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Teenage Caveman -- 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.


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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Andrew Keegan ... David

Tara Subkoff ... Sarah

Richard Hillman ... Neil

Tiffany Limos ... Judith
Stephen Jasso ... Vincent
Crystal Celeste Grant ... Elizabeth (as Crystal Grant)
Shan Elliot ... Joshua

Hayley Keenan ... Heather

Paul Hipp ... Shaman

David Stifel ... Tribal Leader
Rob Hill ... Caveman Guard
David Monzingo ... Puppeteer (as Dave Monzingo)
Joe Reader ... Puppeteer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Larry Clark ... Nathaniel (uncredited)

Jeffrey Pritz ... Hunter (uncredited)

Directed by
Larry Clark 
Writing credits
Christos N. Gage (written by)

Produced by
Lou Arkoff .... producer
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer
Dan J. Birnbaum .... associate producer
Daniel T. Cahn .... associate producer (as Daniel Cahn)
Colleen Camp .... producer
Steve Ecclesine .... line producer
Buddy Epstein .... executive producer
Christos N. Gage .... associate producer
Brian J. Gilbert .... co-producer
David S. Greathouse .... co-producer
Shane Mahan .... co-producer
Robyn Rosenfeld .... executive producer
Scott Shapiro .... associate producer
Stan Winston .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Zoë Poledouris  (as Zoe Poledouris)
Cinematography by
Steve Gainer 
Film Editing by
Daniel T. Cahn  (as Daniel Cahn)
Production Design by
Jerry Fleming 
Art Direction by
Peter Borck 
Set Decoration by
Betty Berberian 
Costume Design by
Julia Schklair 
Makeup Department
Barbara Cantu .... hair department head
Stephanie Coffey .... additional makeup artist
Myke Michaels .... makeup department head
Lori Sanders .... key hair stylist
Richard Wetzel .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Ted Bell .... post-production supervisor
Marsha L. Swinton .... production supervisor
Robert E. Warner .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dirk Craft .... first assistant director (as Dirk Wallace Craft)
Jessica W. Leung .... second assistant director
Elenie Mansalis .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Denise Anderson .... assistant property master
Mark Anderson .... property master
Devin Berkhousen .... propmaker
John Bucklin .... propmaker (as John E. Bucklin)
Patrick Butcher .... propmaker
Orion V. Cox .... set dresser (as Orion Cox)
Lance DeSpain .... head scenic painter
Bill Elliott .... propmaker
Terry Hargis .... lead man
Rebecca T. Haze .... painter
Guy Herman .... propmaker (as Guy A. Herman)
Julia Jecker .... painter
Roy R. Koerbel .... propmaker (as Roy Koerbel)
Chad LaClair .... art department intern
Bill Luckey .... propmaker (as William R. Luckey)
Lisa Robinson .... on-set dresser
Christopher Schultz .... property assistant
Jason Silber .... laborer
Dave Smyth .... propmaker
Glenn Springfield .... construction foreman
Wayne Springfield .... construction coordinator
Kara Stanford .... art department coordinator
Richard Stockmon .... set dresser
Patrick Tonioli .... painter
Marisa Vargo .... painter
Carla Weber .... shopper
Christina Ann Wilson .... assistant art director (as Christy Wilson)
Chris Wright .... set dresser
Sound Department
Kami Asgar .... supervising sound effects editor
Denise Brady .... dialogue editor
Brad Brock .... foley mixer
John Carlson .... sound effects editor
Alan Decker .... re-recording mixer
Jiah Gim .... sound assistant
Devin Golub .... sound utility
John Garret Gorman .... sound recordist (as John G. Gorman)
Vincent Guisetti .... foley walker
Bess Hopper .... foley walker (as Bess Harper)
Takako Ishikawa .... sound effects editor
Devin Joseph .... dialogue editor
Amy Kane .... foley walker
Mark Larry .... sound effects editor
Michael Lyle .... foley walker
George E. Marshall Jr. .... boom operator (as George Marshall Jr.)
Sean McCormack .... sound recordist
Joe Michalski .... boom operator
Sterling Moore .... sound mixer
Robert Nichols II .... sound recordist (as Robert 'Bubba' Nichols)
Erin Oakley .... dialogue editor
Tim Philben .... re-recording mixer
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer
Carmine Rubino .... foley mixer
Mary Ruth Smith .... dialogue editor (as Mary Smith)
Rich Tavtigian .... adr supervisor (as Richard V. Tavtigian)
Tim Tuchrello .... sound assistant
Special Effects by
Richard Alonzo .... key artist (as Richie Alonzo)
Joe Andreas .... special effects (as Joseph Andreas)
David Beneke .... key artist (as Dave Beneke)
Ken Culver .... key mold maker
Jeff Edwards .... key mechanical
Greg Figiel .... conceptual art designer
David Gallion .... special effects foreman
Richard Haugen .... key mechanical (as Rich Haugen)
Matt Heimlich .... key mechanical
Hiroshi Katagiri .... key artist
Denise Leibee .... key hair stylist (as Denise Leibee-Baer)
Shane Mahan .... conceptual art designer (as Shane P. Mahan)
Shane Mahan .... special effects supervisor (as Shane P. Mahan)
Keith Marbory .... key mold maker
Tony McCray .... key mold maker
Mark 'Crash' McCreery .... conceptual art designer
Paul Mejias .... key artist: Stan Winston Studio
