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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.

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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$26,570,463
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In a scene that was deleted from the movie, it was discovered that the werewolf society had been around for centuries and the werewolf that attacked David Kessler and Jack Goodman in An American Werewolf in London was once a member. See more »

Goofs

When Andy is fighting Claude on the subway train, Claude is supposed to be naked after transforming back to human form again, but in several shots during the fight you can see that he is wearing pants. See more »

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Bouncer: Sorry we are full.
Inspector LeDuc: This building is closed.
[show's badge]
Inspector LeDuc: Who gave you a permit for this party?
Bouncer: Ask the boss inside.
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Soup Kitchen
Written by Grant Shanahan
Performed by Eva Trout
Courtesy of Trauma Records
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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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