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Release Date:
17 September 2001 (USA) See more »
In this town, mystery runs wild.
Set in the Pacific Northwest, this suspense thriller explores what happens when werewolves overtake a small Seattle suburb.
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 13 of 21)

Lou Diamond Phillips ... John Kanin / ... (10 episodes, 2001-2002)

Tim Matheson ... Sheriff Matthew Donner / ... (10 episodes, 2001-2002)

Paul Wesley ... Luke Cates (10 episodes, 2001-2002)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Sophia Donner / ... (10 episodes, 2001-2002)

Graham Greene ... Sherman Blackstone / ... (10 episodes, 2001-2002)

Mia Kirshner ... Ruby Cates (9 episodes, 2001-2002)

Scott Bairstow ... Tyler Creed (9 episodes, 2001-2002)

Sharon Lawrence ... Vivian Cates (9 episodes, 2001-2002)

Carmen Moore ... Deputy Molly Bloom / ... (9 episodes, 2001-2002)

Christian Bocher ... Buddy Hooks (7 episodes, 2001-2002)

Bruce McGill ... Willard Cates / ... (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Fiona Scott ... Presley (6 episodes, 2001-2002)

Kellie Waymire ... Miranda Devereaux (5 episodes, 2001-2002)

Series Directed by
Joe Chappelle (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Series Writing credits
John Leekley (10 episodes, 2001-2002)
Roger Director (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Rick Kellard (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Daniel Knauf (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Philip Levens (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
James Duff (2 episodes, 2002)

Series Produced by
Katie O'Hara .... associate producer (10 episodes, 2001-2002)
Roger Director .... consulting producer (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Alex Gansa .... executive producer (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Kathy Gilroy .... producer (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Rick Kellard .... executive producer (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
John Peter Kousakis .... co-executive producer (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Daniel Knauf .... consulting producer (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Toni Graphia .... co-executive producer (5 episodes, 2001)
James Duff .... co-executive producer (3 episodes, 2002)
Series Original Music by
David Schwartz (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Series Cinematography by
Barry Donlevy (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Series Film Editing by
Tom Walls (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jeff Hodge (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Martha Huntley (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Series Casting by
Debi Manwiller (8 episodes, 2001-2002)
Peggy Kennedy (7 episodes, 2001-2002)

Michelle Allen (unknown episodes)
Tami Nasu (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Mark S. Freeborn (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Series Art Direction by
Catherine Ircha (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Series Set Decoration by
Mark Lane (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Series Costume Design by
Sheila Bingham (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Series Makeup Department
Joann Fowler .... key makeup artist / make-up / ... (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Bill Terezakis .... special effects makeup / special makeup designer / ... (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Nancy Steyns .... hair stylist (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Fay von Schroeder .... makeup department head (3 episodes, 2001)
Patricia Murray .... special makeup effects artist (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Rachel Griffin .... special makeup effects artist (2 episodes, 2001)

Ryan Nicholson .... prosthetic corpse designer (unknown episodes)
M. Brando Pero .... assistant hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Mark Johnson .... executive in charge of production (8 episodes, 2001-2002)
Suzanne Coker .... post-production supervisor (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Kathy Gilroy .... unit production manager (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Hardy .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Roger Scott Russell .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Kathy Houghton .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Robert Randall .... first assistant director: second unit (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Greg Zenon .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Derek Hurst .... second assistant director: second unit (3 episodes, 2001)

Sirish Harman .... second assistant director: second unit (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Troy Eirich .... assistant property master (8 episodes, 2001-2002)
Christopher Cooper .... property master (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Paul Rinaldi .... construction coordinator (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jim LeBlanc .... property master (2 episodes, 2001)

Jenny Seinen .... head painter (unknown episodes)
Dennis Simard .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Stephen Fitzmaurice .... re-recording mixer / sound re-recording mixer (10 episodes, 2001-2002)
Victor Iorillo .... supervising sound editor (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Larry Stensvold .... re-recording mixer (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Michael T. Williamson .... sound mixer (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Mark Cookson .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2001)
Fred Judkins .... supervising sound editor (2 episodes, 2001)

Rory O'Neill .... sound assistant: day call (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Bob Comer .... special effects coordinator (8 episodes, 2001-2002)

Dan Keeler .... special effects first assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Dan Brittain .... digital artist (1 episode, 2001)
John van Barneveld .... visual effects artist (1 episode, 2001)
Series Stunts
Lou Bollo .... stunt coordinator (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jim Dunn .... stunt performer / stunts (4 episodes, 2001-2002)

Laura Lee Connery .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Crystal Dalman .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Mike Desabrais .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Duane Dickinson .... stunt double: Scott Bairstow (unknown episodes)
Leslie McMichael .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Benoît Lamarche .... key grip (10 episodes, 2001-2002)
Richard Buckmaster .... gaffer (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Ted Smith .... first assistant b camera (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Lynne Kam .... best boy grip (8 episodes, 2001-2002)
Cory Budney .... first assistant camera (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Sean Esler .... second assistant camera (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Craig Jones .... best boy electric (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Wayne MacConnell .... camera operator (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Dan Mannix .... b-camera operator (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Scott Kozak .... grip (6 episodes, 2001)

