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Writer:
Milton Moses Ginsberg (written by)
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Release Date:
October 1973 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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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The Results are in...Appallingly Bad & Fun See more (26 total) »

Cast

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

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Runtime:
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:
President:Jack, would you please quit scratching the palms of your hands? It's just not manly.See more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
The Results are in...Appallingly Bad & Fun, 22 March 2008

Dean Stockwell plays a White House Press secretary on assignment in Hungary when he finds himself bitten by a wolfman(werewolf - whichever you prefer)and then is asked to leave quite quickly with no investigation from the Hungarian police for the crime of murder that Stockwell claims to have performed on his assailant. Whew! Anyway, Stockwell returns to Washington and soon sees those nasty little signs that something is going horribly wrong. You know those signs - heavy hair growing on your hands, seeing a five-sided star on the hands of women with whom he will soon have a killer relationship with, and not remembering large chunks of evenings when the moon is full. The story for this film is surprisingly faithful to that of the original The Wolfman in terms of story but lacks that film's sophistication and budget. This is a cheaply-made film, a poorly directed film, an incredibly drearily written film, and, finally, acted with no real sense of purpose. The final product, though for sure going for some intended laughs at times, ends of being rather funny in spite of its ineptitude. There are some stand out scenes for this perverse pleasure of watching a cinematic car wreck. How about the phone booth scene - a real hoot and oh so terrifying! Watching the president of the United States in a cheap looking bowling alley or in a bathroom with a page or something. In fact any scenes with Biff McGuire as the president are gold. He appears so incompetent and yet conveys some realism to that role in a certain way - scary. Dean Stockwell can get worked up real good too in his scenes and the transformation scenes, when we finally get to see them, are bad. Bad. Bad. And what about the lilliputian Michael Dunn as Dr. Kiss? What was all that about? Just bizarre and ludicrous. The Werewolf of Washington is a bad picture on so many levels but is also highly enjoyable if you are a fan of le bad cinema - as I am - especially of the best decade for le bad cinema - the 1970s. You couldn't make this stuff up if you sat down right now and tried. Believe me. To even further enhance your viewing pleasure, check out the version with bosomy seductress Elvira chiming in periodically. She can be quite clever and amusing and always abreast of what is going on in the film.

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