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An American man unwittingly gets involved with French werewolves who have developed a serum allowing them to transform at will.

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The daughter of the werewolf from AWIL is alive and living in Paris where her mother (from the first film) and stepfather are trying to overcome her lycanthropic disease. A trio of American tourists on a thrill seeking trip around Europe manage to stop her from plunging to her death from the top of the Eiffel tower and are embroiled in a horrific but often hilarious plot involving a secret society of werewolves based in the city and a drug which allows werewolves to change at any time... This time there's no need for a full moon... Written by Ben Jewitt <moribund.boy@mcmail.com>

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Rated R for werewolf/violence and gore, and for some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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25 December 1997 (USA)  »

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American Werewolf 2  »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

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DEM 840,569 (Germany) (16 January 1998)

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$26,521,435 (USA) (27 March 1998)
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John Landis was the original choice to direct this sequel. See more »

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When Andy bungee jumps off the Eiffel Tower, he hits his head on the rebound. If he had rebounded back from where he was shown, it would have smashed his skull to pieces and killed him instantly. See more »

Quotes

Andy McDermott: [Wakes up naked and surrounded by a crowd the morning after his first rampage as a werewolf] What did I do?
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Spoofs Cinderella (1950) See more »

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Walkin' on the Sun
Written by Greg Camp (as Gregory Camp), Steve Harwell, Paul De Lisle (as Paul DeLisle) and Kevin Coleman
Performed by Smash Mouth
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under License from Universal Music Special Markets
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An enjoyable enough timewaster.
28 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

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Werewolf movies are usually alarmingly bad, even though they should, in theory, make for more interesting villains than vampires, zombies, and slashers. But An American Werewolf in Paris is an exception, sort of. Tom Everett Scott stars as a daredevil who tours Europe with his buddies, performing outrageous stunts. During one particular escapade, he saves the life of a young woman (Julie Delpy) who tries to commite suicide. Thinking she's the girl of his dreams, little does he know what he's getting into.

Paris tries to be a mixture of different genres: it wants to work as a horror film (to a mild extent), an action/adventure, and as a comedy. Dog Soldiers was definitely far superior at these aspects, but AAWIP's campy approach makes it a decent timewaster. There's not a single boring moment, though a lot of the material is admittedly very silly. Thankfully, none of it's taken very seriously, and some of the humor is actually very funny. Scott and Delpy (who's probably the third most beautiful French actress I've ever seen, behind only Mathilda May and Sophie Marceau) have good chemistry together, even if Scott's performance is a little on and off. The werewolf effects are obviously CGI, but more "serious" effects work would have ruined the campy mood.


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