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The Werewolf of Washington (1973)

PG | | Comedy, Horror | October 1973 (USA)
A reporter who has had an affair with the daughter of the U.S. President is sent to Hungary. There he is bitten by a werewolf, and then gets transferred back to Washington, where he gets a ... See full summary »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Stockwell ... Jack Whittier
Katalin Kallay Katalin Kallay ... Giselle
Henry Ferrentino Henry Ferrentino ... Beal
Despo Diamantidou ... Gypsy Woman (as Despo)
Thayer David ... Inspector
Nancy Andrews Nancy Andrews ... Mrs. Margie Captree
Clifton James ... Attorney General
Biff McGuire ... President
Jack Waltzer Jack Waltzer ... Appointments Secretary
Ben Yaffee Ben Yaffee ... Mr. Captree
Jane House Jane House ... Marion
Beeson Carroll ... Commander Salmon
Jacqueline Brookes ... Angela - Publisher
Barbara Spiegel Barbara Spiegel ... Hippie
Thurman Scott Thurman Scott ... Hippie (as Thurmon Scott)


A reporter who has had an affair with the daughter of the U.S. President is sent to Hungary. There he is bitten by a werewolf, and then gets transferred back to Washington, where he gets a job as press assistant to the President. Then bodies start turning up in D.C. . . . Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A werewolf is loose in the White House! See more »


Comedy | Horror


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This film is a satire on politics in Washington during the early 1970s, mainly prompted by the Watergate scandal. See more »


At about the 47 minute mark, the werewolf bursts out of the darkness at center screen to attack the Hippy Chick in the phone booth. Unfortunately, the actor, as he mounts the stairs from the left seconds before to get into position, breaks out of the light shadow enough to distract from the 'boo' effect. See more »


Commander Salmon: What does the Pentagon have to do with this?
Jack Whittier: [agitated] The pent-a-gram! The five-pointed STAR!
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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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Not Quite as Bad as the Bush Administration
7 February 2007 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This thing is all tongue in cheek. And in some ways it's a bit charming. The president and all his people are a bunch of clueless idiots. If it weren't for six years ago, I would have said this was impossible. Of course, it was 1973 and the country was reeling from Watergate. There was racial tension and distrust. Now we have Dean Stockwell whose career has been dotted with psychos and weirdos. He finds himself at the end of the werewolf chain, having been bitten in Hungary. He serves as press secretary with the mild inconvenience of turning into a werewolf when the moon is full. He kills a little, bowls a little, terrorizes people in telephone booths. He suspects what has happened to him but, of course. no one will buy it. To the bitter end, the President of the United States is insincere and manipulative (and stupid). The film is pretty predictable, but its comic moments are the best. Don't expect to take this seriously. Maybe a scholar will look at it and see it as pure satire. Unfortunately, it's not that good.

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October 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Werewolf at Midnight See more »


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$100,000 (estimated)
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