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Silver Bullet (1985)

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

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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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Storyline

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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11 October 1985 (USA)  »

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Cycle of the Werewolf  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Dino De Laurentiis was very unhappy with the werewolf used in the film. He was disappointed in both the way it looked and the way the costumed actor moved. This proved to be a bit of an insult to the actor wearing the suit as he was an accomplished modern dancer and was hired specifically for his movement skills. See more »

Goofs

The hair on the werewolf's face. Some tight shots on the eyes show nothing but hair, but other shots show the werewolf's dark skin with hair further away. See more »

Quotes

[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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Referenced in Demon Queen (1987) See more »

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The Star-Spangled Banner
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Music by John Stafford Smith
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
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BANG! This movie was no misfire
23 December 2004 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

Though based on a Stephen King novel, this movie is just as good as the book. The characters in the movie was well played, the suspense was just right, and the results were touching. Corey Haim playing the wheel-chair bound brother was just amazing. Knowing he really loves his sister was easy for him, but his sister was really the one who need to grow up. His friend who put the snake in the tree, wasn't really a bad kid, he just needed to be taught a little lesson. Just not being torn to shreds by a lycanthrope(Werewolf). The three characters Red(Gary Busey), Jane(Megan Follows), and Marty(Haim) proved themselves to be the heroes, and the love bond had strengthened everyone, including the sister. Stephen King has received a lot of credit for making this movie, and I think it wasn't too bad at all.


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