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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, <>

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Inside every man there are two people-one good, one beast. See more »

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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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The final collaboration between Mike Nichols and Jack Nicholson. See more »


When Will is talking with Maude in his office, he puts on his glasses. In the very next shot, he is not wearing them. See more »


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Brilliant visuals and excellent acting create a very underrated film.
8 November 1999 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

I saw this film when it first appeared in the cinema and I can remember my disappointment at the wolf scenes. Now, five years on, I realise what a gem this film is.

The cinematography is very well done, providing slick shots throughout which still hold their own against current films. The acting is very good with James Spader oozing sleaziness with every single look, Michelle Pfieffer playing a hardened woman, and Jack Nicholson being, well, Jack Nicholson, but hairier.

The opening sequence grabs you straight away, stock shocks, but they work fantastically, from then on I found myself impressed on just about every following scene.

Nicholson is very good at underplaying the beginning of his transformation as he starts to discover his newly heightened senses, but he comes into his own when his powers bring him new found confidence and self assurance.

Some of the wolf effects are a little cheesy, and the appearance of David Schwimmer playing a cop caused me to flash into Friends mode - he even has a friends-like line, could he _be_ anymore Ross like? Aside from these little niggles the film has an excellent love story with fantastic interaction between Nicholson and Pfieffer with some wry dialog. It's got great lighting and very good cinematography throw in a superb Morricone soundtrack and a cool ending and you've got a great film.

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