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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 »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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PG | See all certifications »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jerry Levine said that decades later, he's still known all over the world for playing Stiles. One time, a fan of the film recognized him at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. See more »

Goofs

On the way to the party when Stiles is surfing on top of the van, they pass the same "Jack in the Box" twice. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Dog with a Blog: Stan Gets Schooled (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

SILHOUETTE
Music by Miles Goodman (uncredited)
Lyrics by Douglas Brayfield (uncredited)
Performed by David Palmer
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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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