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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 »

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Did You Know?


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 »


Dal: Only a knock over the head with a large hammer could change Lex!
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Featured in Screenwipe: Episode #2.3 (2006) See more »

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Mad Max meets The Lord of the Flies
18 February 2001 | by scavengrSee all my reviews

This is a fascinating look into a world where all the adults have died from a mysterious virus, and the kids are left to fend for themselves. The remaining teens and pre-teens have formed tribes in order to survive. They must forage for whatever food and medicine they can find, and form new relationships both for protection and companionship. The Tribe focuses on a group that has settled in the local mall, and have come to call themselves the "Mall Rats". They hide out in the mall, hoping to avoid the violence of the other tribes such as the Demon Dogs, and the Locusts. Eventually their dream of building a new world where the tribes can work together in peace, force them out of the safety of their hiding place.

For being a such a futuristic sort of show, The Tribe is surprisingly able to address current issues that face today's young people. Bulimia, teen pregnancy, peer pressure, and alcoholism are all subjects that some of the characters of this new world must face.

The Tribe is extremely well done. The story is fascinating, the acting is first rate, and the young cast is destined for great things. I fell in love with The Tribe from the very first episode, and it continues to get better and better.

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