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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

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Dawn
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Brad
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Dr. Godfrey
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Tobey
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Bill
Vivienne Benesch ...
Kim
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Ryan
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Gwen (as Julia Garro)
Nicole Swahn ...
Melanie
Adam Wagner ...
Phil
Hunter Ulvog ...
Little Brad
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Little Dawn
Trent Moore ...
Mr. Vincent
Mike Yager ...
Elliot
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Soda Spritzer
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Taunting Boy
Kasey Kitzmiller ...
Taunting Girl
Taylor Sheppard ...
Sex Ed Teacher
Denia Ridley ...
Biology Teacher
Kiri Weatherby ...
Curious Student
Michael Swanner ...
Police Detective
Tom Byrne ...
Surgeon
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O.R. Nurse
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Coroner (as Frank Curcio)
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Admitting Nurse
Doyle Carter ...
Old Man
Aspen ...
Mother, the Dog
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Max Alpar ...
Boy Dancing (uncredited)
Ricky Cavazos ...
High School Student (uncredited)
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High School Student (uncredited)
Leslie Dawn Forsyth ...
Nurse (uncredited)
Eric Hack ...
Student (uncredited)
John D. Montoya ...
High School Student (uncredited)
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Student in Hallway (uncredited)
Trevor Stevenson ...
Paramedic (uncredited)
Jordan Strassner ...
Purity Ring Wearer (uncredited)
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Coach in locker room (uncredited)
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O.R. Nurse #2 (uncredited)
Steve Uzzell ...
Doc (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mitchell Lichtenstein

Written by

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Mitchell Lichtenstein ... (written by)

Produced by

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Richard E. Chapla Jr. ... line producer (as Rich Chapla)
Mitchell Lichtenstein ... producer
Richard Lormand ... associate producer
Joyce Pierpoline ... producer

Music by

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Robert Miller

Cinematography by

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Wolfgang Held ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Joe Landauer

Editorial Department

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James Ahern ... film recordist
Don Ciana ... color timer
Ralph Costanza ... print manager
Janet Falcon ... digital film colorist
Mark Farkas ... conforming supervisor
Barbara Jean Kearney ... film recordist coordinator
Robert Lovejoy ... senior datacine operator
Aaron Marshall ... apprentice editor
Alyson Peters ... post-production coordinator
Robert Pyle ... digital intermediate engineer
Chris Rauch ... digital intermediate dubbing and engineering
Andrew W. Schwertfeger ... post-production coordinator (as Andrew Schwertfeger)
Daniel Silverman ... film recordist
John-Michael Trojan ... digital intermediate producer
Andy Williams ... digital intermediate producer
Matt Wolford ... datacine operator
Billy Wood ... conforming film editor
Andrew Young ... digital intermediate dubbing and engineering
David Diperstein ... post-production assistant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Kerry Barden
Suzanne Crowley
Billy Hopkins
Paul Schnee

Production Design by

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Paul Avery

Art Direction by

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Tom Cole

Set Decoration by

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Sally Nicolaou Hamilton ... (as Sally Hamilton)

Costume Design by

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Rita Ryack

Makeup Department

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Doug Field ... prosthetic effects supervisor
Holt Field ... prosthetic effects assistant
Meredith Johns ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Leslie Lyons ... prosthetic effects assistant
Marlene D. Whiton ... hair department head / makeup department head
Samantha Inoue Harte ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Richard E. Chapla Jr. ... unit production manager (as Rich Chapla)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Doug Carter ... second second assistant director (as Douglas Carter)
Cleta Elaine Ellington ... key second second assistant director
Kathleen Tull ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Jesus Carrera ... construction coordinator
Lazario V. Carrera ... construction production assistant (as Lazaro V. Carrera)
Raul V. Carrera ... carpenter (as Raul Carrera)
Lawrence Glass ... on-set dresser
James R. Hall ... graphics designer (as James Hall)
Jeff Hinds ... set dresser
Jay F. McCuin ... first property assistant
Shay Miller ... scenic painter (as R. Shay Miller)
Jonathan Shaffer ... set dresser
Suzanne Stover ... art department coordinator
Stefan Wilcox ... property master
Jorge Paris ... additional graphics (uncredited)

Sound Department

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David Boulton ... adr engineer
David Briggs ... supervising sound editor
Krissopher Chevannes ... adr recordist (as Kris Chevannes)
Ryan Collison ... foley recordist
Rusty Dunn ... sound effects editor
Brian Gallagher ... adr recordist
Lewis Goldstein ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Robert Johansson ... adr engineer (as Bobby Johansson)
Ben Lazard ... boom operator
Benjamin Lowry ... sound mixer (as Ben Lowry)
James Nichols ... dolby sound consultant
Jay Peck ... foley artist
Gopal Bidari ... additional boom operator (uncredited)
Rusty Dunn ... sound designer (uncredited)
Markus Glunz ... adr recordist (uncredited)
Michael Miller ... adr mixer (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Cris Andrei ... visual effects production manager
Mark O. Forker ... visual effects supervisor: DIVE (as Marko Forker)
Craig Needelman ... visual effects director of photography
Ken Rogers ... cgi artist: TexFX
Jack Swern ... visual effects gaffer
Gary Walker ... digital compositor: TexFX / visual effects supervisor: TexFX
Nik Rogers ... visual effects artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Jeff Schwan ... stunt coordinator (as Jeffrey Schwan)
Nicole Showalter ... stunt double