David Monzingo .... key artist
Sandro Moro .... special effects
Michael Ornelaz .... key hair stylist
Justin Raleigh .... key artist
Joe Reader .... key artist
Christopher Swift .... conceptual art designer
Christopher Towle .... key mold maker (as Chris Towie)
Annabelle Troukens .... assistant: Stan Winston
Arjen Tuiten .... key artist
Jor Van Kline .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Oliver Arnold .... 3D supervisor
Eric Heavens .... digital compositing supervisor
Dan Schmit .... visual effects supervisor
Jeffrey Pritz .... computer consultant (uncredited)
Jeffrey Pritz .... computer visual effects (uncredited)
Thomas M. Ficke .... stunt coordinator (as Tom Ficke)
Camera and Electrical Department
John Barr .... electrician
Billy Beaird .... camera operator: "b" camera
J.D. Bishop .... assistant chief lighting technician
David Clayton .... grip
Bobby Hayes .... grip (as Bobby Dean Hayes)
Lyle Heffner .... grip
Paul Janossy .... first assistant camera
Tino Jimenez .... electrician
Nate Johnson .... electrician (as Nathan Johnson)
Mary Kasparian .... camera loader
Toby LeCheminant .... electrician (as Toby LeChemfante)
Brett Lood .... grip
Brian Lowe .... electrician
W. Ted Mayer .... grip (as Teddy Mayer)
Donovan Milcoch .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Donovan Micoch)
Jeff Noble .... grip
Katie Santore .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
C. Shipley .... best boy grip (as Shipley)
Carter Smith .... second assistant camera
John Sprague .... chief lighting technician
Scott Sprague .... electrician
Christian Franz Staab .... dolly grip (as Christian F. Staab)
Brian Sweeney .... camera operator: "a" camera
Bruce Swift .... key grip
Ron Veto .... Steadicam operator
Ross Warren .... electrician
Eric West .... electrician
Chuck Zlotnick .... still photographer
Casting Department
Liz Dean .... casting assistant
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Sheila Jaffe .... casting: New York
Ed Mitchell .... casting: Los Angeles
Bruce H. Newberg .... casting: Los Angeles
Tom Thacker .... extras casting
Georgianne Walken .... casting: New York
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Daniela Kurrle .... seamstress
Mandi Line .... assistant costume designer
Jill Livingston .... set costumer (as Jill Lucas)
Susanna Sandke .... costume supervisor
Hayley Stuppel .... set costumer
Christina DeMasi .... costume intern (uncredited)
Daniela Kurrle .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Kirk Diedrich .... post-production assistant
Jonny Jenks .... assistant editor
Tom Knickerbocker .... mastering colorist
Chad Mochrie .... assistant editor (as Chad Owen Mochrie)
Pharaba Hacker-Witt .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Location Management
Lynn M. van Kuilenburg .... location manager
Andrew Harrison .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Dino A. Moriana .... music editor (as Dino Moriana)
Basil Poledouris .... score mixer
Angel Roché Jr. .... composer: additional music
Greg Sill .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Tom Halowell .... driver
John Jordan .... driver
Michael McDuffee .... transportation coordinator (as Mike McDuffee)
Chris Mendoza .... transportation captain
Louis Mendoza .... driver
Benjamin Rivera .... driver (as Bennie Rivera)
Other crew
Jennifer Bendror .... assistant: Mr. Clark
Charles Canzoneri .... key production assistant
Mike Cook .... chef
Mario Garcia .... assistant: Mr. S. Arkoff
Heather Heath .... payroll accountant
Rob Hill .... production assistant
Stephen Jensen .... assistant: Mr. Epstein
Samantha C. Kirkeby .... script supervisor (as Samantha Clair Kirkeby)
Jessica Littlefield .... office production assistant
Dina Livingston .... resident healer
Tony Love .... office production assistant
Jeffrey Pritz .... personal assistant: Lou Arkoff
Jeffrey Pritz .... product placement (as Jeffrey S. Pritz)
Mary L. Rand .... first assistant accountant
Nancy S. Rand .... second assistant accountant
Austin Rodriguez .... medic
Carlos Rodríguez .... assistant cook (as Carlos Rodriquez)
Leah Ross .... production coordinator
Lauren Swearingen .... assistant production coordinator
Francisco Trujillo .... assistant cook
Charles Weaver .... craft service (as Charles 'Bill' Weaver)
Melissa Engle .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jessica Littlefield .... assistant: Mr. Clark (uncredited)
Scott Pitman .... office production assistant (uncredited)
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... in loving memory
Vahe Berberian .... thanks
Marc J. Federman .... thanks: Near North Insurance (as Mark Federman)
John Hegeman .... thanks: Distant Corners
Robert Kranske .... thanks
Robert Leveen .... thanks: Film Finances
Richard McCune .... thanks: City National Bank
Erick Medina .... thanks: Near North Insurance
James H. Nicholson .... dedicated to the memory of
Eric Ortiz .... thanks: Studio 34
Steve Ransohoff .... thanks: Film Finances
Ethan Turpin .... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for strong sexuality, substance abuse, language, and violence - all involving teens
USA:90 min | USA:100 min
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Did You Know?

