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Full Moon High (1981)

A teenager (Adam Arkin) becomes a werewolf after a family vacation in Transylvania.

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Jane
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Dad - Col. William P. Walker
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Ricky
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Flynn
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Miss Montgomery
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Reverend
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Cabbie-Busdriver
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Eddie (as Jm. Bullock)
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Deputy - Jack
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The Coach - Principal Cleveland
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Dr. Brand
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The Silversmith
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Priest
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A teenager (Adam Arkin) becomes a werewolf after a family vacation in Transylvania.

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He's today's teenage werewolf... only the rules have changed!

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Comedy | Horror | Fantasy

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9 October 1981 (USA)  »

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A Transylvanian Werewolf In America  »

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1.85 : 1
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Director Larry Cohen has said of this movie: ". . . it's more than a comedy. It has some interesting ideas about how life in America has changed sexually and politically since the early sixties. All of Arkin's friends have changed but he hasn't. And whereas he changes into a werewolf all of the time, his friends change into middle aged people while he is gone, with different values and different ideas. They change as much as he does, actually". See more »

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When the kid is visiting his fathers grave at the cemetery the head stones side changes from a rough rocky surface to a smooth sharply cut one. It changes from a real head stone to a fake one when the father's name is shown. See more »

Quotes

Dad - Col. William P. Walker: I know, son, it hasn't been easy growing up deprived of some of the things that other young boys have.
Tony: Like what, dad?
Dad - Col. William P. Walker: Well, like a mother. Didn't you notice? I mean, you do remember mom, don't you?
Tony: Oh yeah, she was the nice lady that used to come to the beach and the playground when I was real little.
Dad - Col. William P. Walker: That was the maid.
Tony: Oh. Oh I remember mom, now. I came into the room once without knocking, and you were both in bed together. You screamed at me to get out.
Dad - Col. William P. Walker: That was the maid.
Tony: Oh. What ever ...
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Meet Me in the Moonlight
by Robin Batteau, David Buskin and Janelle Webb (as Janelle Webb Cohen)
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I could've sworn I'd seen every bad, goofy comedy made....
31 October 2000 | by (Farmington Hills, Michigan) – See all my reviews

But this morning it was on cable and I was amazed how something this silly got past me. Sure, if you watch it, don't expect any academy award nods... I think the makers of this film were looking to follow in the footsteps of airplane and other goofball flicks. Every paradox for every situation was used in this. And that's not bad... Every once in a while we need these no brainers to make us watch like zombies, just so we can say "Man this movie is so stupid, I can't wait to see what happens next". Remember, the 80's killed at flooding us with bad movies that we've seen 30 times (even if we don't admit it publicly).


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