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The Werewolf of Washington -- Dean Stockwell, Biff McGuire, Jane House, Clifton James.  The President's press secretary is bitten by a werewolf in Hungary...


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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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  (in credits order)

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 (as Thurmon Scott)
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 (as Li Ling Ai)
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

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
Jack Ward .... special thanks (as Mr. Jack Ward)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
90 min | UK:85 min (DVD)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2008) | Norway:16 | Spain:12 (2010) | UK:15 | USA:PG

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Hosted by Elvira Mistress of the Dark on her show "Movie Macabre" on November 21st 1981.See more »
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 »
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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21 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Weird, 24 April 2004
Author: Gafke from United States

This is a sometimes slow-moving, sometimes cheap-looking but always a what- the-HELL-am-I-watching?! kind of a film. Dean Stockwell, who seems to have walked onto the set of "The Wolfman" at films beginning, gets a silver headed walking stick, encounters some weird gypsy types and becomes cursed with lycanthropy. Part werewolf film, part Watergate satire, Stockwell looks pretty cool with his full wolf make-up on and shows a talent for physical comedy as well. The scene where he gets his hand stuck in a bowling ball, whilst the clueless President fails to notice, is hysterical. This really isn't meant to be a thrilling chiller, but the scene with a girl trapped by the werewolf inside of an overturned phone booth is rather tense and well done. Yes, it's cheap, the acting isn't that great (outside of Stockwell's performance) the sets are lousy and everything screams 70S!!! in all of its tacky hideousness (the flowered wallpaper in the heroine's bedroom is by far the scariest thing about this film) but it's not a total loss. Its a sharp, clever and sometimes very black comedy with some nice make-up effects. It's worth seeing for Stockwell's manic performance alone.

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