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An American Werewolf in London ()


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Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations.
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Truck Driver
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David Kessler
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Jack Goodman
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Dart Player
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Chess Player
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Barmaid
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2nd Chess Player
Sean Baker ...
2nd Dart Player
Paddy Ryan ...
First Werewolf
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Nurse Alex Price
Anne-Marie Davies ...
Nurse Susan Gallagher
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Dr. J. S. Hirsch
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Mr. Collins / Miss Piggy
Don McKillop ...
Inspector Villiers
Paul Kember ...
Sergeant McManus
Colin Fernandes ...
Benjamin
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Hospital Porter
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Kermit the Frog (archiveFootage)
Michele Brisigotti ...
Rachel Kessler
Mark Fisher ...
Max Kessler
Gordon Sterne ...
Mr. Kessler
Paula Jacobs ...
Mrs. Kessler
Claudine Bowyer ...
Creepy Little Girl
Johanna Crayden ...
Creepy Little Girl
Nina Carter ...
Naughty Nina
Geoffrey Burridge ...
Harry Berman
Brenda Cavendish ...
Judith Browns
Christopher Scoular ...
Sean
Mary Tempest ...
Sean's Wife
Cynthia Powell ...
Sister Hobbs
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Alf
Frank Singuineau ...
Ted
Will Leighton ...
Joseph
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Gerald Bringsley
Elizabeth Bradley ...
Woman in Zoo
Rufus Deakin ...
Little Boy with Balloons
Lesley Ward ...
Little Boy's Mother
George Hilsdon ...
News Vendor
Gerry Lewis ...
Man in Bus Queue
Denis Fraser ...
2nd Man in Bus Queue (as Dennis Fraser)
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Taxi Driver
Peter Ellis ...
Bobby in Trafalgar Square
Denise Stephens ...
Girl in Trafalgar Square
Christine Hargreaves ...
Ticket Lady
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Brenda Bristols - 'See You Next Wednesday' Cast
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Lance Boyle - 'See You Next Wednesday' Cast (as Lucienne Morgan)
Dave Cooper ...
Chris Bailey - 'See You Next Wednesday' Cast (as Gypsy Dave Cooper)
Susan Spencer ...
Georgia Bailey - 'See You Next Wednesday' Cast
Bob Babenia ...
Usher
Ken Sicklen ...
Bobby at Cinema
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Bobby at Cinema
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Assorted Police
Keith Hodiak ...
Assorted Police
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Assorted Police
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Assorted Police
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lewis Alexander ...
Passerby (uncredited)
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Bus Driver (uncredited)
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Police Officer (uncredited)
Kevin Brennan ...
Werewolf (uncredited)
John Cannon ...
Villager (uncredited)
Simon van Collem ...
Shop Owner (uncredited)
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Man Outside Cinema (uncredited)
Ryan Folsey ...
Kid in trafalgar square (uncredited)
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Hospital Porter (uncredited)
Brendan Hughes ...
Werewolf (uncredited)
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Man Being Smashed into Window (uncredited)
Aileen Lewis ...
Passerby (uncredited)
Ralph Morse ...
Punk on Tube (uncredited)
James Payne ...
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
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Taxi Driver Who Crashes His Cab (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Landis

Written by

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John Landis ... (written by)

Produced by

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George Folsey Jr. ... producer
Peter Guber ... executive producer
Jon Peters ... executive producer

Music by

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Elmer Bernstein

Cinematography by

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Robert Paynter ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Malcolm Campbell

Editorial Department

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Simon Battersby ... associate editor
Clive Hartley ... assistant editor
Anna Ksiezopolska ... assistant editor
Steve Maguire ... assistant editor
Jonathan Lucas ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Debbie McWilliams

Art Direction by

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Leslie Dilley

Costume Design by

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Deborah Nadoolman

Makeup Department

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Elaine Alexander ... special makeup effects crew (as Elaine Baker)
Rick Baker ... special makeup effects designer and creator
Doug Beswick ... special makeup effects crew
Kevin Brennan ... special makeup effects crew
Robin Grantham ... makeup artist
Tom Hester ... special makeup effects crew
Steve Johnson ... special makeup effects crew
Beryl Lerman ... makeup artist
Shawn McEnroe ... special makeup effects crew (as Sean McEnrow)
Barry Richardson ... hairdresser
Joseph Ross ... special makeup effects crew (as Joe Ross)
Bill Sturgeon ... special makeup effects crew
Craig Reardon ... special makeup effects crew (uncredited)

