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Silver Bullet -- Something is killing off townsfolk in Tarker's Mills. Something mysterious. Something ingenious. Something remotely human. But the only person in town with courage to stop this lurking menace is a 13-year-old boy, confined to a wheelchair since birth.


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Release Date:
11 October 1985 (USA) See more »
It started in May in a small town and every month after that whenever the moon is full... It came back. See more »
A werewolf terrorizes a small city where lives Marty Coslaw, - a paralytic boy - his uncle and his sister - the narrator of the story. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Gary Busey ... Uncle Red

Everett McGill ... Reverend Lowe

Corey Haim ... Marty Coslaw

Megan Follows ... Jane Coslaw
Robin Groves ... Nan Coslaw

Leon Russom ... Bob Coslaw

Terry O'Quinn ... Sheriff Joe Haller

Bill Smitrovich ... Andy Fairton

Joe Wright ... Brady Kincaid
Kent Broadhurst ... Herb Kincaid
Heather Simmons ... Tammy Sturmfuller
James A. Baffico ... Milt Sturmfuller
Rebecca Fleming ... Mrs. Sturmfuller

Lawrence Tierney ... Owen Knopfler
William Newman ... Virgil Cuts
Sam Stoneburner ... Mayor O'Banion
Lonnie Moore ... Billy McLaren
Rick Pasotto ... Aspinall
Cassidy Eckert ... Girl
Wendy Walker ... Stella Randolph
Michael Lague ... Stella's Boyfriend
Myra Mailloux ... Stella's Mother
William Brown ... Bobby Robertson
Herb Harton ... Elmer Zinneman
David Hart ... Pete Sylvester
Graham Smith ... Porter Zinneman

Paul Butler ... Edgar Rounds
Crystal Field ... Maggie Andrews
Julius LeFlore ... Smokey
Roxanne Aalam ... Uncle Red's Girl
Pearl Jones ... Mrs. Thayer
Ish Jones Jr. ... Mr. Thayer
Steven White ... Outfielder
Conrad McLaren ... Mac

Tovah Feldshuh ... Older Jane (voice)

James Gammon ... Arnie Westrum
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Laura Warner ... Towns Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Daniel Attias 
Writing credits
Stephen King (novella "Cycle of the Werewolf")

Stephen King (screenplay)

Produced by
Dino De Laurentiis .... producer
Martha De Laurentiis .... producer (as Martha Schumacher)
John M. Eckert .... associate producer
Original Music by
Jay Chattaway 
Cinematography by
Armando Nannuzzi 
Film Editing by
Daniel Loewenthal 
Casting by
Jeremy Ritzer 
Production Design by
Giorgio Postiglione 
Costume Design by
Clifford Capone 
Makeup Department
Barbara Page .... key makeup artist
Jeff Goodwin .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
John M. Eckert .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John T. Kretchmer .... assistant director
Bruce Moriarty .... second assistant director
Art Department
Keith Darwin .... scenic
Carlo Postiglione .... props
Jeffrey Schlatter .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Bryce Goodman .... sound mixer
Dan Lieberstein .... supervising sound editor
Donald C. Rogers .... technical director of sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jeff Jarvis .... special effects coordinator
Michael McCracken .... special effects makeup supervisor
Michael Shawn McCracken .... special effects makeup artist (as Michael McCracken Jr.)
Matthew W. Mungle .... special effects makeup artist
Francesco Paolocci .... werewolf suit creator
Gaetano Paolocci .... werewolf suit creator
Carlo Rambaldi .... werewolf suit creator
Jill Rockow .... special effects makeup artist
Michael Stein .... special effects makeup artist
Visual Effects by
Rick Baker .... visual effects
Rob Bottin .... visual effects
Joseph P. Mercurio .... visual effects
Phil Adams .... stunts
Chrystal Ashley .... stunts
Christine Anne Baur .... stunts (as Christine Baur)
Erik Cord .... stunts (as Eric Cord)
Julius LeFlore .... stunt coordinator (as Julius Le Flore)
Sandra Long .... stunts
Pat Romano .... stunt double
Pat Romano .... stunts (as Patrick Romano)
Marvin Smith .... stunts
Packy Smith .... stunts
Dianne L. Wilson .... stunts (as Diane Wilson)
Julius LeFlore .... werewolf stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Holly Bower .... still photographer
David W. Strong .... rigging electrician
Casting Department
Craig Fincannon .... additional casting
Mark Fincannon .... additional casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jayme Bednarczyk .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Tommy Dorsett .... apprentice editor
Brent Eldridge .... digital color correction
Vanessa Procopio .... first assistant editor
Music Department
David Michael Frank .... music performer: electronic music (as David Frank)
Barb Luby .... orchestrator
Shelly Palmer .... music sampling (as Shelton Leigh Palmer)
Jack K. Tillar .... music editor
Transportation Department
Laura Warner .... production driver
Other crew
Larry D. Jones .... location assistant
Harold Mauck .... werewolf suit crew

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Stephen King's Silver Bullet" - USA (complete title)
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95 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Finland:K-18 | France:-12 | Germany:16 (re-rating) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:(Banned) (1987-2003) (cinema release) | Norway:18 (video premiere) (1987) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG (cut) | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:15 (DVD rating) (2008) | USA:R | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

Filming began in October 1984 and finished slightly before Christmas of the same year.See more »
Factual errors: 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 »
Uncle Red:[after Jane and Marty tell him about the werewolf] I'm a little too old to be playing "Hardy Boys meet Reverend Werewolf"!See more »
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10 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Great werewolf movie., 18 March 2006
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

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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