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Director:
Writers:
Gary Brandner (novel)
Philippe Mora (screenplay)
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Release Date:
13 November 1987 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Down Under See more »
Plot:
A strange race of human-like marsupials appear suddenly in Australia, and a sociologist who studies these creatures falls in love with a female one... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Horror-comedy with a heart See more (74 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Barry Otto ... Prof. Harry Beckmeyer
William Yang ... Siberian Peasant

Imogen Annesley ... Jerboa
Deby Wightman ... Wolf Woman
Lee Biolos ... Donny Martin (as Leigh Biolos)
Christopher Pate ... Agent #1
Max Fairchild ... Thylo
Jerome Patillo ... Agent #2
Dagmar Bláhová ... Olga Gorki (as Dasha Blahova)
Ralph Cotterill ... Prof. Sharp

Michael Pate ... President
Carole Skinner ... Yara

Frank Thring ... Jack Citron
Jenny Vuletic ... Goolah
Glenda Linscott ... Bahloo
Roger Eagle ... Priest

Richard Carter ... First Drunk (as Ric Carter)
Lionel Curtin ... Second Drunk
Bob McCarron ... Werewolf in Park
Mary Acres ... Paper Seller
Steve Shaw ... Horror Movie Actor
Megan Shapcott ... Horrow Movie Starlet
Bob Barrett ... Policeman #1
Bill Collins ... Doctor #1
David Cahill ... Doctor #2
Mary Haire ... Nurse
Alec Maksimovich ... Policeman #9
Penny Linden ... Policewoman #10
Fred Welsh ... Dan Ruggle
Brian Adams ... Gen. Miller
Jon Ewing ... Gen. Forster
Peter Van der Stolk ... Michael
Rodney Francis ... Male Dancer
Sam Toomey ... Policeman #4
Burnham Burnham ... Kendi
Allan Penney ... Spud McCormack (as Alan Penny)
Tony Deary ... Max
Gerry Skilton ... Hunter #1
Steve Rackman ... Hunter #2
Gary McGuire ... Hunter #3
Peter Armstrong ... Hunter #4
Robert Simper ... Hunter #5
Wayne Pleace ... Hunter #6
Alan Dargin ... Tracker
Patrick Rowe ... Policeman #6
Max Aspin ... Policeman #7
Paul Lennon ... Policeman #8
Peter Baird ... Omega #1
Lee Rice ... Omega #2
Max Skipper ... Zac (4 years)
Andreas Bayonas ... Zac (23 years)

Maia Horniak ... Gracie (5 years)
Danielle Sharp ... Gracie (15 years)
Aminatta Joy Abraham ... UCLA Girl Student

Barry Humphries ... Dame Edna Everage (Academy Award presenter)

Directed by
Philippe Mora 
 
Writing credits
Gary Brandner (novel)

Philippe Mora (screenplay)

Produced by
Gilda Baracchi .... co-producer
Steven A. Lane .... executive producer (as Steve Lane)
Philippe Mora .... producer
Robert Pringle .... executive producer
Edward Simons .... executive producer
Charles Waterstreet .... producer
 
Original Music by
Allan Zavod 
 
Cinematography by
Louis Irving 
 
Film Editing by
Lee Smith 
 
Production Design by
Ross Major 
 
Set Decoration by
Brian Edmonds 
 
Costume Design by
Ross Major 
 
Makeup Department
Bob McCarron .... special makeup effects
 
Production Management
Rosslyn Abernethy .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stuart Wood .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Bob Clayton .... sound
Les Fiddess .... sound effects editor
 
Visual Effects by
Roger Cowland .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Peter Armstrong .... stunt performer
Dale Aspin .... stunt performer
Max Aspin .... stunt coordinator
Wayne Pleace .... stunt performer
Robert Simper .... stunt performer
 
Editorial Department
Noelleen Westcombe .... first assistant editor
 

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Runtime:
USA:94 min | Finland:98 min (DVD) | Argentina:94 min
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (2004) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1988) | Germany:12 (re-rating) (2011) | Iceland:16 | Norway:18 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Singapore:M18 | Sweden:18 | UK:18 | USA:PG-13 | West Germany:18 (original rating)

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The only Howling sequel with no character seen in any other Howling entry (Stirba, Werewolf Bitch served as a direct sequel to the first film, with Karen White reviving in her tomb; while 5,6,7 all have Elisabeth She as Mary Lou and other common characters). An oblique reference to the previous two entries occurs when Barry Otto's character asks the Russian woman if other groups of werewolves live elsewhere; she says "Africa....China....maybe California". This may reference the varied groups of werewolves who attended to Stirba in Howling II, and Howling I and II took place in California.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the two doctors are asking Thylo about the Thylocene, the picture in the lower corner of the display is hunters holding a dead Tylocene in the close shots, but a yawning Tasmanian Devil in long shots.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Agent #1:Hey, have a look at this. Another K.G.B. intercept meaning "wolfman."
Agent #2:It has to be a code for *something.*
Agent #1:Doubt it is. Unless they know we're intercepting. "Werewolf was sighted near village of Leovich. Three villagers killed. Special army team are tracking monster." Well. Do we tell the powers that be?
Agent #2:Werewolves loose in the Soviet Union. I'm not telling them! Call Beckmeyer in Los Angeles and get his opinion. He's damn good on unexplained phenomenon. He knows how to deal with the White House and this weird shit.
Agent #1:Weird shit! I've got a weird feeling...
Agent #2:Indigestion?
Agent #1:No. Fear.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Dark Wolf (2003) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
All Fall DownSee more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Horror-comedy with a heart, 3 January 1999
Author: Barry Knobel (knobel@netlink.com.au) from Melbourne, Australia

Despite this being one of many sequels to an acclaimed original, don't let this fact put you off from watching this under-acknowledged film. "Howling III - The Marsupials" is a surprisingly good werewolf spoof with a twist; set in Australia (and let's face it, an Aussie horror movie is a rarity - only "Body Melt" and "Razorback" spring to mind), it deals with the plight of a dwindling pack of marsupial werewolves who are in danger of becoming extinct.

The movie focuses its attention more on character development and emotion rather than the usual random slashings that prevail in such similar movies. The premise is novel and therefore makes for some interesting watching and genuine involvement. Horror fans need not dismay, as there is also a fair share of scares and realistic (if a little corny) human-to-wolf metamorphosis sequences. Some nice welcome comic touches are present, including a Hitchcockian horror movie director played by Frank Thring, relishing every moment of the role. Barry Otto is likeable as the anthropologist who joins the werewolf clan to help save them. And let's not forget the exquisite Imogen Annesley as Jerboa, who shines as a beautiful young human marsupial, escaping from her abusive stepfather and running off to the big city (Sydney) where she finds fame and romance (no, she's not Joan Collins).

The movie comes off quite well on the whole, and has a very moralistic and humane message, dealing with the preservation of dying species.

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