Novocaine

Novocaine features Steve Martin as a content dentist whose placid world is turned upside down when a sexy patient lures him into prescribing her drugs.

  • Starring: Steve Martin, Laura Dern and Helena Bonham Carter
  • Director(s): David Atkins
  • Producer(s): Numb Gums Productions, Inc.
  • Screenwriter(s): Paul Felopulos, David Atkins
  • Distributor: Artisan Entertainment
  • Animal Coordinator: Animal Talent of Chicago
  • Release Date: Friday, November 16, 2001
  • Rating: Acceptable

Featured Animal Action

Cottontails and Canines

A bunny rabbit hops in the foreground as the camera focuses on an exterior shot of the dental office building. The trainer put the rabbit on its mark and it hopped naturally. The trainer stood off-camera and retrieved the bunny afterwards.

A policeman has a dog on a leash as he searches outside of a motel in a brief scene. The trainer handed the actor the leash and stood off-camera as the scene was filmed. The trainer retrieved the dog afterwards and gave it an edible reward.