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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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2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jess Weixler ... Dawn
John Hensley ... Brad
Josh Pais ... Dr. Godfrey
Hale Appleman ... Tobey
Lenny von Dohlen ... Bill
Vivienne Benesch Vivienne Benesch ... Kim
Ashley Springer ... Ryan
Laila Liliana Garro ... Gwen (as Julia Garro)
Nicole Swahn Nicole Swahn ... Melanie
Adam Wagner Adam Wagner ... Phil
Hunter Ulvog Hunter Ulvog ... Little Brad
Ava Ryen Plumb ... Little Dawn
Trent Moore Trent Moore ... Mr. Vincent
Mike Yager Mike Yager ... Elliot
Nathan Parsons ... Soda Spritzer
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Storyline

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 2008 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

Dagose me See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA

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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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Company Credits

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Pierpoline Films,Teeth See more »
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Dolby SR | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Dawn is 'checked' at the clinic, she flees the room screaming after 'biting' off the gynecologist's fingers. As she opens the door she's displaying very visible underwear lines through her surgical gown. Given the antics displayed, she's not supposed to be wearing any underwear. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Angel Above: The Devil Below (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Punishment
Performed by Immortal Dominion
Composed by Ray Smith, Gabe Romero, Brian Villers, Ben Huntwork
Courtesy of Immortal Dominion / Hapi Skratch Records / Fist Music
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12 February 2007 | by fenderbender-1See all my reviews

When I read the caption to this movie I was not sure what to await; when I read first comments I was even more unsure. I got into the screening at the Berlin International Film Festival since a friend's friend was the cinematographer of this picture. I got to admit the movie starts a bit shaky in tone and setting, but does this always have to be such a bad thing ? Along the way it found it's own -admittedly- intriguing to mesmerizing hybrid of style between social satire, coming of age and teen splatter...yet avoiding the pitfalls that each of those genres might have had. It is a strange, maybe estranging experience to watch - but what do you expect from a such a topic of ancient horrific myth ? All in all an entertaining experience.

Very good performances not only of John Hensley but also of Jess Weixler, especially as her character tends to grasp and discover her "power" later in the film. I would'nt want to say who was better...

Also one or two just incredible, uhhh, funny scenes. Yes, it borders on the kind of humour you would expect from teen pie-comedies. But it is definitely not exploiting these moments.

Maybe not a date movie - maybe, too ;-)


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