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Silver Bullet (1985)

R | | Horror | 11 October 1985 (USA)
A werewolf terrorizes a small city where lives the paralytic Marty Coslaw, his uncle, and his sister, the story's narrator.

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Robin Groves ...
Nan Coslaw
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Bob Coslaw
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Brady Kincaid
Kent Broadhurst ...
Herb Kincaid
Heather Simmons ...
Tammy Sturmfuller
James A. Baffico ...
Milt Sturmfuller
Rebecca Fleming ...
Mrs. Sturmfuller
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Owen Knopfler
William Newman ...
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The small town of Tarker's Mills was a place that was very peaceful, where nothing extraordinary ever happened until one night when murders began. The townspeople believe it's some maniacal killer on the loose whom they intend to hunt down. Marty, a young handicapped boy, believes the killer is no man at all, but a werewolf. After a run-in with the werewolf, Marty and his sister Jane hunt all over town for the man who is the werewolf. Written by <webmistress@shiversofhorror.com>

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Part human. Part wolf. Total terror. See more »

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Cycle of the Werewolf  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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At a personal appearance in North Hollywood, California, in the fall of 1999, Gary Busey discussed his experiences in making this film- including doing all his own stunts. In the film's ending, where he is thrown around the room, Busey said this was achieved by having him (off camera) run and jump on to an air-compressed catapult which would then launch him through the air and into various pieces of breakaway furniture. He sustained an actual injury in the part where he lands into the mirror due to the artificial glass. This is evidenced in the film where a piece is seen embedded into his arm (which bleeds) as he falls to the ground. He went on to say that his reaction of the werewolf breaking through the wall was genuine as there was no rehearsal of that scene and it was completed in a single take. See more »

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A shopkeeper places a sign in his window announcing the availability of Remington shotguns in "single action" and "double action." Shotguns may be either single or double barrel, but they are never described as single or double action. Only revolvers and certain auto pistols are described in this way. See more »

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[first lines]
Older Jane: [Older Jane narrating] The last full moon of that Spring came a little more than a month before school let out for Summer vacation. Our town's long nightmare began that night.
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Amazing Grace
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Written by John Newton
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Great werewolf movie.
18 March 2006 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Wheelchair-bound teenager Cory Haim,his sister and his alcoholic uncle(Gary Busey)uncover a werewolf who has terrorized a small New England town of Tarker Mills for years.One night a drunken railroad engineer looses his head and the town think he just fell asleep on the tracks,until more murders begin to happen,each one more gruesome than the next.Soon the townsfolk believe its some maniac killer on the loose and intend to hunt the man down.Marty Coslaw,a young wheelchair bound boy,believes that the killer is no man at all,but a werewolf..."Silver Bullet" is an adaptation of Stephen King's short story.The film itself is quite enjoyable and has a special place in my heart,mainly because I saw it for the first time when I was a kid.The story is gripping and surprisingly atmospheric and there are some gory deaths.The acting is fine and the action is never dull.Overall,if you haven't seen this one yet give it a try.Fans of werewolf horror movies won't be disappointed. 8 out of 10.


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