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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 »
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Is this the most catastrophically awful movie ever made? See more (73 total) »

Cast

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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)
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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
 
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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Trivia:
This film is considered an "Ozploitation" (Australian exploitation) picture.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In this movie werewolves apparently die when they are shot. However, silver bullets are needed in the previous Howling movies.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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Soundtrack:
Wipe Your Tears AwaySee more »

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18 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Is this the most catastrophically awful movie ever made?, 18 February 2007
Author: ExpendableMan from United Kingdom

The original Howling was a fun little Werewolf flick. Nothing too serious, just a simple but original premise, some well-handled tension, cool makeup effects and a nice healthy dose of gore and violence to round things off. Compared to its most immediate rival, An American Werewolf in London though it comes up second place, so why in the name of heaven it spawned so many follow ups is something of a mystery. The series is up to its seventh entry thus far and if the diminishing laws of sequels is anything to go on, they must be unspeakably terrible because Howling 3 (the only one I've been bored/curious/stupid enough to sit through) is so bad I'd have to say it's one of the worst films I've ever seen.

The principle reason for this is the premise, as director Philippe Mora decides to do away with the original's everyday people versus rampaging monsters approach and instead, provides us with what must be the only Marsupial Werewolf Romance Epic in movie history. The script is massively overambitious, the acting so bad the cast might as well have been made of cardboard and any promise of bloodthirsty violence a la the original goes forever unsatisfied. You might get a few laughs out of it, but ultimately it's just a very poor film.

The overambitious storyline considers an anthropologist, Dr Beckmeyer (Inspector Clouseau lookalike Barry Otto) and his studies of a race of marsupial werewolf people discovered in Australia. Mixed up in all this is a Russian ballet dancer who is secretly a non-marsupial werewolf herself come to breed with the Australians, a B-movie actress from the countryside who is also a werewolf and an idiot movie talent spotter who's fallen in love with her. So blindly in love with her in fact that he doesn't bat an eyelid when he first notices how hairy she is. Dr Beckmeyer is determined to prove that the werewolves are not to be frightened of and that studying them is the best approach, the Government is not so certain and wants to destroy them and eventually, after a painfully long set up, he joins up with the lycanthropes in an attempt to lead them to safety in the outback.

You might think a film with 'Marsupial Werewolves' in might be entertaining. It isn't. The delivery is slow and tedious, with characters and subplots being introduced with no concern for cohesion and what should have been a campy, violent and fun film instead is dull, pretentious twaddle. Indeed, the only attraction to come from this is Imogen Annesley, a very attractive young woman whose career has failed to take off since the high point of stripping naked in a barn, giving birth to a rodent thing and having it crawl up her belly and into a kangaroo pouch on her abdomen. She might be gorgeous in a "I wish you weren't a hideous mutant freak monster" kind of way but she's more or less the only noteworthy thing deserving praise in the entire sorry enterprise. Oh and Dame Edna pops up at the end.

So there you have it, a werewolf movie with a humanitarian message. Great, that's just what we needed. If you're a film student looking for a lesson in how not to make a movie you might just be capable of scraping some little residue of a hint out of this, but if not, I'd advise avoiding this movie like the bubonic plague.

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