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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:
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


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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 »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


While Dawn is riding her bike to the gynecologist, a fast food sign advertises, "Try our tasty new 99¢ Jr. Banana Split today." See more »


When Ryan is pouring Dawn a glass of champagne, the foam appears to be filling half the glass. When he hands her the glass, it has instantly dissipated. When he pours his own glass, it takes much longer for the foam to dissipate. 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 »


References Gunned Down (2006) See more »


You Did (Bomp Shooby Dooby Bomp)
Performed by Chuck Prophet
Composed by Chuck Prophet (as Charles Prophet)
Courtesy of New West Records, LLC
By Arrangement with Bug Music, Kingsblood Music
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User Reviews

more comedy than horror
11 April 2012 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

I thought to see a gory flick, really, being distributed by Dimension Extreme should deliver the real stuff. sadly it wasn't as gory as i thought it wasn't even scary. For me it was just a comedy with a few nasty shots.

The first 30 minutes it was all about purity and being a virgin but Dawn (Jess Weixler) knew from childhood that she had a special vagina. One with teeth, the furious Vagina Dentata. Of course she hides herself with telling about being pure and never having sex but as a grown up she falls for a guy which turns wrong when he forces her to have sex.

When the Vagina Dentata attacks the shots do shown some bloody results but I an understand that it would be difficult to show intimacy with a flick for teens, it would be X rated or R rated. But still for a horror it doesn't have anything to shown. There's no frontal nudity although Dawn do walks nude sometimes.

You could easily see that Mitchell Lichtenstein, the director, isn't into horror. I admit, some shots aren't for the squeamish when the vagina has bitten but there's more comedy in the result, for example the dog eating his owners dick.

I would recommend it to see it with some friends who like to see a big joke. The acting was rather good and saved the flick. One to see and hope you never come across dawn.

Gore 1/5 Nudity 0,5/5 Effects 3/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 2/5

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Release Date:

3 April 2008 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

Teeth See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,521, 20 January 2008

Gross USA:


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Company Credits

Production Co:

Pierpoline Films, Teeth See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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