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Teen Wolf (1985)

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An ordinary high school student discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself turning into a werewolf.

Director:

Rod Daniel

Writers:

Jeph Loeb (as Joseph Loeb III), Matthew Weisman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Fox ... Scott Howard
James Hampton ... Harold Howard
Susan Ursitti ... Boof
Jerry Levine ... Stiles
Matt Adler ... Lewis
Lorie Griffin ... Pamela
James MacKrell James MacKrell ... Mr. Thorne (as Jim MacKrell)
Mark Arnold ... Mick
Jay Tarses ... Coach Finstock
Mark Holton ... Chubby
Scott Paulin ... Kirk Lolley
Elizabeth Gorcey ... Tina
Melanie Manos Melanie Manos ... Gina
Doug Savant ... Brad
Charles Zucker Charles Zucker ... Malcolm
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Storyline

Meet Scott Howard, a struggling high school student with problems. He is on a lackluster basketball team with a lame duck coach, he is having problems getting noticed by the prettiest girl in his school, Pamela Wells (who already has a boyfriend who wants to ruin Scott's life named Mick McAllister). But in the middle of it all, he feels an effects of a dog whistle and he itches everywhere and even discovers that his nails are longer and sharp. When he came home from a party, he discovers his new problem. He is a half human-wolf hybrid. He tries to keep this a secret, but during a basketball game the secret comes out and it helped Scott to turn his life around, the basketball team starts to become a contender for the state championships. He became very popular, and he was discovered by Pamela, and begin to go out with each other (despite that Pamela is still going out with Mick). However, Scott's father warns him about turning into the wolf out of anger. Scott must watch his anger as ... Written by John Wiggins

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MICHAEL J. FOX is back from the future in a NEW COMEDY... See more »


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Trivia

Jay Tarses (Beavers' coach) was a writer, but he'd done some television acting, including Family Ties (1982) with Michael J. Fox. See more »

Goofs

The day after Scott learns he is a wolf, Pamela notices that "something is different about him". Scott closes his locker, but when Boof talks to him a few seconds later, the locker is open again. See more »

Quotes

Scott Howard: Listen, Stiles. Do you know anything about a rash that's going around?
Stiles: Why, you looking to catch something?
Scott Howard: No, I'm serious.
Stiles: No... but I heard Mr. Murphy, you know, the shop teacher?
Scott Howard: Yeah?
Stiles: Got his dick caught in a vacuum cleaner.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are shown as the crowd cheers and celebrates in slow motion. See more »

Alternate Versions

The cable TV version includes all four of the alternate scenes. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Not Another High School Show (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

WIN IN THE END
Music by Miles Goodman (uncredited)
Lyrics by Douglas Brayfield (uncredited)
Performed by Mark Safan
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I love this movie
18 April 2003 | by RNMortonSee all my reviews

I appreciate certain actors differently as time goes by. For me Michael J Fox has been on the upswing while others, like Steve Martin, are headed in the other direction. There's nothing particularly unique about any of the elements of this movie except maybe the combination of all of them. Fox finds he can transform into a werewolf with superhuman powers - his "problem" makes him the most popular guy in high school and creates a winning basketball team. Forget that the wolf playing Fox on the court must be twice his size and four times the athlete, this movie is just a lot of fun to watch, helped considerably by Hampton as the understanding dad and Ursitti as the under-appreciated girl friend. Very rewatchable.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,120,348, 25 August 1985

Gross USA:

$33,086,611

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,086,611
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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