#65 MARATHON MAN (1976)
A ROOT CANAL
WITH NO NOVACAINE!
folks, going to the dentist's office is about the scariest thing
imaginable. From the sound that hook thing makes when it's scraping
against your teeth, to the high pitched pencil sharpener sounding
buzz of the drill, it's a real-life horror factory. That's what
makes this moment in Marathon Man so excruciatingly scary. Laurence
Oliveer plays an ex Nazi who needs some information from Dustin
Hoffman's character regarding diamonds in a safety deposit box.
According to the IMDB, the scene was actually shortened after test
audiences were incredibly sickened by torture.
good thing that the filmmaker's plans to make Olivier's character a
Nazi Urologist were scrapped!