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The Tribe 

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A group of young adults struggle to survive in a world where all the adults have been killed by a mysterious virus.
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Series cast summary:
Caleb Ross ...  Lex 260 episodes, 1999-2003
Victoria Spence ...  Salene 252 episodes, 1999-2003
Meryl Cassie Meryl Cassie ...  Ebony 236 episodes, 1999-2003
Antonia Prebble ...  Trudy 226 episodes, 1999-2003
Michael Wesley-Smith ...  Jack 190 episodes, 1999-2003
Jennyfer Jewell Jennyfer Jewell ...  Ellie 170 episodes, 1999-2003
Beth Allen ...  Amber / ... 167 episodes, 1999-2003
Dwayne Cameron ...  Bray 167 episodes, 1999-2003
Jaimee Kaire-Gataulu ...  Cloe 157 episodes, 1999-2002
Michelle Ang ...  Tai-San 148 episodes, 1999-2003
Ari Boyland ...  KC / ... 140 episodes, 1999-2003
Laura Wilson Laura Wilson ...  May 133 episodes, 2000-2003
Ryan Runciman ...  Ryan 131 episodes, 1999-2003
Sarah Major ...  Patsy 122 episodes, 1999-2002
Ashwath Sundaresan ...  Dal 122 episodes, 1999-2002
Nick Miller Nick Miller ...  Pride 114 episodes, 2000-2003
Vanessa Stacey Vanessa Stacey ...  Alice 110 episodes, 1999-2003


'Where the virus came from, no-one knew... from deepest space, bacterial warfare or some nation's scientific experiments gone horrifically wrong? All the Adults are gone... All the teachers are gone... All peace and regular meals are gone... Just tribal instincts and war paint survive. If survival depends on not getting caught by the evil Locusts or rival cyber gang Demon Dogs or just finding your next meal... then the only option is to start your own Tribe.' Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

7 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La tribu See more »

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Antonia Prebbble (Trudy)and Michelle Ang (Tai-San) also worked together on Outrageous Fortune (2005) as Loretta West & Tracy Hong respectively. See more »


When Sammy drinks too much and passes out, the make-up on his forehead is the green tic-tac-toe design. This is still visible when Gel leaves him to sleep it off. Later, when the others find him, his make-up consists of three multicolored stars. See more »


Bray: Jack, tell me honestly, I mean, what are our chances here?
Jack: Well I'd put mine at about 90%, and I'm not so sure about yours.
Bray: Don't get cocky!
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Spin-off The New Tomorrow (2005) See more »

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Makes gold from straw
30 July 2004 | by shadowtrigger-1See all my reviews

About a year ago I switched to digital cable, with it came about 200 new channels. About a week later I ran into this odd looking show that had teenage kids in weird clothing and tattoos on their faces. I honestly didn't know what to think about the show, but after the first several episodes I was hooked (I started around the middle of the 3rd season) I have seen only the 3rd and 4th seasons, or series as they are called and I am addicted. I won't go as far as painting my face for em but I've considered it once or twice.

The thing that amazes me is that Cloud 9, the production group that makes The Tribe isn't the most well funded film company in the world. But they have used every last dollar (or whatever currency is used in New Zealand) they have to make this show so good. The cast (which most have appeared on Hercules and Xena, as well as the Power Rangers)is talented enough to give their character's personality. The sets are believable, the outfits are are amazing, and the fact that most of the actors are dulling down their heavy Aussie accents is impressive enough.

For those that haven't seen the show before are best to look at it like a Live Action Anime, not the ultra Kung-Fu kind, but the soap opera kind (Ranma,Chobits,etc.) It's a good show that pretty much makes gold from the budget of straw that they have. 10/10

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