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Sabretooth (2002)

Scientists create a genetically engineered sabretooth cat and must hunt it down after it escapes and begins eating innocent people.


James D.R. Hickox


Scott Vandiver (concept), Tom Woosley





Complete credited cast:
David Keith ... Thatcher
Vanessa Angel ... Catherine
John Rhys-Davies ... Anthony
Jenna Gering ... Casey
Josh Holloway ... Trent
Lahmard J. Tate ... Leon
Nicole Tubiola ... Lola
Phillip Glasser ... Jason
Steffanie Busey ... Kara (as Steffanie Thomas)
Allie Moss ... Amanda
Todd Jensen ... Sean
Kelly Nelson ... Billy
Scott Vandiver ... Nathan
Justin Carroll Justin Carroll ... Attendant
James D.R. Hickox ... Silent Bob


Using fossilized DNA, a scientist resurrects one of nature's most fearsome predators, a sabretooth tiger. Scientific ambition turns deadly, however, when the creature escapes and begins savagely stalking its prey - the human race. Written by Anonymous

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Prehistoric Terror! See more »


Horror | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for creature violence and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Leon asks Casey if she ever saw Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). John Rhys-Davies, who plays Anthony Bricklin, played Sallah in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). See more »


When the Sabre Toothed Cat escapes, he is shown breaking the cage by slicing the roof with his teeth. This is impossible, because Smilodon fatalis is known for having large but fragile teeth. This is true for all members of the Machairodont subfamily. See more »


Trent Parks: Truth or dare?
Lola Rodriguez: Dare. No, I want truth.
Trent Parks: You ever slept with a girl?
Casey Ballenger: Okay, I'm going to bed. I'm kind of tired.
Lola Rodriguez: No. Have you?
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References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

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Corny and unoriginal but strangely enjoyable
21 February 2003 | by DarkweaselSee all my reviews

I wasn't expecting too much from this film and in the end got exactly what I had expected. A by-the-numbers shaggy monster flick with some dodgy acting and some very wobbly CGI. But I'm a sucker for this kind of film. In my opinion, the cheesier the better. And they don't come much cheesier than this. Genetically engineered beastie: Check. Monster POV shots: Check. Dumb teens out of their element and in the middle of nowhere: Check. Unresolved love interest: Check. Money grabbing bad guys who are quite obviously next on the menu: Check. Big game hunter who seems to know the surrounding area like the back of his hand even though he's never been near the place before: Check. In fact, just check everything, because it's all there, dodgy CGI warts and all. But still after all that, I liked it. It's all a matter of "when", not "if" but familiarity is it's best asset. You've seen it all before but you're just along for the ride. Definitely a film to watch with as many drunk friends as possible and probably the easiest film to play the standard horror movie game of "Spot The Stiff". Don't take it seriously and it should keep your alcohol dulled, semi comatose brain amused for an hour and a half.

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23 March 2004 (Netherlands) See more »

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