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An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)

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



(characters in An American Werewolf in London), | 2 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Phil Buckman ...
Pierre Cosso ...
Dr. Thierry Pigot
Tom Novembre ...
Chief Bonnet
Ben Salem Bouabdallah ...
Detective Ben Bou
Serge Basso ...
Officer with Flashlight
Jochen Schneider ...
Hervé Sogne ...


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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Things are about to get a little hairy.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 December 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

American Werewolf 2  »

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Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,600,878, 28 December 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film is a sequel to An American Werewolf in London (1981) that was released 16 years after the original film. See more »


When Serafine transforms into a werewolf, her knees fold backwards to become the werewolf's hocks (the equivalent to the human ankle) and her upper leg bones bend forwards to become the werewolf's stifles (the equivalent to the human knee). However, humans and wolves have very similar leg structure, so there was no need for any of her joints to change, and she could have become a werewolf with just a lengthening of the bones from her ankles downwards. As it is, she will now have an extra joint in each leg. See more »


Bouncer: [outside the Club Luna] Claude said no one is to be admitted once the door was locked.
Serafine: The full moon is rising; would you rather I remained out here with you?
Bouncer: Uh, no.
[opens the door and lets Serafine in, quickly locking the door behind her]
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Referenced in Men in Black II (2002) See more »


Written by Brian David Blush (as Brian Blush), Roger Meade Clyne (as Roger Clyne),
Arthur Edwards and Paul Naffah
Performed by The Refreshments
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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An enjoyable enough timewaster.
28 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

5.5 out of 10

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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