Joel Ransom .... director of photography: second unit (unknown episodes)
Randy Stamhuis .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Lance White .... video playback operator (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Michelle Allen .... casting: Canada (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Donna Ekholdt .... executive in charge of casting (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Tami Nasu .... casting: Canada (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Lisa Ratke .... extras casting (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Michelle Anderson .... casting assistant (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patrick Gray .... truck costumer (10 episodes, 2001-2002)
Rena Campbell .... costume coordinator (3 episodes, 2001)
Barb Nixon .... costumer (3 episodes, 2001)
Charron Hume .... costumer (2 episodes, 2001)
Series Editorial Department
John Potter .... color timer (10 episodes, 2001-2002)
Gigi Rivkin .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Cindy Azada Whitman .... post-production coordinator (4 episodes, 2002)
Sue Kesler .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jade Zachman .... post-production assistant (2 episodes, 2002)
Series Music Department
Erica Weis .... music editor / orchestrator / ... (8 episodes, 2001-2002)
Celest Ray .... music coordinator (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Steve Durkee .... score mixer (4 episodes, 2001)
Series Transportation Department
James J. Perenseff Jr. .... transportation coordinator (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Will Sickles .... transport (6 episodes, 2001)
James Perenseff .... transportation captain / transportation coordinator (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Dennis Stone .... transportation captain (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Series Other crew
Philip Levens .... executive story editor (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Ana Oparnica .... assistant to co-executive producer (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Thomas Cobb .... title designer (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
George Montgomery .... title designer (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Helga Ungurait .... script supervisor (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Rey Astronomo .... computer/video playback operator (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Katie Forss .... assistant accountant (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jennifer Metcalf .... production coordinator: second unit / assistant production coordinator (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Wendy O'Neill .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Scott Steyns .... playback coordinator (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
John Leekley .... consultant (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Gary Rieck .... script coordinator (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Chera Bailey .... stand-in (5 episodes, 2001)
Clark Candy .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Roberta Cenedese .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Byron McKim .... location manager (3 episodes, 2002)

Melissa Anderson .... assistant to executive producer (unknown episodes)
Michael Chmara .... production office assistant (unknown episodes)
Blake Danforth .... title designer (unknown episodes)
Dave Joshi .... computer playback operator (unknown episodes)
Alley Mercedes .... voice looping (unknown episodes)
John Narun .... title designer (unknown episodes)
Andrew Simpson .... animal coordinator (unknown episodes)
Suzanne E. Smith .... accounts payable clerk (unknown episodes)
Jamie Reid Tait .... production assistant (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

60 min (9 episodes)
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The first five episodes originally aired on CBS, but didn't fare well in the ratings, and was cancelled. Five months later, UPN aired the show after where CBS left off, by replaying most of the episodes, then airing the final four episodes, that CBS decided not to air.See more »
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20 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Very interesting werewolf show ..., 16 August 2005
Author: Noel (Teknofobe70) from Bromsgrove, England

"The moon ... is it my imagination, or is it always full around here?"

Exactly how many countless "X-Files" episodes were set in a "small Pacific Northwestern town"? And wasn't it also the setting for David Lynch's "Twin Peaks"? I don't know what it is about that area of the US which makes it the perfect setting for a small town supernatural melodrama such as "Wolf Lake", but it definitely works.

The show follows Seattle detective John Kanin (Lou Diamond Phillips), who travels to Wolf Lake in search of his kidnapped girlfriend Ruby Cates (Mia Kirshner). He discovers that Ruby's parents are in fact in charge of the town, with the town mayor Willard Cates (Bruce McGill) seeming to have complete power along with his wife Vivian (Sharon Lawrence). They also have a rebellious son named Luke (Paul Wasilewski). The other important figure in the town is the Sheriff, Matthew Donner (Tim Matheson), whose daughter Sophia (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is the object of Luke's affections. Wolf Lake is populated by other colourful characters, such as the mysterious Native American teacher Sherman Blackstone (Graham Greene), the villainous Tyler Creed (Scott Bairstow) and world-weary bar singer Miranda Devereaux (Kellie Waymire).

It does sound a lot like "Twin Peaks", doesn't it? Of course there was no way it was ever going to match up to the inspired weirdness of David Lynch's vision, arguably one of the best things ever to be shown on television -- but it's still very good. All of the supernatural events that take place in Wolf Lake can be explained by the fact that half of the townspeople are in fact part of a pack of werewolves who are battling for their own survival. They are ruled over by the town mayor Willard Cates, but there is a power struggle going on between Sheriff Donner, who is uncomfortable with his werewolf heritage and chooses not to transform, and Tyler Creed, who believes that their kind are superior to humans and need not be afraid of what they are. The actors playing these vital roles are invariably reliable, along with the rest of what is really a very strong ensemble cast.

Unfortunately, the series only ran for nine episodes and ended on a completely unresolved note, apparently the victim of unsatisfactory ratings. But well it lasts, what we have here is a finely crafted supernatural melodrama that ought to satisfy both "X-files" fans and werewolf fanatics. This is a fine example of cult television that was sadly axed before it's time, but still certainly worth checking out if you can get hold of a copy.

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