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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Release Date:

23 August 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lobo adolescente  »

Box Office


$33,086,700 (USA)

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Did You Know?


Jerry Levine said the scene with all the shaving cream on the floor made it feel like he was ice skating. See more »


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 »


[Rehearsing for the school play]
Scott Howard: Sergeant, burn the fields and when you're done with that, burn the house.
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The end credits are shown as the crowd cheers and celebrates in slow motion. See more »


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Music by Miles Goodman (uncredited)
Lyrics by Douglas Brayfield (uncredited)
Performed by James House
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User Reviews

This movie is awesome!!
12 January 2001 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

How anyone could not like this film is beyond me! It has everything from really hot babes ,great comedy, a wicked and inspiring ending and ofcourse Michael J. Fox.

This movie also has a brilliant soundtrack including Mark Safan's "Win in the End". The cost of the rental is worth it for this song alone.

This movie is a must see for teens and adults alike. Anyone who likes seeing the good guys triumph and has a soft spot for regular joes getting the girl and achieving greatness will appreciate this.

You'll laugh, You'll cheer, You'll Howl!!!!!

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