Teeth


1h 27m 2007

Brief Synopsis

High school student Dawn works hard at suppressing her budding sexuality by being the local chastity group's most active participant. Her task is made even more difficult by her bad boy stepbrother Brad's increasingly provocative behavior at home. A stranger to her own body, innocent Dawn discovers she has a toothed vagina when she becomes the object of violence. As she struggles to comprehend her anatomical uniqueness, Dawn experiences both the pitfalls and the power of being a living example of the vagina dentata myth.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Creative Mega Playground; Dive; Entertainment Partners; Indieclear
Distribution Company
Roadside Attractions; Golden Village; Les Films Séville; Lnk; Mediafilm; Momentum Pictures Limited; Roadside Attractions; Sundream Motion Pictures Ltd. (Smp); Tfm Distribution; The Weinstein Company; The Weinstein Company
Location
Austin, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

Synopsis

High school student Dawn works hard at suppressing her budding sexuality by being the local chastity group's most active participant. Her task is made even more difficult by her bad boy stepbrother Brad's increasingly provocative behavior at home. A stranger to her own body, innocent Dawn discovers she has a toothed vagina when she becomes the object of violence. As she struggles to comprehend her anatomical uniqueness, Dawn experiences both the pitfalls and the power of being a living example of the vagina dentata myth.

