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This Won't Hurt a Bit

This Won't Hurt a Bit is a 1993 Australian comedy film about a dishonest dentist who overservices the British public and then goes on the run from Interpol. It was directed by Chris Kennedy, who was a dentist in real life.

This Won't Hurt a Bit
Directed byChris Kennedy
Produced byPatrick Fitzgerald
Chris Kennedy
Written byChris Kennedy
StarringGreig Pickhaver
Jacqueline McKenzie
Music byMario Grigoriv
CinematographyMarc Spicer
Edited byPeter Butt
Distributed byBeyond Films
Release date
12 November 1993 (Australia)
Running time
82 minutes
Box officeA$6,686 (Australia)[1]

According to Ozmovies,

Those searching for the source of inspiration for writer/director and co-producer Chris Kennedy need look no further than his professional life as a dentist, which saw him do time in England practising his skills. It’s perhaps pushing things to say that he dreamed up the idea of revenge on the English while peering into the mouths of his English patients, but his screenplay is filled with knowing nods in this direction.[2]



The film opened at the Dendy Cinema in Sydney on 14 October 1993 for a short run, and from 11 November 1993 it had a short run at the Carlton Moviehouse in Melbourne.[3]


  1. ^ "Australian Films at the Australian Box Office", Film Victoria accessed 13 November 2012
  2. ^ 'This Won't Hurt A Bit!' at Ozmovies, accessed 26th October 2017.
  3. ^ 'This Won't Hurt A Bit!' at Ozmovies, accessed 26 October 2017.

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