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Wolf -- A mild-mannered book editor (Jack Nicholson) bitten by a wolf goes for the throat of all who have betrayed him. Michelle Pfeiffer co-stars.
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Writers (WGA):
Jim Harrison (written by) and
Wesley Strick (written by)
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Release Date:
17 June 1994 (USA) See more »
Inside every man there are two people-one good, one beast. See more »
Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jack Nicholson ... Will Randall

Michelle Pfeiffer ... Laura Alden

James Spader ... Stewart Swinton

Kate Nelligan ... Charlotte Randall

Richard Jenkins ... Detective Bridger

Christopher Plummer ... Raymond Alden

Eileen Atkins ... Mary

David Hyde Pierce ... Roy

Om Puri ... Dr. Vijay Alezais

Ron Rifkin ... Doctor

Prunella Scales ... Maude

Brian Markinson ... Detective Wade

Peter Gerety ... George
Bradford English ... Keyes

Stewart J. Zully ... Gary

Thomas F. Duffy ... Tom
Tom Oppenheim ... Butler
Shirin Devrim ... Party Guest

Allison Janney ... Party Guest

Kirby Mitchell ... Party Guest

Madhur Jaffrey ... Party Guest

William Hill ... Party Guest
Cynthia O'Neal ... Party Guest
Timothy Thomas ... Party Guest
Lisa Emery ... Party Guest
Leigh Carlson ... Party Guest

Alice Liu ... Party Guest
Max Weitzenhoffer ... Party Guest
Irene Cagen ... Office Worker (as Irene Forrest)

Jennifer Nicholson ... Office Worker
Jack Nisbet ... Office Worker
Dale Kasman ... Office Worker
Jeffrey Allen O'Den ... Office Worker
Jose Soto ... Gang Member
Van Bailey ... Gang Member
Dwayne McClary ... Gang Member
Elizabeth Massie ... Alden's Secretary

Joanna Sanchez ... Receptionist
Eva Rodriguez ... Maid
Lia Chang ... Desk Clerk

Starletta DuPois ... Victim's Mother

Oz Perkins ... Cop (as Osgood Perkins)

David Schwimmer ... Cop
Christopher Birt ... Cop
Kaity Tong ... TV Newscaster
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorinda Katz ... Sexy Shopper (uncredited)

Elaine May ... Operator (voice) (uncredited)

Rawleigh Moreland ... Party Guest / Publisher (uncredited)

Michael Raynor ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Mike Nichols 
Writing credits
Jim Harrison (written by) and
Wesley Strick (written by)

