MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,685 this week

Teenage Caveman (2002)

TV Movie  -   -  Sci-Fi | Thriller | Horror  -  2 July 2002 (USA)
3.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.2/10 from 2,520 users  
Reviews: 113 user | 28 critic

Teens encounter people, who, after being used as guinea pigs for the experimental testing of a virus can live forever in a post apocalyptic world.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 182 titles
created 03 Nov 2011
 
a list of 315 titles
created 27 Nov 2011
 
a list of 29 titles
created 16 Dec 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 08 Feb 2012
 
list image
a list of 44 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Teenage Caveman" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Teenage Caveman (TV Movie 2002)

Teenage Caveman (TV Movie 2002) on IMDb 3.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Teenage Caveman.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

A young man defies tribal laws and searches for answers. The result of his quest yields knowledge of past generations.

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Robert Vaughn, Darah Marshall, Leslie Bradley
How to Make a Monster (TV Movie 2001)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

An evil video game comes to life and hunts the group of developers.

Director: George Huang
Stars: Clea DuVall, Steven Culp, Tyler Mane
Destricted (2006)
Adult | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A compilation of erotic films intended to illuminate the points where art meets sexuality.

Directors: Marina Abramovic, Matthew Barney, and 9 more credits »
Stars: Daniel, August, Goce Balkovic
Bully (2001)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Based on a true story. Naive teenagers plot to murder one of their own, who has been too much of a bully to them.

Director: Larry Clark
Stars: Brad Renfro, Nick Stahl, Bijou Phillips
The Day the World Ended (TV Movie 2001)
Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Horror film finds a killer alien, who is just misunderstood, devouring people. A school psychologist investigates the death of a student's mother and finds the boy believes he is the son of... See full summary »

Director: Terence Gross
Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Bobby Edner, Randy Quaid
Earth vs. the Spider (TV Movie 2001)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A shy, obsessive comic book fan gets injected with an experimental serum of a lab that is studying how to give humans the abilities of spiders. At first he develops minor abilities such as ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Ziehl
Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Devon Gummersall, Amelia Heinle
Webs (TV Movie 2003)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

An electrical crew stumbles into a parallel universe dominated by a mutated spider.

Director: David Wu
Stars: Richard Grieco, Kate Greenhouse, Colin Fox
Sueño (2005)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A Mexican immigrant new to Los Angeles enters into a love triangle with two very different women.

Director: Renée Chabria
Stars: John Leguizamo, Ana Claudia Talancón, Elizabeth Peña
Kids (1995)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A day in the life of a group of teens as they travel around New York City skating, drinking, smoking, and deflowering virgins.

Director: Larry Clark
Stars: Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chloë Sevigny
El Santo (2015)
Drama

On a sunny day in an affluent suburb of central Mexico, a teenager mysteriously appears in the middle of a residential street. He's mute and dirty, wearing only a pair of briefs. Dangling ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Clark
Best of Chris Isaak (Video 2006)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Directors: Ted Bafaloukos, Geoffrey Barish, and 14 more credits »
Stars: Chris Isaak, Laetitia Casta, Helena Christensen
Drama

A story centered around a group of self-destructive skateboarders in Paris.

Director: Larry Clark
Stars: Michael Pitt, Valérie Maës, Niseema Theillaud
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
David
...
Sarah
...
Neil
...
Judith
Stephen Jasso ...
Vincent
Crystal Celeste Grant ...
Elizabeth (as Crystal Grant)
Shan Elliot ...
Joshua
...
Heather
Paul Hipp ...
Shaman
...
Tribal Leader
Rob Hill ...
Caveman Guard
David Monzingo ...
Puppeteer (as Dave Monzingo)
Joe Reader ...
Puppeteer
Edit

Storyline

In a post-apocalyptic future mankind is lives in a prehistoric manner. After killing his father for sexually assaulting his girlfriend, the son of a tribal leader runs away with a group of his teenage friends. They are taken in by Neil and Judith who introduce them to the vices outlawed by their tribes namely sex and drugs.Neil and Judith, however, are genetically altered indestructible mutants who have their own plans for the future of the human race. Written by The Wolfkin

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The future sucks.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, substance abuse, language, and violence - all involving teens | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 July 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adolescente delle caverne  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

