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Teen Wolf (1985)

An ordinary high school student discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself turning into a werewolf.

Director:

Rod Daniel

Writers:

Jeph Loeb (as Joseph Loeb III), Matthew Weisman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Fox ... Scott Howard
James Hampton ... Harold Howard
Susan Ursitti ... Boof
Jerry Levine ... Stiles
Matt Adler ... Lewis
Lorie Griffin ... Pamela
James MacKrell James MacKrell ... Mr. Thorne (as Jim MacKrell)
Mark Arnold ... Mick
Jay Tarses ... Coach Finstock
Mark Holton ... Chubby
Scott Paulin ... Kirk Lolley
Elizabeth Gorcey Elizabeth Gorcey ... Tina
Melanie Manos Melanie Manos ... Gina
Doug Savant ... Brad
Charles Zucker Charles Zucker ... Malcolm
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Storyline

Meet Scott Howard, a struggling high school student with problems. He is on a lackluster basketball team with a lame duck coach, he is having problems getting noticed by the prettiest girl in his school, Pamela Wells (who already has a boyfriend who wants to ruin Scott's life named Mick McAllister). But in the middle of it all, he feels an effects of a dog whistle and he itches everywhere and even discovers that his nails are longer and sharp. When he came home from a party, he discovers his new problem. He is a half human-wolf hybrid. He tries to keep this a secret, but during a basketball game the secret comes out and it helped Scott to turn his life around, the basketball team starts to become a contender for the state championships. He became very popular, and he was discovered by Pamela, and begin to go out with each other (despite that Pamela is still going out with Mick). However, Scott's father warns him about turning into the wolf out of anger. Scott must watch his anger as ... Written by John Wiggins

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He always wanted to be special... but he never expected this! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Teen Wolf See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,120,348, 25 August 1985

Gross USA:

$33,086,611

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,086,611
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Wolfkill Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film has a very similar premise to I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957). See more »

Goofs

When Stiles says to Scott, "It's looking good out there, babe" and Scott replies "Yeah, how would you know Stiles?" You can clearly see Stiles's voice is dubbed. See more »

Quotes

Vice Principal Thorne: You may think that you are special here... but let me remind you that I am still the vice principal.
Scott Howard: [In full werewolf mode and wearing sunglasses] Hey, I'm no different than anyone else.
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Crazy Credits

There is a line in the credits that says: Welcome Makenna Goodman.

Makenna is the daughter of Miles Goodman, who composed music for the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

The television version takes out two scenes and adds three scenes. See more »

Connections

References The Great Santini (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

SILHOUETTE
Music by Miles Goodman (uncredited)
Lyrics by Douglas Brayfield (uncredited)
Performed by David Palmer
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User Reviews

 
I love this movie
18 April 2003 | by RNMortonSee all my reviews

I appreciate certain actors differently as time goes by. For me Michael J Fox has been on the upswing while others, like Steve Martin, are headed in the other direction. There's nothing particularly unique about any of the elements of this movie except maybe the combination of all of them. Fox finds he can transform into a werewolf with superhuman powers - his "problem" makes him the most popular guy in high school and creates a winning basketball team. Forget that the wolf playing Fox on the court must be twice his size and four times the athlete, this movie is just a lot of fun to watch, helped considerably by Hampton as the understanding dad and Ursitti as the under-appreciated girl friend. Very rewatchable.


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