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Director:
Writers:
Gary Brandner (novel)
Philippe Mora (screenplay)
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Release Date:
13 November 1987 (USA) See more »
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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:
Could have been a classic... if only... 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: 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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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Could have been a classic... if only..., 7 July 2005
Author: devinecomic from UK

Howling 3 is yet another horror effort, where excellent ideas and even the mood and atmosphere of a horror classic are not cultivated or nurtured throughout the film.

I was brought up in the era of "The American Werewolf in London", definitely the classic, archetypal werewolf flick. Tough competition by anyone's standards. Yet Howling 3 has just as many good ideas, just as much depth, just as much potential... but just doesn't make it.

The basis of the film resides upon some old Cine8 footage of a werewolf's capture by some natives. Grainy, snowy, short lived images, set the scene well, and could be perceived as scary. The idea of the werewolf being a type of marsupial species, a separate development of human life is interesting, and could be scary in that they have always lived amongst us. Separate werewolf societies, driven to the bleakest habitable places on the planet, but in contact with each other spiritually and genetically... yes, yes, this is definitely going somewhere.

And then three of said werewolves dress up as Nuns, and travel to the big city to retrieve their runaway teen-wolfette, and gain entry to a fancy dress party having changed into actual habit-wearing wolf people... oh perleeease!

A serious film, even a horror, can carry some comedy, but in Howling 3 the comedy is inappropriate, badly timed, and too farcical for words. The more serious horror aspects of the film being ruined by these interruptions. I remained unconvinced by any of the man-to-wolf changes, in fact, they were equally farcical, with their obvious "fur means fear" reliance.

So, a film with potential, which obviously had serious horror intent, became a farce, even a spoof, by it's own making. A real shame and a real sham all in one. Stick to "American Werewolf in London" or even "Dog Soldiers" for that fur-fear-fix!! I rated a "3"

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