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Teeth (2007)

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Still a stranger to her own body, a high school student discovers she has a physical advantage when she becomes the object of male violence.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vivienne Benesch ...
Gwen (as Julia Garro)
Nicole Swahn ...
Adam Wagner ...
Hunter Ulvog ...
Little Brad
Little Dawn
Trent Moore ...
Mr. Vincent
Mike Yager ...
Soda Spritzer


Dawn grows up in the shadow of a nuclear power plant. In high school, while her biology class studies evolution, she realizes she may have a hidden curse, an "adaptation." She lives with her mom, step-father, and hard-edged step-brother. She likes Tobey, a guy at school, and he likes her. She takes a pledge to remain chaste until marriage, so they date in groups, watch G-rated films, and don't kiss, but the power of teen hormones is great, so temptation beckons. Dawn has an admirer in Ryan, and when when things have an unexpected twist with Tobey, she turns to Ryan for help. Will he be her mythical hero and rescue her? Or can she find her way as her own hero, turning the curse into an asset? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Every rose has its thorns.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing sequences involving sexuality and violence, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 April 2008 (Singapore)  »

Also Known As:

Dagose me  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,530, 20 January 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$347,578, 8 March 2009
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1.85 : 1
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During the filming of the first scene, many of the neighbors were protesting the film because they believed it to be a pornographic film. See more »


Dawn O'Keefe has brown eyes as a child in the first scene, but has blue eyes in the rest of the movie. However, 10 - 15% of Caucasian people experience some eye color change. It is not unlikely for a child's eye color to change from brown to blue. See more »


[first lines]
Bill: Hey Brad, don't splash your sister.
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Crazy Credits

No man was harmed in the making of this film. See more »


Referenced in Vital Signs (2011) See more »


Scorpion's Sting
Performed & Composed by Dave Lichtenstein
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Teeth is disturbing and succeeds on so many levels
4 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

This movie is like a crossover between a feminine horror story and a black comedy, better yet satire. Teeth succeeds because it doesn't take itself too seriously and it gives as well fleshed out characters. The lead actress is an amazing find. She knows exactly what to do with her character and how far she can go with it. She is believable from start to finish. I wouldn't recommend this movie to people with high morals, because you do get to see a lot of 'genital gore' in the movie. Just look at the plot keywords, if one of the things bothers you this movie isn't for you. All in all this movie is for people who like to see something different for achange, not that manufactured sh!i from Hollywood these days. If you don't take this film too seriously and you have a good sense of humor, this movie is a must see for you. I give it 7/10 because the ending is not that good and IMO it could have been longer.

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