnett

Best Boy Grip

James Haworth

Electrician

Robert Hein

Sound Editor

Mo Henry

Negative Cutting

John Hill

Assistant Editor

Larry Hill

Driver

Amelia Hochberg

Set Decorator

Michael T Hohe

Carpenter

Dustin Hudson

Consultant

Craig Jackson

Art Director

Simon James

Other

Bob Jellen

Production Insurance

Bobby Johanson

Adr Mixer

Bruce Johnson

Other

David L Johnson

Carpenter

Lester A Johnson

Other

Don Julien

Assistant Director

Dr. Ron Kaminer

Special Thanks To

Robert Kelter

Painter

Richard King

Carpenter

Tim Kirkpatrick

Adr

Rodman Kiser

Special Effects Foreman

Carvin Knowles

Song

David Kramer

Adr

Kelly Krotine

Other

Robert Krzeminski

Best Boy Grip

Rick Lefevour

Stunt Coordinator

Selenis Leyva

Adr

James Lococo

Driver

Melody London

Editor

Tom Lowell

Stunts

Stephane Luginbuhl

Song

Anthony J Lullo

Gaffer

Lori Machens

Post-Production Coordinator

Doug Maclaren

Special Thanks To

Chris Maentanis

Carpenter

John Maioni

Driver

Daniel Maldonado

Stunts

Jon Mallard

Assistant Director

David Malley

Production Assistant

Jim Mammoser

Stunts

Dominic Mango

Hair

Michael J Martin

Driver

Michael Q Martin

Post-Production Supervisor

Jimmy W Marts

Driver

Peter Masterson

Special Thanks To

Rob Matheson

Post-Production Assistant

Steve Matthys

Rigging Gaffer

Timothy J Maxwell

Transportation Captain

Kevin Mcgill

Caterer

John Mchugh

Carpenter

Brian Mckinley

Other

Larry Mckisic

Driver

Donna Mclain

Electrician

Britt Mcmurray

Post-Production Assistant

Dennis Mcneill

Color Timer

Linda Melazzo

Makeup

David Julian Mendoza

Set Production Assistant

Sylvia Menno

Dialogue Editor

Brad Michaels

Stand-In

Freddie Mikels

Other

John Mikels

Other

Leslie Mikol

Set Production Assistant

Tom Milanovich

Stunts

John D. Milinac

Special Effects Coordinator

Paul Mones

Producer

Mark Moran

Post-Production Assistant

Karen P Morris

Accounting Assistant

Brad Moylan

Visual Effects

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Music

Joseph B Murphy

Post-Production Assistant

Kenny Muschenheim

Special Thanks To

John Nallen

Driver

Ana Nasser

Post-Production Assistant

Mike Nichols

Swing Gang

Jon Nicholson

On-Set Dresser

Henrick Nielsen

Song

Chris Nolte

Stunt Man

Nancy Kyong Nugent

Adr

Russel O'conner

Carpenter

Ann O'connor

Special Thanks To

David Obermeyer

Sound Mixer

Margaret J. Orlando

Production Coordinator

Cheryl Padula

Stand-In

Gina Panno

Costume Supervisor

Beth Parker

Visual Effects

Carolanne Patterson

Special Thanks To

Glenfield Payne

Sound Effects Editor

Linda Perlin

Stunts

P.j. Pesce

Special Thanks To

Chris Peterson

Other

Walter Piers

Grip

Heather Pollack

Script Supervisor

Larry Powell

Camera Assistant

Kimberly Rach

Production Supervisor

Deb Raney-thrumond

Other

Edward Reardon

Medic

Jeff Renfrow

Grip

Aaron Richmond

Office Assistant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Crime
Thriller
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Bob Jellen; Keri Winters; Ronald L Wright
Distribution Company
Artisan Entertainment
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 16, 2001

Limited Release in United States November 16, 2001

Released in United States November 2001

Shown at London Film Festival (Gala Films) November 7-22, 2001.

Casting director Mary Colquhoun passed away on September 10, 2000.

Feature directorial debut for writer David Atkins.

Completed shooting May 25, 2000.

Began shooting April 10, 2000.

Released in United States Fall November 16, 2001

Limited Release in United States November 16, 2001

Released in United States November 2001 (Shown at London Film Festival (Gala Films) November 7-22, 2001.)