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Director:
Writers:
Stephen King (novel)
Stephen King (screenplay)
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Release Date:
11 October 1985 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
It started in May in a small town and every month after that whenever the moon is full... It came back. See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Once Bitten...Somewhat Smitten See more (117 total) »

Cast

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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
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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
 
Stunts
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
 
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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Runtime:
95 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
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?

Trivia:
Don Coscarelli was scheduled to direct but left over creative differences with Dino De Laurentiis.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When Jane goes into Reverend Lowe's garage, among the large pile of empty soda containers are some Diet Coke cans. Diet Coke did not exist in 1976 (the year in which the movie is set).See more »
Quotes:
Andy Fairton:Joe Haller couldn't find his own ass if somebody rammed it full of radium and gave him a Geiger counter!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Burn in Hell (????)See more »
Soundtrack:
Amazing GraceSee more »

FAQ

How many people does the werewolf kill?
Is wolfbane a real plant?
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30 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Once Bitten...Somewhat Smitten, 20 January 2002

Although there are many reasons why this film is a far cry from excellence, Silver Bullet is, at the very least, very entertaining. The film chronicles how a werewolf has been killing off various people in a small town. A young boy in a wheelchair discovers who the werewolf is, and then must prepare with his sister and crazy, dead-beat uncle to meet the wolfman when the moon is full on a Halloween evening. The film's plot really tests your suspension of disbelief, but the characters, the acting, and the direction are all done in a very likable style with a generous dose of humour. Corey Haim plays the youth very nicely, as he rides up and down the streets in a souped-up wheelchair(?). Gary Busey gives a fine performance as his uncle. The killings are fairly brutal, and the special effects are not too bad. The film is a lot of fun, and even though you will know who is the wolfman long before you should know....the film zips along with an energetic, entertaining pace.

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