On the special features of the DVD there is a "Making of Teenage Caveman" and when they are talking about the make up for the genetic monsters, they are looking at a sketch of James Marsters as Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997). See more »

Quotes

Judith: How did the song go? Looking forward to a little "afternoon delight?"
Vincent: I want some delight!
Neil: They don't know what you're talking about, Judith. That's one good thing about the end of the world. No more easy listening.
See more »

Connections

Remake of Teenage Cave Man (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Where Eagles Dare
Written by Glenn Danzig
Performed by The Misfits
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The forgiving will see missed potential; the majority will see an illogical, cheap, exploitative mess that revels in drug use and teenage flesh
23 April 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In a post-apocalyptic world, the few survivors live in huddled tribes, barely surviving. In one tribe, the ruler refuses to let the people slip into the sin that brought the old world to an end – and sex is banned. He does, however, permit himself the pick of young girls for himself. When he selects his son's girlfriend, David is forced to kill him to protect her and is then left to die in the wilderness as punishment. His friends decide to rescue him and head off into the wilderness, where they find one of the fallen cities of the old world. Walking into it, they get caught in a storm and wake up in a modern (well, old-fashioned) apartment with beautiful young couple Neil and Judith. Quickly the group discover that the restrictions of the caves are gone and the old ways of sex, drink and drugs are the very things of daily life. However it also becomes quickly evident that things are not what they seem.

With all the negative reviews on this site I had to see it for myself because I found it hard to believe that the man that gave me Kids could fail to at least make an interesting film. Watching it, I can see plenty in the plot that could have been interesting, could have been insightful and could have made for a challenging piece of thought within a sci-fi frame; after all, it could have been a cautionary tale about sex, about a sexually transmitted virus that is part of the world ending, of teenagers self-harming with no consequences. The potential was there and I did think I was open to seeing these themes and I did put in work to try and go with it and let the subtexts come through. After the "infamous" twenty minute orgy of drugs and nudity I still had this approach although there was very little in it to encourage me to keep the faith.

First off, those tuning in for sexual titillation will be disappointed as the orgy is pretty cold and lacks anything in terms of excitement. It is a bit annoying because I couldn't shake the feeling that the camera was revelling in the naked teens, drug use and other excesses. With Kids there was enough substance to cover the accusations of exploitative material but here I just didn't think there was. With the focus on excesses, the narrative was not that well developed and the whole "virus" thing didn't engage me at all. The subtexts drift in and out but the writing is not intelligent enough to bring them out; such a shame because at times you could see the parallels between the plight of the characters and the struggles of real teens (specifically in the fear of sex in Sarah and the sexual aggression of Vincent). By the end of the film I was left with a gory, nonsensical film that doesn't do anything well at all.

Of course a cast of rather hapless teenagers and twenty-somethings doesn't help because they might not have been able to work with good plotting and dialogue if it had been given to them. Keegan is a bit of a clot; Hillman overacts like he is trying to save his life; Subkoff shows that she could have done more but her material is too weak to let her prove it. Jasso is obvious but has a nice natural swagger to him that may be useful in the future for small "teen criminal" roles in other things. Limos and Grant are both pretty good looking but they cannot deliver a convincing line or even a convincing slap for all the tea in China. Clark's direction is interesting at least; at points the cinematography is nicely washed out, blending colours into frames to depict changes in emotion and several other nice touches – if only he had been able to draw out value from the material – the odd nice visual touch is not enough.

Overall this is a poor film but I will not be adding my voice to those that simply dismiss it as rubbish with a lazy twenty word review. It had potential and it had subtexts that could have worked but it just does nothing with them. The plot makes little or no sense as the film ends up focusing on the excesses rather than the substance of the film; although I tried to work through it I have to admit defeat and the final 20 minutes was a noisy load of heartless gore that made no sense even within its own logic. Overall a pointless film that will have a cult following for the sex, gore and "different" plot; some will see it as a stupid load of missed opportunities but the vast majority will not care what it could have done and will just give up on the exploitative and nasty mess.


39 of 48 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
PORN????? themysterulz
One of the Worst Films Ever Made bgeorge238-1
It is a b-movie. don't you get it? blastnow999
Worst Film Ever KellyJones
i've not seen this film, but I want to... Vinnies_Girl
Use a condom. kristy_belle16
Discuss Teenage Caveman (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?