Produced by
Robert Greenhut .... executive producer
Jim Harrison .... associate producer
Michele Imperato .... associate producer
Neil A. Machlis .... executive producer (as Neil Machlis)
Douglas Wick .... producer
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Rotunno 
Film Editing by
Sam O'Steen  (as Sam O' Steen)
Casting by
Ellen Lewis 
Juliet Taylor 
Production Design by
Jim Dultz 
Bo Welch 
Art Direction by
Tom Duffield 
Set Decoration by
Linda DeScenna 
Costume Design by
Ann Roth 
Makeup Department
Stephen Abrums .... makeup artist: Mr. Nicholson
Rick Baker .... special makeup effects
Joe Colwell .... mold maker
Alan D'Angerio .... hair department head
Donna Drexler .... special makeup effects crew: Cinovation Studios
Steve Frakes .... special makeup effects crew: Cinovation Studios
Steven Frank .... hair stylist
Romaine Greene .... hair stylist: New York
Steven James .... special makeup effects crew: Cinovation Studios (as Steve James)
Carol Koch .... special makeup effects crew: Cinovation Studios (as Carol Kramer Koch)
Robert Laden .... makeup artist: New York
Jim Leonard .... special makeup effects crew: Cinovation Studios
James McLoughlin .... special makeup effects crew: Cinovation Studios
Greg Nelson .... special makeup application
Peter Owen .... wig maker
Francesca Paris .... hair stylist: New York
Michele Paris .... body makeup artist (as Michele Paris-Catanzarite)
Matt Rose .... special makeup effects crew: Cinovation Studios
Andy Schoneberg .... special makeup effects crew: Cinovation Studios
Russell Seifert .... special makeup effects crew: Cinovation Studios
Aaron Sims .... special makeup effects crew: Cinovation Studios
Ronnie Specter .... makeup artist: Ms. Pfeiffer
Marlene D. Williams .... hair stylist
Robert E. Watson .... crew: Cinovations (uncredited)
Production Management
Neil A. Machlis .... unit production manager (as Neil Machlis)
Dana Robin .... unit production manager: New York
Paul A. Levin .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Cotone .... second assistant director
Michael Haley .... first assistant director
Janet G. Knutsen .... first assistant director
Janet G. Knutsen .... second unit director
Laura Nisbet .... second second assistant director
Richard Patrick .... second assistant director: New York
Philip C. Pfeiffer .... second unit director
Art Department
Susan Bode .... set decorator: New York
Frank L. Brown .... assistant property master
Dan Colegrove .... propmaker
John Dexter .... assistant art director (as John E. Dexter)
Frank Didio .... head carpenter
Michael Diersing .... construction coordinator
Scott Garrett .... draper
Scott Garrett .... lead man
Scott Garrett .... set dresser
Vincent Guarriello .... key construction grip
Scott E. Handt .... construction foreman
Sean Haworth .... set designer
Chris Herrington .... paint foreman
Gary Isbell .... set dresser
Michael Anthony Jackson .... storyboard artist
Jack Johnson .... illustrator
Phillis Lehmer .... art department coordinator
David Lowery .... storyboard artist
C.J. Maguire .... property master
Vinny Mazzarella .... assistant property master
James Mazzola .... property master: New York
Tony Miller .... set plasterer
Lee Orlikoff .... leadman
Ron Petagna .... construction coordinator
Bruce Richter .... carpenter
James Sorice .... chargeman scenic artist: New York
Jacques Valin .... set designer
Tom Warren .... art director: New York
Dave Weinman .... leadman: New York (as David Weinman)
Christian Wintter .... assistant art director: reshoots
Clyde Zimmerman .... paint supervisor
Kent Jones .... painter (uncredited)
Wing Lee .... assistant art director: New York (uncredited)
Robert Misetich .... set paint foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Elisha Birnbaum .... foley artist
Ron Bochar .... additional sound effects
Stan Bochner .... supervising sound editor
Michael J. Cerone .... sound re-recording mixer
Kam Chan .... assistant sound editor
Bob Chefalas .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Richard P. Cirincione .... dialogue editor (as Richard Cirincionne)
Laura Civiello .... dialogue editor
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Jacobi .... adr editor
Frank Kern .... foley editor
Richard King .... sound editor (as Richard Q. King)
Barry Malawski .... assistant sound editor
Danny Michael .... sound mixer: New York
Anne O'Brien .... apprentice sound editor
Bob Olari .... sound recordist
Harry Peck Bolles .... dialogue editor
Richard Portman .... sound re-recording mixer
Bruce Pross .... foley artist
Art Rochester .... production sound mixer (as Arthur Rochester)
