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Writer:
Milton Moses Ginsberg (written by)
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October 1973 (USA) See more »
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A reporter who has had an affair with the daughter of the U.S. President is sent to Hungary. There he is bitten by a werewolf... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Dean Stockwell ... Jack Whittier
Katalin Kallay ... Giselle
Henry Ferrentino ... Beal
Despo Diamantidou ... Gypsy Woman (as Despo)

Thayer David ... Inspector
Nancy Andrews ... Mrs. Margie Captree

Clifton James ... Attorney General
Biff McGuire ... President
Jack Waltzer ... Appointments Secretary
Ben Yaffee ... Mr. Captree
Jane House ... Marion
Beeson Carroll ... Commander Salmon
Jacqueline Brookes ... Angela - Publisher
Barbara Spiegel ... Hippie
Thurman Scott ... Hippie
Tom Scott ... Reporter
Dennis McMullen ... Astronaut
Lenka Peterson ... Senator Joan
Randy Phillips ... Federal Agent

James Tolkan ... Dark Glasses

Michael Dunn ... Dr. Kiss
Stephen Cheng ... Chinese Foreign Minister
John Garson ... Gypsy Man
Richard Wexler ... Violinist
Mark Melendez ... Youngest Son (as Mark Mezendez)
Michael Sarossy ... Peasant
Ling-Ai Li ... Washington Hostess
Danna Hansen ... Supermarket Shopper
Jim Campagna ... Ambulance Attendant
Robert Patterson ... Ambulance Attendant
Al Schneiderman ... Window Cleaner
Richard Sorrentino ... Police Sergeant
Robert Sheridan ... Police Sergeant
Kenneth Moore ... Police Sergeant
Rusty Blitz ... Waiter
Derek Steeley ... Diner
Anita Daniels ... Diner
Edmund Dantez ... Diner (as Edmond Dante)
Phil Denman ... Diner
Jane Marla Robbins ... Reporter
Jerry Roth ... Press Aide
Glenn Kezer ... Military
Harry Stockwell ... Military
Norman Beim ... Military
Spencer Davis ... Military
Richard Marr ... Military

Terry Alexander ... Guard
John Henry Redwood ... Guard
Charles Regan ... Helicopter Pilot
Joel Levitch ... Marine
Jim Simpson ... Super Bowl Announcer (voice)
Kyle Rote ... Super Bowl Announcer (voice)

Jan Welt ... Newscaster
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Directed by
Milton Moses Ginsberg 
 
Writing credits
Milton Moses Ginsberg (written by)

Produced by
Stephen A. Miller .... associate producer (as Stephen Miller)
Nina Schulman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Arnold Freed 
 
Cinematography by
Robert M. Baldwin (director of photography) (as Bob Baldwin)
 
Film Editing by
Milton Moses Ginsberg 
 
Art Direction by
Nancy Miller-Corwin 
 
Makeup Department
Irvin Carlton .... makeup assistant (as Irving Carlton)
Chany Catala .... additional makeup artist
Chany Catala .... hair stylist
Bob O'Bradovich .... makeup creator
 
Production Management
David Appleton .... production manager (as David B. Appleton)
 
Art Department
Ken Munowitz .... credits designer
 
Sound Department
Jack Cooley .... sound mixer
Dale Whitman .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Martin Andrews .... gaffer
Bernard Breitbart .... assistant camera
Harry Peck Bolles .... grip
Nancy Schreiber .... assistant gaffer
Frost Wilkinson .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Arthur Ginsberg .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Arnold Freed .... conductor
 
Other crew
Judy March .... script supervisor
Pamela Rassiga .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Jack Ward .... special thanks (as Mr. Jack Ward)
 

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90 min | UK:85 min (DVD)
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Certification:
Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2008) | Norway:16 | Spain:12 (2010) | UK:15 | USA:PG

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Trivia:
Hosted by Elvira Mistress of the Dark on her show "Movie Macabre" on November 21st 1981.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: At about the 47 minute mark, the werewolf bursts out of the darkness at center screen to attack the Hippy Chick in the phone booth. Unfortunately, the actor, as he mounts the stairs from the left seconds before to get into position, breaks out of the light shadow enough to distract from the 'boo' effect.See more »
Quotes:
Commander Salmon:What does the Pentagon have to do with this?
Jack Whittier:[agitated] The pent-a-gram! The five-pointed STAR!
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
total political satire, 26 May 2007
Author: Lee Eisenberg (lee.eisenberg.pdx@gmail.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA

I don't know specifically whether "The Werewolf of Washington" was intended as a political satire, but it sure comes across as such. It probably helped that the movie was released around the time of Watergate (and at one point, we even get a glimpse of that very building).

The opening voice-over monologue begins with something like "How could it happen here?", before White House press secretary Jack Whittier (Dean Stockwell) explains his predicament. I believe that Upton Sinclair wrote a book called "It Can Happen Here", about the possibility of fascism coming to America. Anyway, after Jack has an affair with the president's daughter, the prez sends him to Hungary - ah, a jab at the Cold War - where he gets bitten by a wolf. When someone warns Jack about the pentagram, he thinks that the person says Pentagon (what aren't those warmongers behind?).

When he arrives back in the states, the president is angry about how the media reports negatively on the current state of affairs, especially since it makes the nation's youth protest things so much; the prez's solution: martial law! If that isn't a rip at the Nixon administration, then I don't know what is! But sure enough, Jack starts seeing the pentagram in people's palms, and...well, you know what happens once there's a full moon.

So even if it was intended as a straightforward horror flick, this certainly elicits a sense of political satire. With comments about the Black Panthers and other stuff, it's just the sort of thing that we need nowadays. I totally recommend it.

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