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Teen Wolf (1985)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy  |  23 August 1985 (USA)
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A struggling high school student with problems 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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Comedy | Fantasy

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23 August 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lobo adolescente  »

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$33,086,700 (USA)
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Trivia

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Greg White officially changed his name to Stylez G. White on December 15, 2008. The inspiration for the name change came from Jerry Levine's character, Stiles, in Teen Wolf. See more »

Goofs

Scott's locker while talking to Boof. See more »

Quotes

Coach Finstock: There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body. Now you stick to that, and everything else is cream cheese.
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BIG BAD WOLF
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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