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

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Comedy | Fantasy

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$33,086,700 (USA)
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Trivia

The dancing was choreographed by Janet Roston, who later directed the Los Angeles Rock Opera Co. Michael J. Fox had a dance double for some of these scenes. Rod Daniel joked that Fox was a terrible dancer. See more »

Goofs

When Scott and Boof are walking to school talking about the upcoming dance, the book bag that Scott is holding changes hands. See more »

Quotes

Scott Howard: Listen, Stiles. Do you know anything about a rash that's going around?
Stiles: Why, you looking to catch something?
Scott Howard: No, I'm serious.
Stiles: No... but I heard Mr. Murphy, you know, the shop teacher?
Scott Howard: Yeah?
Stiles: Got his dick caught in a vacuum cleaner.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in Movie Nights: American Ninja 5 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

BIG BAD WOLF
Music by Miles Goodman (uncredited)
Lyrics by Douglas Brayfield (uncredited)
Performed by Bunny and the Wolf Sisters
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Fox makes this movie
11 August 2005 | by (ireland) – See all my reviews

I first saw Teen Wolf when it came out in 1985 / 86 and thoroughly enjoyed it. If I can remember correctly it flowed on from the phenomenal success of Back to the Future and Fox's star was shining bright at that time. Nonetheless - for a cheap, budget flick of questionable storyline - this film actually comes across well.

I recently bought the DVD (with Teen Wolf Too on it also) to see if my rose coloured memories stood the test of time. They did. The first hour of Teen Wolf (if you ignore some basic editing mistakes and clumsy cutting) is superb. The story deteriorates a tad from the school dance to it's inevitable ending - but it is still good enough for its time.

Fox is brilliant in this - funny, natural and a star in the making. The beach boys music is good too. And my boyhood crush on Boof hasn't abated one little bit through the years.

My two sons picked up the DVD about a week ago and loved it just as much as I did (even though they are only half the age of when I saw it

  • kids are just more advanced these days). They already know scenes off


by heart.

Nice, feel-good film - 7/10.


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