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Gary Brandner (novel)
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13 November 1987 (USA) See more »
Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Down Under See more »
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 »
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much better than anticipated as an exploitation picture (or "Ozsploitation") See more (74 total) »


  (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
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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USA:94 min | Finland:98 min (DVD) | Argentina:94 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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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Nicole Kidman was considered for the part of Jeroba.See more »
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 »
[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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much better than anticipated as an exploitation picture (or "Ozsploitation"), 1 May 2010
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

The Howling III: The Marsupials has very little if anything to do with the original Joe Dante film of the Howling, except that, in a sense, these are werewolves, and at the end of this film like in the original there is a scene where a character transforms into the horrifying creature on live TV. So, with that in mind, the director Philippe Mora does his own thing. It might not always gel completely, and some of the acting is just downright bad... but it works on its own terms somehow. It's a splatter movie that takes little into account in the way of logic, whether it's with how a character actually turns into the werewolf-marsupial, or even where the camera is in a certain scene (at one point two characters make note of a camera looking at them, breaking the fourth wall, and it doesn't seem to be mentioned much again).

The story concerns a woman who is, in fact, such a werewolf-marsupial type, distinguished by having an actual pouch, and when a young man, an assistant director on a splatter movie, comes up to her and after a date has some hot sex with her, she's pregnant with her little baby marsupial. We see in some excruciating detail this inter-breeding taking place, and the cute little marsupial baby in the pouch (think of the cute little velociraptor in Jurassic Park perhaps, albeit this one, sadly, never attacks in the course of the film). But really this is just a backdrop as our heroes try to evade capture or killing by some who are fascinated by it like a very mustached man who may be in love with a Russian werewolf, and some poachers on their trail in the outback.

Oh, and of course as it's an Aussie exploitation flick there are some various things to keep audiences on their toes. Such as, of course, didgeridoos, and a brown, white-bearded shaman figure who at one point goes all in white with red war paint and attacks a bunch of people (perhaps the most bad-ass moment in the film, as we get to see some real brutal carnage). But what is kind of odd is how funny scenes and dialog end up being, sometimes unintentionally and sometimes not (a key at looking at this split is when the two scientists are, once again, trying out their "lets see what happens when we do a lot of strobe light things and aggressive manipulation" in front of a big baldie who turns into another were-supial. You see that the director is going for some serious terror here, but at the same time some crazy laughs are meant to be had, just by the cut-away shots put in to the scientists in close-ups from a TV monitor.

And even crazier still is how Mora, after having what would appear to be so much carnage and a climax and a half with a big torpedo blasting away a wolf, there's a sappy interlude showing the passing of time and years and little marsupi-man kids growing up! It gets a bit tiresome, but it was kind of subversive for a horror movie of this sort, which, per the course for Mora, has some bizarre camera-work and very obvious references (the Hitchcock director anyone?) Howling III doesn't pretend to be anything like great art, but it comes in and impresses with its bizarre qualities and self-mocking sense of the genre and movies in general. Not all of it clicks, but enough of it did to make it worth watching.

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