Fred Rosenberg .... dialogue editor
Randolph Saucedo .... sound recordist
Douglas J. Schulman .... boom operator
Douglas J. Schulman .... sound
Stuart Stanley .... foley editor
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
David Wahnon .... assistant sound editor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (uncredited)
Dan Evans Farkas .... sound transferer: post (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Gino Acevedo .... animatronic wolf effects: art crew
Norman Cabrera .... animatronic wolf effects: art crew
Jon Dawe .... animatronic wolf effects: mechanical crew
Jeff Edwards .... animatronic wolf effects: mechanical crew
Yuri Everson .... animatronic wolf effects: art crew
Jeffrey S. Farley .... animatronic wolf effects: art crew (as Jeff Farley)
Steve Frakes .... animatronic wolf effects: art crew
Linda Frobos .... animatronic wolf effects: art crew
Alec Gillis .... animatronic wolf effects creator
Karin Hanson .... animatronic wolf effects: art crew
David Hoehn .... creature effects artist: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
David Kindlon .... animatronic wolf effects: mechanical crew (as Dave Kindlon)
Cathy MacDonald .... animatronic wolf effects: art crew (as Cathy McDonald)
Leonard MacDonald .... animatronic wolf effects: art crew (as Lennie McDonald)
Bud McGrew .... animatronic wolf effects: mechanical crew
Kevin McTurk .... animatronic wolf effects: art crew
Stan Parks .... special effects coordinator
Gary Pawlowski .... moldmaker
Lisa Rocco .... animatronic wolf effects: art crew
Andy Schoneberg .... animatronic wolf effects: art crew
Desiree Scott .... animatronic wolf effects: art crew
Daniel Sudick .... special effects (as Daniel A. Sudick)
John Teska .... animatronic wolf effects: art crew
Tom Woodruff Jr. .... animatronic wolf effects creator
Josselin Mahot .... creature effects crew (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Lisa Adamson .... animator: SPI
Alia Agha .... visual effects coordinator: ILM (as Alia Almeida Agha)
Ryan Berg .... visual effects coordinator: SPI
Patricia Blau .... executive in charge of production: ILM
Eric Brevig .... visual effects supervisor: ILM
Dan Candela .... film recorder operator: SPI
Terry Chostner .... VistaVision camera operator: ILM
Heather Davis Baker .... animator: SPI (as Heather Davis)
Tim Douglas .... animator: SPI
David Drzewiecki .... visual effects director of photography: SPI
John V. Fante .... visual effects director of photography: SPI (as John Fante)
Scott Farrar .... visual effects supervisor: ILM
Lisa Foster .... digital artist
John Gazdik .... VistaVision camera assistant: ILM
Michael Gleason .... visual effects editor
Mark Holmes .... digital compositor: ILM
Scott Kilburn .... lead animator: SPI
Kelvin Lee .... animator: SPI
Bill Mather .... digital matte artist: ILM
Roni McKinley .... visual effects producer: ILM
George Merkert .... visual effects producer: SPI
Blake Miller .... visual effects production assistant: SPI
John Nelson .... visual effects supervisor: SPI
Joshua Pines .... scanning supervisor: ILM
Jamie Rama .... storyboard artist: SPI
Rebecca Ramsey .... title producer: RGA/LA
Gayle Reznik .... digital production manager: SPI
Kenneth Smith .... optical supervisor: ILM
David Tanaka .... visual effects assistant editor: ILM
Jon Townley .... matte painter: SPI
Jon Townley .... visual effects designer: SPI
Alberto Velez .... system engineer: SPI
Mike Wassel .... matte painter: SPI
Dennis Webb .... film recorder operator: SPI
Deborah Wiltman .... technical assistant: SPI
Ronn Brown .... digital matte assistant (uncredited)
Martin Foster .... previs artist (uncredited)
M. James Arnett .... stunt coordinator
Keith Campbell .... stunts
Cindy Folkerson .... stunts
Keii Johnston .... stunts
Randy Lamb .... stunts
Patricia M. Peters .... stunts (as Tricia Peters)
Gregg Smrz .... stunts
Blaise Corrigan .... stunts (uncredited)
Denney Pierce .... stunts (uncredited)
Monty L. Simons .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Garrett Brown .... Steadicam operator
John Earl Burnett .... camera operator: "b" camera (as John Burnett)
John Earl Burnett .... director of photography: additional photography (as John Burnett)
Billy Clevenger .... first assistant camera (as William Clevenger)
Jack Coffen .... electrician
Michael Condro .... first assistant camera
Edward J. Cox .... rigging electrician
James M. Cox .... assistant chief lighting technician
Colin Crane .... assistant camera
François Duhamel .... still photographer (as Francois Duhamel)
David Dunbar .... lighting technician
Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci .... camera operator
Adam Glick .... set lighting technician
R. Scott Goodrich .... second assistant camera
Michael Green .... first assistant camera: New York
Bill Greenberg .... rigging electrician
Mitch Gulbin .... grip
Chris Hammond .... electrician
Albert Hood .... electrician
Casey Jones .... second unit grip
Billy Kerwick .... grip
Al LaVerde .... key grip (as Alexander LaVerde)
David Norris .... camera operator: Wescam camera
Thomas P. Powell .... lighting technician (1994)
Ray Quinlan .... gaffer: New York (as Raymond Quinlan)
Bradford Ralston .... video assist operator (as Bradford S. Ralston)
Andrew D. Schwartz .... still photographer: New York (as Andy Schwartz)
Ty Suehiro .... second grip
Gary Tandrow .... chief lighting technician
Robert Ward .... key grip: New York
Clay H. Wilson .... dolly grip
John Fortunato .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Kenneth David Ebling .... casting
Judie Fixler .... extras casting: New York (as Judy Fixler)
Aleen Keshishian .... casting assistant
Todd Thaler .... extras casting: New York
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Timothy Alberts .... wardrobe supervisor
Cheryl Beasley Blackwell .... costume supervisor
Bruce Ericksen .... costume supervisor
Claire Flewin .... specialty costumer
Gary Jones .... assistant costume designer
Jennifer Morrison .... costumer: Ms. Pfeiffer
Lori Stilson .... costumer: Mr. Nicholson
Editorial Department
Sean Albertson .... assistant editor
Kris Cole .... first assistant editor
Thomas G. Jingles .... assistant editor (as Thomas Jingles)
Anne O'Brien .... apprentice editor
Bob Putynkowski .... color timer
Tom Swartwout .... assistant editor
Scot Deer .... telecine colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Enrico DeMelis .... general music coordinator
Ennio Morricone .... conductor
Ennio Morricone .... orchestrator
Suzana Peric .... music editor (as Suzana Peric')
Nic Ratner .... associate music editor
Dan Wallin .... scoring mixer
John Moses .... musician: clarinetist (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Randy Cantor .... transportation co-captain
Paulie DiCocco .... driver: James Spader
Michael Hyde .... teamster captain: New York
Joel Marrow .... transportation captain
Joseph Sullivan .... driver
Other crew
Joseph Aspromonti .... production assistant
Mary Bailey .... script supervisor
Lisa Blok-Linson .... location manager
Mitchell Cassel .... contact lens consultant (as Mitchell Cassel O.D.)
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Patricia L. DeShields .... production accountant (as Patsy DeShields)
J. Ellen Evans .... additional script supervisor
Tara Foran .... assistant accountant
Dan Gorman .... assistant location manager
Morton Greenspoon .... contact lens consultant (as Morton K. Greenspoon O.D.)
Sam Hutchins .... location assistant
Ricky Jay .... technical consultant
Kathy Kaehler .... trainer: Ms. Pfeiffer
Caren Kaplow .... assistant: Ms. Pfeiffer (as Caren Horwitz)
Adrienne King .... looping voices
Rex Knowles .... adr loop group
Deborah Landis .... stand-in: Kate Nelligan
Paul LaZebnik .... production secretary
Mark J. Levenstein .... assistant production accountant (as Mark Levenstein)
Monique Limery .... craft service (as Monique Limery-Lewis)
Leslie Loftis .... production assistant: New York
Susan MacNair .... assistant: Mr. Nichols (as Sue MacNair)
Kim Magnusson .... production assistant
Dominic Marcus .... adr voice actor
Annie Marshall .... assistant: Mr. Nicholson (as Ann Marshall)
Rebecca McCann .... assistant: Mr. Wick
Megan Monaghan .... location manager: New York
Nan Morales .... production coordinator
Eric Myers .... unit publicist (as Eric Meyers)
Catherine Pittman .... animal coordinator
Jane Raab .... production office coordinator: New York
Clint Rowe .... wolf trainer
Robin F. Samson .... location scout
Michael Schultz .... caterer
Richard L. Silver .... contact lens consultant (as Richard L. Silver O.D.)
Katrina Stevens .... production assistant
Vivian Treves .... interpreter
Harry Winters .... production assistant (as Harry E. Winters III)
Nicholas Wolfert .... production assistant: New York
Lisa Bennett Wood .... production assistant: New York
Kyle Cooper .... title designer (uncredited)
Erica Kissack .... contact lens technician (uncredited)
David H. Kramer .... adr loop group (uncredited)
John Mingalone .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for language and werewolf attacks
125 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
SDDS (8 channels) | Dolby SR | Dolby Digital

