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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Ursitti ...
Lorie Griffin ...
Mr. Thorne (as Jim MacKrell)
Jay Tarses ...
Elizabeth Gorcey ...
Melanie Manos ...
Charles Zucker ...


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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MICHAEL J. FOX is back from the future in a NEW COMEDY... See more »


Comedy | Fantasy


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Release Date:

23 August 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lobo adolescente  »

Box Office


$33,086,700 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


James Hampton, who played Scott Howard's father Harold, said at a recent Teen Wolf Convention that he was originally cast as Coach Finstock, played by actor Jay Tarses. See more »


During the big game, the coach says to a player, "That's a purple heart, kid." By watching his mouth, it's clear that he is simply chewing bubble gum, and not talking. See more »


Coach Finstock: It doesn't matter how you play the game, it's whether you win or lose. And even that doesn't make all that much difference.
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Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in Hemlock Grove: The Crucible (2013) See more »


Performed by The Beach Boys
Music by Chuck Berry (uncredited)
Lyrics by Brian Wilson (uncredited)
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I Wyatt Donnelly Consider myself as being one of the biggest Teenwolf fans in the world and if you have not seen it then shame on you it has a great cast and Michael J Fox is much better here than he is in Back to the future and Hollywood High it also contains the best soundtrack in the world with songs like win in the end and silhouette. The burman studios have done a great job making Michael look just like a teenwolf and also his dad Herald Howard if Teenwolf has taught me anything it is to respect everyone and now i am a better person i will leave with a suitable quote from the movie "It didn't miss me dad it landed right on my face" Wyatt Donnelly

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