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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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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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23 August 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lobo adolescente  »

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$33,086,700 (USA)
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Trivia

The picture was released during an early-mid 1980s cycle of werewolf movies. These included Wolfen (1981), The Howling (1981), Teen Wolf (1985), Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985), Full Moon High (1981), Teen Wolf Too (1987), The Company of Wolves (1984), The Marsupials: The Howling III (1987), and An American Werewolf in London (1981). See more »

Goofs

The day after Scott learns he is a wolf, Lorie notices that "something is different about him". Scott closes his locker, but when Boof talks to him a few seconds later, the locker is open again. See more »

Quotes

Stiles: [during party games] OK, Chubby. What you've got to do is eat this entire bowl of jello.
[Chubby makes a face as if to say "No problem"]
Rhonda: What do I have to do?
Stiles: Hold the jello!
[he tips the bowl of jello down her top]
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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 Tosh.0: Prom Girl (2010) See more »

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FLESH ON FIRE
Performed by James House
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Corny 80's gold
28 January 2004 | by (Northridge, California) – See all my reviews

There are a lot of people who are going on about how much Teen Wolf sucks. I disagree because Teen Wolf has a special kind of suck going for it. Not so bad it's good but corny as hell and better for it. I've been watching this movie since it came out and I love it. How can you not love Teen Wolf? Michael J. Fox turns into a werewolf and becomes a popular star of his high school basketball team. There is even a dance at his prom that is wolf related. The whole school turns wolf crazy but Fox learns the right lesson in the end. How can you not love this corny crap. I'll be the first to admit that this isn't a good movie and is incredibly stupid, but honest to goodness crapfests don't have Stiles or a breakdancing wolf. Take that American Werewolf in London. Recently Teen Wolf has been blessed with DVD release along with it's sequel, Teen Wolf Too, on one disc. 80's fans rejoice!

Bottom Line: It isn't worthy of even trying to call itself good, but it's a classic, doesn't take itself seriously, and occupies a honored place on my shelf.


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