Wolf (1994)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Romance  |  17 June 1994 (USA)
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Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job.


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Worn down and out of luck, aging publisher Will Randall is at the end of his rope when a younger co-worker snatches both his job and wife out from under his nose. But after being bit by a wolf, Will suddenly finds himself energized, more competitive than ever, and possessed with amazingly heightened senses. Meanwhile, the beautiful daughter of his shrewd boss begins to fall for him - without realizing that the man she's begun to love is gradually turning into the creature by which he was bit. Written by Mark Neuenschwander, <retro_critic@swiftboard.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and werewolf attacks | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 June 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lobo  »

Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)


£3,709,293 (UK) (9 September 1994)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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cerebral horror at its finest
22 June 2004 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

"Wolf" posits that the werewolf bite is not necessarily a curse, if what you really crave is a more wild and natural lifestyle than is possible in our "civilized" society. Quite cleverly, the story is set in a publishing company, an environment that is both civilized and predatory at the same time.

Nicholson gives one of his best performances of recent years here, playing against type - he's actually a nice, normal guy! Spader, on the other hand, does what he always does; he acts like a sleaze, and very good he is at it, too. Pfeiffer makes a tough, proactive heroine, and gets a much better part than you'd expect for a woman in a horror film (horror is very much a boy's genre, I'm afraid).

I'm going to get snooty here and suggest that most people just don't understand "Wolf," probably because its ideal audience is quite small. Fans of Nicholson's usual drama fare dislike the movie for its horror content, and fans of violent horror dislike the movie because it's lacking in action and gore. But if you like thoughtful horror that has more brains than blood, you're part of the small group of people who'll get something out of this.

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