Crew

Ryan Abrams

Production Assistant

Victoria Acosta

Local Casting

James Ahern

Film Lab

Cris Andrei

Production Manager

Paul Avery

Production Designer

Kerry Barden

Casting

Elena Barere

Music

Ken Beggs

Animal Trainer

Robert Black

Song

Virgil Blackwell

Music

Jennifer Blanton

Animal Trainer

David Boulton

Adr

Tim Bowman

Titles

David Briggs

Supervising Sound Editor

Thomas Bunker

Driver

Eva Burmeister

Music

Danny Camaro

Song

Anne Carr

Script Supervisor

Jesus Carrera

Construction Coordinator

Lazaro V Carrera

Production Assistant

Raul Carrera

Carpenter

Douglas Carter

Assistant Director

Josh Cary

Electrician

The Benedictine Nuns Of St Cecilia's Abbey

Song Performer

Richard E. Chapla

Unit Production Manager

Richard E. Chapla

Line Producer

Krissopher Chevannes

Adr

Don Ciana

Color Timer

Tom Cole

Art Director

Ryan Collison

Foley Recordist

Bobbi Colorado

Animal Services

Carol Compton

Researcher

Caroline Connor

Office Production Assistant

Ralph Costanza

Film Lab

Matthew Cowan

Dolly Grip

Eric Cunningham

Electrician

Thomas E 'ted' Davis

Key Grip

Francisco De La Fuente

Driver

Greg Deist

Set Production Assistant

Wes Dixon

Electrician

John Donofrio

Apprentice

Rusty Dunn

Sound Effects Editor

Paula Elins

Assistant Costume Designer

Cleta Ellington

Assistant Director

Cleta Elaine Ellington

Assistant Director

Ian Ellis

Camera Operator

Janet Falcon

Colorist

Kevin Fanning

Titles

Mark Farkas

Special Effects Supervisor

Doug Field

Prosthetic Makeup

Holt Field

Prosthetic Makeup

Ella Fitzgerald

Song Performer

Mark O. Forker

Main Title Design

Mark O. Forker

Visual Effects Supervisor

Brian Gallagher

Adr

Gilbert G Garcia

Stand-In

Mike Gillespie

Craft Service

Lawrence Glass

On-Set Dresser

Lewis Goldstein

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Lewis Goldstein

Supervising Sound Editor

Jonathan Gray

Legal Counsel

James Hall

Graphics Coordinator

Kevin Halpin

Music

Jennifer Hamilton

Stand-In

Sally Hamilton

Set Decorator

Denee Hanna

Song Performer

Diane Hardin

Makeup Artist

Diane Hardin

Hair Stylist

Wolfgang Held

Director Of Photography

Erika Henderson

Production Assistant

Jeff Hinds

On-Set Dresser

Billy Hopkins

Casting

Ben Huntwork

Song

Christopher Jackson

Production Coordinator

Sondra James

Voice Casting

Bobby Johanson

Adr

Meredith Johns

Makeup

Meredith Johns

Hair Stylist

Katie Jones

Stand-In

Barbara Jean Kearney

Film Lab

Robert Rees Kennedy

Stand-In

Laura J King

Medic

Gail Kruvand

Music

Joe Landauer

Editor

Ben Lazard

Boom Operator

Ann Leathers

Music

Jeanne Leblanc

Music

Damon Lemay

Assistant Camera

Dave Lichtenstein

Song

Dave Lichtenstein

Song Performer

Mitchell Lichtenstein

Producer

Mitchell Lichtenstein

Screenplay

Richard Locker

Music

Richard Lormand

Associate Producer

Richard Lormand

Unit Publicist

Bob Lovejoy

Film Lab

Benjamin Lowry

Sound Mixer

Leslie Lyons

Prosthetic Makeup

Kris Magyarits

Titles

Mark Manthey

Gaffer

Aaron Marshall

Apprentice Editor

Linda Martinez

Song Performer

Linda Martinez

Song

Jay F Mccuin

Assistant Property Master

Mary Beth Meadows

Set Production Assistant

Joe Mendoza

Music

Joe Mendoza

Music Editor

R Shay Miller

Painter

Robert Miller

Original Music

Robert Miller

Song Performer

Robert Miller

Song

J F Montminy

Caterer

Craig Needelman

Director Of Photography

Bob Nelson

Transportation Coordinator

Trevor D Nelson

Loader

James Nichols

Consultant

Clayton Null

Best Boy Grip

Jay Peck

Foley Artist

Joyce Pierpoline

Producer

Grace Price

Song

Robert Pyle

Film Lab

Leeann Radeka

Costume Supervisor

Van Redin

Photography

Jennifer Ricchiazzi

Casting Assistant

Gerald R Richard

Stand-In

Kent Richardson

Assistant Production Coordinator

Taylor Rierden

Production Assistant

Brandon Roberts

Best Boy Electric

Ken Rogers

Cgi Artist

Gabe Romero

Song

Beth Amy Rosenblatt

Music Supervisor

Rita Ryack

Costume Designer

Paul Salard Iii

Driver

Vincent M Scarpinato

Consultant

Paul Schnee

Casting

Jeffrey P. Schwan

Stunt Coordinator

Andrew Schwertseger

Post-Production Coordinator

Jonathan Shaffer

On-Set Dresser

Nicole Showalter

Stand-In

Dan Silverman

Film Lab

Marny Smith

Casting Assistant

Ray Smith

Song Performer

Ray Smith

Song

Suzanne Smith

Casting

Michael Sorrells

Stand-In

Carolyn Specht

Production Accountant

Jimmy Stamps

Security

Stephanie A. Steel

Key Costumer

Suzanne Stover

Art Department Coordinator

Theda Streetman

Assistant Camera

Jack Swern

Gaffer

John-michael Trojan

Visual Effects Producer

Katie Tull

Assistant Director

Wes Turner

Assistant Camera

Edward S Ufford

Song

Phil Vassil

Song

Glen Velez

Music

Brian Villers

Song

Gary L Walker

Visual Effects Supervisor

Gary L Walker

Digital Effects Artist

Heather Weisberg

Music

David Weiss

Music

Wilburn W White

Transportation Captain

Marlene Whiton

Makeup

Stefan Wilcox

Property Master

Andy Williams

Visual Effects Producer

Darren Wilsey

Song

Matt Wolford

Film Lab

Jesse Wolter

Grip

Billy Wood

Visual Effects Editor

Gigi Worth

Song

Gigi Worth

Song Performer

Thomas Young

Assistant Camera

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Creative Mega Playground; Dive; Entertainment Partners; Indieclear
Distribution Company
Roadside Attractions; Golden Village; Les Films Séville; Lnk; Mediafilm; Momentum Pictures Limited; Roadside Attractions; Sundream Motion Pictures Ltd. (Smp); Tfm Distribution; The Weinstein Company; The Weinstein Company
Location
Austin, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Co-winner of the Special Jury Prize for Acting (Jess Weixler) at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

Released in United States Winter January 18, 2008

Released in United States on Video May 6, 2008

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States January 2007

Released in United States February 2007

Released in United States October 2007

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Competition) August 31-September 9, 2007.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 8-18, 2007.

Released in United States Winter January 18, 2008

Released in United States on Video May 6, 2008

Feature directorial debut for Mitchell Lichtenstein.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Spotlight) October 17-21, 2007.

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Competition) August 31-September 9, 2007.)

The Weinstein Company and Lionsgate acquired worldwide distribution rights for $2.5 million at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Lionsgate handles domestic theatrical and home video distribution while Weinstein Co. handles foreign distribution (with a 50/50 revenue split on worldwide profits with Lionsgate).

Released in United States January 2007 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Dramatic Competition) January 18-28, 2007.)

Released in United States October 2007 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Spotlight) October 17-21, 2007.)

Released in United States February 2007 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 8-18, 2007.)