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

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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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$33,086,700 (USA)
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Trivia

Michael J. Fox's double was Jeff Glosser, who was a college basketball player at the time. See more »

Goofs

After Scott makes his big entrance for the championship game, he is seen throwing his gym bag on the floor twice. See more »

Quotes

Coach Finstock: Look Scotty, I know what you're going through. Couple years back, a kid came to me much the same way you're coming to me now, saying the same thing that you're saying. He wanted to drop off the team. His mother was a widow, all crippled up. She was scrubbing floors. She had this pin in her hip. So he wanted to drop basketball and get a job. Now these were poor people, these were hungry people with real problems. Understand what I'm saying?
Scott Howard: What happened to the kid?
Coach Finstock: I don't know. He quit. He was...
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The end credits are shown as the crowd cheers and celebrates in slow motion. See more »

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Referenced in Rizzoli & Isles: Bite Out of Crime (2015) See more »

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Music by Miles Goodman (uncredited)
Lyrics by Douglas Brayfield (uncredited)
Performed by David Morgan
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21 June 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Teen Wolf is not a perfect film by all means, some of the editing could have flowed better, the story while having some great nice and starting off with very few problems is basic and meanders a bit towards the end and the film could have been longer(just). That said, the film apart from some lacking editing looks good, with nice scenery and lighting, while the soundtrack is superb. There may be the odd cheesy line, but overall the script is solid, and while somewhat predictable the ending is nice. The characters have a certain charm about them, and while the actors are not award-worthy perhaps they all do very likable jobs especially Michael J.Fox. All in all, not a masterpiece, but I liked it. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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