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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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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 »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Entertaining Werewolf Movie See more (120 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
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
 
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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Language:
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

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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:
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 »
Quotes:
Stella's Boyfriend:I told you, Babe, it ain't my baby - and don't you ever drag me off like that again!
Stella Randolph:Please, don't say that. You know it's your baby.
Stella's Boyfriend:Look, we had this conversation before.
Stella Randolph:You know it better than anybody.
Stella's Boyfriend:Sorry, Babe.
Stella Randolph:I have to have some help and I don't know what to do.
Stella's Boyfriend:It's your oven but it ain't my bun ya got bakin' in there, huh? See ya.
Stella Randolph:[sobbing] You have to help me.
Stella's Boyfriend:[abandoning her] Remember the good times, you know what I mean?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Washington PostSee more »

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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining Werewolf Movie, 7 July 2010
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In the spring of 1976, in the former peaceful town Tarker's Mills, the inhabitants are scared with violent murders and press Sheriff Joe Haller (Terry O'Quinn) to investigate further and find the responsible. Meanwhile, the crippled boy Marty (Corey Haim) is very happy with the new motorized wheelchair that his dear Uncle Red (Gary Busey) gave to him. During the night, Marty sneaks out to use the fireworks Red gave to him in a bridge. However he is attacked by a haired creature but Marty shots a rocket in the left eye of the attacker and escapes. Marty tells his sister Jane (Megan Follows) that he was attacked by a werewolf and convinces her to seek out who in town could have an injured eye. Jane discovers that the local Reverend Lowe (Everett McGill) is the creature but now the siblings have to convince Uncle Red to help them to disclose the truth about the reverend.

In the 80's, "Silver Bullet" was a successful werewolf film on VHS in the rentals. I might have watched this entertaining movie at least twice in those years. Today I have just seen it again and I really liked it, specially the chance to see Corey Haim two years before "Lost Boys" and Terry O'Quinn decades before "Lost". But maybe the most important is the excellent transformation of the werewolf without the use of computers. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Hora do Lobisomem" ("The Hour of the Werewolf")

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