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 »
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.
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A piece of nostalgic, science-fiction camp with a Larry Clark twist, 23 January 2014
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

Watching Larry Clark's Teenage Caveman, I felt as if I was being Punk'd, especially when one character tells another she looks like "she's in a bad B-movie." Clark has made a career out of being subversive and downright wild behind the camera, capturing adolescent debauchery and lawless behavior amongst youth with a frightening authenticity, mainly because Clark's own adolescent was dominated by intimate photography and heavy drug use.

By the time Teenage Caveman was made, Clark had developed a name for himself with his shocking film Kids, his solid sophomore effort Another Day in Paradise, and his brutally honest Bully, released a year prior. I'd say he was on a role, with one strong film after another at the time. With Clark's already established filmography, I can only assume and guess why he wanted to dive into the often doomed realm of modern odes to campy science- fiction pictures of yesteryear.

The story exists in a post-apocalyptic world where a great deal of humanity has been erased thanks to a viral epidemic. The few remaining souls have resorted to tribalism in the regard that they gather in packs and rely on basic human instinct to get by, as if their common sense, morality, and values have all been extracted along with the epidemic.

A group of survivors, all teens, soon come in contact with two people who have been genetically altered and modified in order to combat the epidemic and now reside in a city reliant off of solar power. They have their own vision of humanity, although we never really grasp what that may be. The two groups collide and what ensues is pure madness as each try to assert dominance as well as go about their own agendas.

The teens have virtually no personality, so to name them is a worthless exercise. The film, if it should be remembered as anything besides what seems to be a go- for-broke filmmaking attempt by Clark, should be seen as a solid showcase for talents of Richard Hillman, who plays one of the genetically-altered humans. Hillman handles this offbeat character effectively, that is, until emotions rings true in the last act. Up until then, however, he is great fun to watch and his frantic acting talents are a rarity that are nice to see unfold before us.

Other than Hillman, nobody else shines, particularly because their characters are so thinly written. But even that is a non- issue compared to the fact that the film is just terribly uninteresting. Clark tries to infuse the story with the coldness of teen sex and relations and it's a move that is more fun to comment on than actually watch. The futuristic setting, especially in the context of a viral epidemic and mutant forces, just doesn't make for an interesting time period on sex and adolescent bonding.

It seems that beneath the rubbish, Clark had the idea of making this film one that would potentially see sex in the future as an action robbed of its intentional purpose - to produce love and pleasure. An overarching theme in Clark's filmography is the loss of meaningful sex, and here, the meaning is muddled to the point where sex means as much as a spur-of-the-moment kiss or hug but with even less sentiment and passion.

With this idea as my only justification for the material at hand, Clark seems to be going for some attempt at commentary lodged firmly inside a story that acts as an homage to the corny, ultra-low- budget science-fiction films from the thirties, forties, and fifties. I admire the courage and the subversiveness completely but, in the end, I sigh at the result. Teenage Caveman will forever be etched in Clark's filmography, replacing another film potentially having a great amount of insight and braver filmmaking.

Starring: Richard Hillman, Tiffany Limos, Andrew Keegan, Tara Subkoff, and Stephen Jasso. Directed by: Larry Clark.

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