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(1985)

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Scott Howard's (Michael J. Fox) house was located on the same block as 1955 George McFly's and 1955 Lorraine Baines's houses from Back to the Future (1985). The Howard house in Teen Wolf is the same house as Marty's mother's house (the Baines house) in 1955 BttF.
Since this movie was released after Back to the Future (1985) in Brazil, "Teen Wolf" received the title "Garoto do Futuro" ("Boy from the Future") there, even though the plot has nothing to do with time travel whatsoever.
"Teen Wolf", whose Italian title is "Voglia di Vincere" ("Desire to win"), was released in Italy shortly after Back to the Future (1985). Due to this, the main character's name Scott was changed to "Marty", the same name as Michael J. Fox's character in the Robert Zemeckis' film.
If the "teen" actors seem too old to be high school students, it's no wonder. Scott is played by Michael J. Fox: age 23. Stiles is played by Jerry Levine: age 27. Chubby is played by Mark Holton: age 26. Mick is played by Mark Arnold: age 27.
The jersey worn by Michael J. Fox was sold to Dina Collection (Beverly Hills Pawn Shop) for USD 30.000.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Greg White officially changed his name to Stylez G. White on December 15, 2008. The inspiration for the name change came from Jerry Levine's character, Stiles, in Teen Wolf.
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.
The character Stiles (Jerry Levine) wears a number of colorful shirts in this movie. They appear in the following order: 1) Yellow shirt that says "Life sucks then you die", 2) Blue "Obnoxious: the movie", 3) Black "What are you looking at Dicknose", 4) Gray "Drunken State Florida", 5) Pink - no text, 6) Gray - unreadable, 7) Black - unreadable, 8) Hawaiian shirt, 9) White - "Wolf Buddy" and 10) a white Teen Wolf shirt. Of all the shirts he wears, only one appears to have no text on it.
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).
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Director Rod Daniel was one of the co-writers, producers and directors of the hit television series, WKRP In Cincinatti which ran from 1978 to 1982. The same year, Family Ties began to air in the Fall of 82 and starred Michael J. Fox, whom he would direct in this film.
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Writers Joseph Loeb III and Matthew Wiseman would go onto write the hit film, Commando, Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger which would come out two months later and would set a record for the fastest filming and post-production schedule from start to finish as filming started in April 1985 and ended in June and all post production would take place between July and early September (while this film was in theaters) with the film finally being released in October by Twentieth Century-Fox.
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The film was delayed from it's original Spring 1985 release date because of Back To The Future, which would go on to become the blockbuster at Universal as Paramount and the production company, Atlantic Releasing Corporation wanted to capitalize on Fox's new found stardom. The film would go on to be a surprise hit.
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The third film that the late Composer Miles Goodman would score for a film starring Michael J. Fox. The others were High School USA in 1983 and Poison Ivy, the same year this film was released. Both films were aired on the NBC Network.
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There is an MTV show based on this film, Teen Wolf (2011), which stars Tyler Posey and Dylan O'Brien.
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

When Scott sinks the final shot and wins the game at the end of the movie, he goes into the stands and hugs his father. Immediately behind actors Michael J. Fox and James Hampton, an extra (in a red sweater) can be seen with an unzipped fly. This incident later resulted in an Internet rumor that the extra is a man exposing himself. However, the unmatted full frame version of the film reveals that the extra is actually a young woman. Apparently her pants were too tight, so she unbuttoned and unzipped them so she could sit down on the bleachers. Filming commenced, when she stood up later (while the final scene was being filmed) she buttoned and zipped up her pants.

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