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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:
Few yards shy of being a favorite See more (121 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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 »
Sound Mix:
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:
Anachronisms: After Marty returns from shooting the werewolf in the eye and huddles against his bedroom wall, you can partially see a Reggie Jackson California Angels poster next to him. The film takes place in 1976, yet Jackson didn't join the Angels until 1982.See more »
Quotes:
Uncle Red:[trying to explain having a silver bullet made] My nephew has just discovered the Lone Ranger.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Burn in Hell (????)See more »
Soundtrack:
Amazing GraceSee more »

FAQ

Is 'Silver Bullet' based on a book?
Any recommendations for other werewolf movies?
Is wolfbane a real plant?
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Few yards shy of being a favorite, 4 April 2009
Author: Bjorn (ODDBear) from Iceland

Werewolfs and Stephen King; sounds like a combination that can't miss! While "Silver Bullet" does have it's moments it's still a few yards shy of being a bona-fide genre favorite.

The opening is magnificent; here's where the film's narration actually works. A grotesque opening sequence sets the tone perfectly and we're into one of those typical Stephen King small towns where great horror lies just beneath the picture pretty surface of the idyllic small town.

Well, everybody knows the story here; a werewolf is terrorizing the town.

While Corey Haim was a likable performer in his younger years, the decision to rest the film on the shoulders of two kids does diminish the film's scary potential. The set-pieces here are pretty good though, with that scene on the bridge with Haim lighting fireworks on the bridge; I remember that scene from when I was a kid.

"Silver Bullet", while displaying striking individual scenes gets somewhat bogged down when focusing on the kids here, giving them silly dialogue and rather campy scenes. Plus that narration gets very corny and irritating after the initial scene.

Gary Busey, always a likable actor, gives a one-note performance here as Haim's well meaning, but rather child-like alcoholic, uncle. That said, quality actors on board here with Everett McGill stealing the show as the town priest.

But all in all, "Silver Bullet" is a classic in the werewolf genre. I still prefer, say "The Howling" to this one, but I remembered it scared me silly when I was a kid and that fog bound search midway through is still atmospheric and somewhat scary. It's a no-brainer for horror buffs.

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