Did You Know?

This was the second movie that Jack Nicholson and Michelle Pfeiffer made together after The Witches of Eastwick (1987) and their first since Jack played the Joker in Batman (1989) and Michelle played Catwoman in Batman Returns (1992).See more »
Continuity: When Will Randall is at the zoo he has some whiskers; in the next scene when he is running as a wolf in the park they disappear; in the next scene they return.See more »
Dr. Vijay Alezias:And it feels good to be a wolf, doesn't it? Power without guilt. Love without doubt.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (1986)See more »


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41 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
Wolfman Jack - 8 (excellent depiction of the corporate werewolf culture), 20 January 2005
Author: jimboduck from Massachusetts

Even in the confines of big skyscrapers, it's a dog eat dog world.

Simply put, WOLF is a class act. The director is legendary. The acting is subdued yet electrically charged. To top things off, the Hitchcock style score by Ennio Morricone draws you in from the opening credits straight to the end. WOLF is such a unique installment to the werewolf tradition that it easily bursts through the bars of any category you place it in.

Mike Nichols boasts a career that is a study in itself. After artistically defining a post-war generation with the Graduate in 1967, he has been very selective with his projects behind the camera. Twenty-seven years after the Graduate, the veteran Nichols rises to the challenge of weaving a wide range of adult themes into one coherent werewolf movie. Stylistically, the shots and cinematography featured in the movie hearken back to an adventurous 70's spirit that has been abandoned in modern film. The combination of quick and slow zooms, along with expansive cuts of open spaces make the 125 minute story both rhythmic and engrossing.

WOLF is not the conventional werewolf movie we're accustomed to seeing, as the film is meant to induce a snicker as opposed to a scream. Although the scare factor takes a marked jump towards the end, the movie isn't really a horror movie. It focuses mostly on the canine tricks of corporate power, double-crossing, and primordial carnal knowledge. In this respect, James Spader upstages Jack Nicholson and almost steals the show.

Still, there's all the good stuff that comes with werewolf movies. The curse is a contagion transmitted by a bite. Who's the monster, and what makes the monster fearsome? What happens when Jack starts to turn? How far can Mike Nichols upset our comfort level? For all those horror fans out there, the make-up team did a superb job, no doubt influenced by the disjointed transformations of the original black and white wolf-man classic.

As a telltale sign of the film's sophistication, the werewolf theme is dramatically eclipsed by the true storyline – Nicholson's over-the-hill struggles in the publishing business. In the final examination, with corporate culture in mind, WOLF tends to resemble Wall Street or As Good as It Gets more than it does the Howling or American Werewolf in London. Nichols does a masterful job seamlessly weaving canine trickery into the workplace. Jack's heightened sense of smell detects his coworker's early morning Tequila. His pointed ears pick up juicy office gossip. In addition to these scenes, WOLF introduces an innovative corporate idea – urination and marking of territory, something that every sensible dog does when he feels like it!

The only detractor from WOLF is the quick and dirty relationship between Pfiffer and Nicholson. Even though the film is billed as a werewolf movie, this relationship somewhat stands as a centerpiece. To be sure, the sparse exchanges between the two stars feature witty dialog with plenty of chemistry. But despite this potential, the relationship somehow rings hollow and gets trampled beneath the other story lines that are taking place.

Apparently Sharon Stone was offered the female lead but turned the role down. To some extent, I don't blame her. The development of Michelle Pfiffer's character in the movie was an open question mark.

The Pfiffer-Nicholson love story culminates in WOLF's unique ending. If you happen to catch this movie, you can frolic through the woods with Jack along to Morricone's synthesized arpeggios. Then determine for yourself whether the ending adds or detracts from the movie. It's been a quandary for me ever since I saw WOLF for the first time in 199(?).



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