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Wolfen (1981)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  24 July 1981 (USA)
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A New York cop investigates a series of brutal deaths that resemble animal attacks.

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A city cop is assigned to solve a bizarre set of violent murders where it appears that the victoms were killed by animals. In his pursuit he learns of an Indian legend about wolf spirits. Written by K. Rose <rcs@texas.net>

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Their hunting ground - New York City. Their prey - the people. See more »

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When the doctor is riding his motorbike through the tunnel and spots the wolf, he is mouthing "Help me," repeatedly, but we don't hear his voice. At the end, he says, "Oh my god," but is still mouthing, "Help me." See more »

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Rebecca Neff: South Bronx and Wall Street! What's the connection?
Dewey Wilson: They're both dead!
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THIS ONE IS REALLY A HOWL!
4 November 2003 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

This movie really wants to let out the wolf in me. Superwolves, werewolves, Indian spirits, being on forbidden grounds. That's why I enjoyed this movie. These creatures make the scum of New York look like decent citizens. Edward James Olmos playing a Indian, who does the nude dance at night, and seeing all the visions through the eyes of the wolf! The cast composed of Albert Finney and Gregory Hines really made the movie good. Especially when it's set in my home state, New York. If you like "Wolfen" you'll love "Wolf" with Jack Nicholson. Wolfen 10! Wolf 10!


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