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Teen Wolf (1985)

An ordinary high school student discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself turning into a werewolf.

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Cast

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Susan Ursitti ...
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Lorie Griffin ...
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Mr. Thorne (as Jim MacKrell)
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Elizabeth Gorcey ...
Tina
Melanie Manos ...
Gina
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Brad
Charles Zucker ...
Malcolm
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Storyline

Meet Scott Howard, a struggling high school student with problems. He is on a lackluster basketball team with a lame duck coach, he is having problems getting noticed by the prettiest girl in his school, Pamela Wells (who already has a boyfriend who wants to ruin Scott's life named Mick McAllister). But in the middle of it all, he feels an effects of a dog whistle and he itches everywhere and even discovers that his nails are longer and sharp. When he came home from a party, he discovers his new problem. He is a half human-wolf hybrid. He tries to keep this a secret, but during a basketball game the secret comes out and it helped Scott to turn his life around, the basketball team starts to become a contender for the state championships. He became very popular, and he was discovered by Pamela, and begin to go out with each other (despite that Pamela is still going out with Mick). However, Scott's father warns him about turning into the wolf out of anger. Scott must watch his anger as ... Written by John Wiggins

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He always wanted to be special... but he never expected this! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

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PG | See all certifications »

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23 August 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lobo adolescente  »

Box Office

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$33,086,700 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Rod Daniel, when test audiences first saw Scott's dad as a werewolf "they went insane." He said the laughter was so loud "it obliterated the next minute of the film." See more »

Goofs

When Stiles says to Scott, "It's looking good out there, babe" and Scott replies "Yeah, how would you know Stiles?" You can clearly see Stiles's voice is dubbed. See more »

Quotes

Scott Howard: Hi. I'd like a keg of beer please?
Old man clerk: [looking at a newspaper] You don't say.
Scott Howard: Yeah. How much is that?
Old man clerk: You little bastards just don't give up, do you? Listen, no I.D. no goddamn beer. Can't you get that through your thick skull?
Scott Howard: [his eyes turn red and his voice changes] Give me, a keg, of beer.
[the clerk steps back in fear and go gets a keg, then Scott turns back to normal holding a thing of licorice]
Scott Howard: And these.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are shown as the crowd cheers and celebrates in slow motion. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Young Justice: Secrets (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

SURFIN' U.S.A.
Performed by The Beach Boys
Music by Chuck Berry (uncredited)
Lyrics by Brian Wilson (uncredited)
Courtesy of CAPITOL RECORDS, INC.
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One of the best of the teen comedies
7 May 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

Michael J. Fox represents the tragedy that has befallen all youth in high school: the lack of acceptance. While this looks like a comedy about someone's personal difference, its more of a telling commentary on high school and how cruel it can be. One is only accepted through athletic achievement or by who they are. Fox's character only becomes more popular because he can dunk and take over a game. Of course, the team eventually wins in the end, but only after digging deep inside. But all of the dark critiquing aside, this film is quite good because of the unusual twist on an old story. Funny and outlandish, this film has more staying power than the typical teen movie from the 1980s.


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