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The Wolfman (2010)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  12 February 2010 (USA)
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Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf.

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Lawrence Talbot's childhood ended the night his mother died. His father sent him from the sleepy Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor to an insane asylum, then he goes to America. When his brother's fiancée, Gwen Conliffe, tracks him down to help find her missing love, Talbot returns to his father's estate to learn that his brother's mauled body has been found. Reunited with his estranged father, Lawrence sets out to find his brother's killer... and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself. Someone or something with brute strength and insatiable blood lust has been killing the villagers, and a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector named Aberline comes to investigate. Written by Anonymous

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When the moon is full the legend comes to life See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for bloody horror violence and gore | See all certifications »

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12 February 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El hombre lobo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,367,849 (UK) (12 February 2010)

Gross:

$61,937,495 (USA) (26 March 2010)
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This is Benicio Del Toro's second time playing a "wolfman". His very first feature film role was that of a "dog-faced boy" in Pee Wee Herman's Big Top Pee-wee (1988) (which its music was also scored by Danny Elfman). See more »

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Gwen regrets getting Lawrence involved, saying that if she had never sent him that letter, he would still be in New York. She sent Lawrence a letter when Ben went missing in the theatrical version, but in the extended cut she went to tell him in person instead. Yet the "letter" line is retained in both versions even though it doesn't make sense in the latter. See more »

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Sir John Talbot: [from trailer] Terrible things Lawrence, you've done terrible things.
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The Universal logo at the start is the one from the 1940s, as a homage to the time when the original Wolfman was made. See more »

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References The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) See more »

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Excellent Interpretation
8 June 2010 | by (Bloomington, IL) – See all my reviews

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Briefly, I must say this film exceeded my expectations. The role of father and son in the original film, as played by Lon Chaney, Jr and Claude Raines, was key to Talbot's tragedy. Here, Johnston and company have successfully upped the ante, and the father/son relationship becomes pivotal. The film asks where is the line between beast and man?; but I think it's really trying to say "When do children become their own person? Where does that line lie?"

And how much fun to see Abberline back at work? Wonderful and highly recommend, especially to fans of Classic Universal Horror.


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