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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

After Scott first "wolfs out", he talks to Stiles and closes his locker door. In the next shot the locker door is open again. See more »

Quotes

Scott Howard: [admiring himself in the mirror] You are an animal! Woo!
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in Totally Awesome (2006) See more »

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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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