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ryan Abrams ... camera production assistant
Josh Cary ... electrician
Matt Cowan ... dolly grip
Eric Cunningham ... electrician
Theda Cunningham ... first assistant camera (as Theda Streetman)
Ted Davis ... key grip
Anthony Duran ... photographer / still photographer
Ian Ellis ... camera operator
Claudio Gallicchio ... electrician
Damon Lemay ... additional assistant camera
Mark Manthey ... gaffer
Trevor Doyle Nelson ... loader (as Trevor D. Nelson)
Clayton Null ... best boy grip
Van Redin ... still photographer
Brandon Roberts ... best boy electric
Wes Turner ... second assistant camera
Jesse Wolter ... grip
Thomas Young ... second assistant camera (as Thomas Young III)
Patrick B. Coate ... additional second assistant camera (uncredited)
Wes Dixon ... electrician (uncredited)
Jess Haas ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Edward A. Navarro ... grip (uncredited)
Eric Pickett ... additional rigging electric (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Kevin Fanning ... animator: main title

Casting Department

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Victoria Acosta ... extras casting: Texas
Sondra James ... adr voice casting
Jennifer Ricchiazzi ... casting assistant: New York
Marny Smith ... casting assistant: New York
Amy Soto ... casting assistant: extras (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Paula Elins ... assistant costume designer (as Paula M. Elins)
Erika Henderson ... costume production assistant
Leeann Radeka ... costume supervisor (as LeeAnn Radeka)
Taylor Rierden ... costume production assistant
Stephanie A. Steel ... key costumer

Location Management

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Dustin Daniels ... additional location manager

Music Department

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Elena Barere ... concert master / musician: violin
Virgil Blackwell ... musician: bass clarinet
Eva Burmeister ... musician: violin
David Chan ... musician: violin
Desiree Elsevier ... musician: viola
Katherine Fong ... musician: violin
Toni Glickman ... musician: violin
Kevin Halpin ... score mixer / score recordist
Tony Kadleck ... musician: trumpet
David Krauss ... musician: trumpet
Gail Kruvand ... musician: bass
Ann Leathers ... musician: violin
Jeanne LeBlanc ... musician: cello
Vincent Lionti ... musician: viola
Katherine Livolsi ... musician: violin
Richard Locker ... musician: cello
Joe Mendoza ... music editor / music mixer / music recordist
Robert Miller ... conductor / musician: piano, assorted synths / orchestrator
Beth Rosenblatt ... music supervisor (as Beth Amy Rosenblatt)
David Taylor ... musician: bass trombone
Glen Velez ... musician: assorted frame drums
Heather Weisberg ... musician: choral voices
David Weiss ... musician: bass pan flutes
Michael P. Benoit ... copyist (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Thomas Bunker ... driver
Francisco De La Fuente ... driver
Bobby Nelson ... transportation coordinator (as Bob Nelson)
Paul Salard III ... driver
Wilburn White ... transportation captain (as Wilburn W. White)

Other crew

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Paul Beach ... set medic
Ken Beggs ... head animal trainer: The Wild Bunch
Jennifer Blanton ... animal trainer: The Wild Bunch
Tim Bowman ... title designer: end titles
Anne Carr ... script revisions / script supervisor (as Annie Carr)
Mary Beth Chambers ... key set production assistant (as Mary Beth Meadows)
Bobbi Colorado ... animal coordinator: The Wild Bunch
Carol A. Compton ... researcher (as Carol Compton)
Caroline Connor ... office production assistant
Greg Deist ... set production assistant
John Donofrio ... set intern
Mark O. Forker ... title designer (as Marko Forker)
Gilbert Garcia ... stand-in
Mike Gillespie ... key craft service
Jonathan Gray ... production legal: Gray Krauss
James Hall ... electronic press kit
Jennifer Hamilton ... stand-in
Eddie Jack ... travel agent: Cassis Travel
Chris M. Jackson ... production coordinator (as Chris Jackson)
Katie Jones ... stand-in
Robert Rees Kennedy ... stand-in
Laura King ... set medic
Richard Lormand ... unit publicist
Kris Magyarits ... title designer: main titles
Jean-François Montminy ... caterer (as J.F. Montminy)
Mason Rader ... website designer
Gerald R. Richard ... stand-in
Kent Richardson ... assistant production coordinator
Vincent M. Scarpinato ... medical consultant
Nicole Showalter ... stand-in
Michael Sorrells ... stand-in
Carolyn Specht ... production accountant
Jimmy Stamps ... security
Jenni Wieland ... production accountant
Adam Alfter ... catering chef (uncredited)
Kate Dalton ... adr loop artist (uncredited)
Ryon Lane ... business affairs: lionsgate (uncredited)
Brian Lee ... production assistant (uncredited)
Larry Soileau ... production assistant (uncredited)
Bill Timoney ... adr voice group (uncredited)

Thanks

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Jonathan Bell ... thanks
Michael A. De Leon ... acknowledgment: photographs provided by
André Des Rochers ... thanks
Maria Machado ... special thanks
Sarah Oh ... special thanks
Chuck Prophet ... special thanks
Bill Sage ... special thanks
Vincent Sanchez ... special thanks
Hilary Stabb ... thanks

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Every rose has its thorns. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Teeth - Wer zuletzt beißt, beißt am besten (Germany)
  • Vagina dentata (Spain)
  • Vaginalni zobje (Slovenia)
  • Зубы (Russia)
  • Vagina Dentada (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 94 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $36,530, 20 Jan 2008

Did You Know?

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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 Dawn O'Keefe has brown eyes as a child in the first scene, but has blue eyes in the rest of the movie. However, 10 - 15% of Caucasian people experience some eye color change. It is not unlikely for a child's eye color to change from brown to blue. See more »
Movie Connections Features The Black Scorpion (1957). See more »
Soundtracks You Did (Bomp Shooby Dooby Bomp) See more »
Crazy Credits No man was harmed in the making of this film. See more »
Quotes Tobey: I haven't even jerked off since Easter.
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