Production Management

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Joyce Herlihy ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Russell Lodge ... third assistant director
Michael Murray ... second assistant director (as Mike Murray)
David Tringham ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Peter Childs ... assistant art director
Frederick Crawford ... supervising rigger
Len Day ... carpenter
Len Furey ... construction manager
Tommy Green ... painter
Bill Grzesik ... plasterer
Fred Gunning ... supervising carpenter
Bill Hargreaves ... props
Derek Ixer ... dressing props
Dave Jordan ... property master
Tim Murphy ... rigger
Vince Murphy ... supervising stagehand
Keith Pain ... assistant art director
Sid Palmer ... prop buyer (as Sidney Palmer)
Brian Payne ... props
John Roberts ... supervising painter
Thomas Tarry ... supervising plasterer (as Tom Tarry)
Simon Wakefield ... set dresser
Michael Wells ... stagehand
Tony Wheeler ... dressing props
Bob McLing ... assistant property master (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Don Banks ... sound assistant
Roy Benson ... assistant sound editor
Gerry Humphreys ... dubbing mixer
Tony Lenny ... foley
Rocky Phelan ... assistant sound editor
John Poyner ... sound editor
Don Sharpe ... sound editor
Ivan Sharrock ... sound mixer
Ken Weston ... boom operator
Rowland Fowles ... boom operator (uncredited)
Richard Lightman ... special sound effects creator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Neil Corbould ... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Martin Gutteridge ... special effects (uncredited)
Garth Inns ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Costas Charitou ... titles & opticals: Camera Effects Ltd (uncredited)
David Smith ... optical cameraman: Camera Effects Ltd (uncredited)

Stunts

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Roy Alon ... stunts
Vic Armstrong ... stunts
Ken Barker ... stunts
Dickey Beer ... stunts (as Dickie Beer)
Marc Boyle ... stunts
Sue Crosland ... stunts
Clive Curtis ... stunts
Peter Diamond ... stunts
Tracey Eddon ... stunts
Sadie Eden ... stunts
Terry Forrestal ... stunts
Romo Gorrara ... stunts (as Romo Gomarra)
Fred Haggerty ... stunts
Frank Henson ... stunts
Nick Hobbs ... stunts
Billy Horrigan ... stunts
Arthur Howell ... stunts
Alf Joint ... stunt gaffer
Carl La Fong ... stunts
Gareth Milne ... stunts
Valentino Musetti ... stunts (as Val Musetti)
Terence Plummer ... stunts (as Terry Plummer)
Greg Powell ... stunts
Doug Robinson ... stunts
Ken Sheppard ... stunts (as Ken Shepherd)
Colin Skeaping ... stunts (as Colin Skeeping)
Tony Smart ... stunts
Rocky Taylor ... stunts
Terry Walsh ... stunts
Paul Weston ... stunts
Nick Wilkinson ... stunts
Vic Armstrong ... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited)
John Landis ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Michael Anderson ... clapper loader
Alan Barry ... best boy
Peter Bloor ... electrician
Denis Fraser ... grip (as Dennis Fraser)
David Garfath ... camera operator
Maurice Gillett ... gaffer
Malcolm MacIntosh ... steadicam operator (as Malcolm McIntosh)
Robin McDonald ... steadicam operator
Bill Nicholson ... electrician
Jeff Paynter ... focus
Barry Peake ... still photographer
Mickie Rowsome ... genny operator
Toby Tyler ... electrician
Ray Andrew ... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Robert Willoughby ... special still photographer (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Michael Chinich ... casting: Los Angeles
Dee Dee Wehle ... casting: New York

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ian Hickinbotham ... wardrobe master
Keith Morton ... men's wardrobe
Sue Wain ... women's wardrobe

Location Management

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Ray Freeborn ... location manager
Joseph Ross ... location crew (uncredited)

Music Department

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Michael Clifford ... music editor

Transportation Department

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Dave Bickers ... action vehicles coordinator

Other crew

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Martin Ford ... runner
Linda Gregory ... assistant accountant
Sara Keene ... unit publicist
Pamela Mann ... continuity
Derrick Norwood ... assistant accountant (as Derek Norwood)
Jennie Raglan ... production assistant
Maggie Southam ... producer's secretary
Sam Williams ... financial administrator
Rick Baker ... puppeteer (uncredited)
Robin Demetriou ... cast and crew chef (uncredited)
Wayne Docksey ... animal master (uncredited)
Bill Sturgeon ... puppeteer (uncredited)

Thanks

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Jim Henson ... thanks (as Mr. Jim Henson)
James C. O'Rourke ... dedicatee (as Jim O'Rourke)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Two American college students are on a walking tour of Britain and are attacked by a werewolf. One is killed, the other is mauled. The werewolf is killed but reverts to its human form, and the local townspeople are unwilling to acknowledge its existence. The surviving student begins to have nightmares of hunting on four feet at first but then finds that his friend and other recent victims appear to him, demanding that he commit suicide to release them from their curse, being trapped between worlds because of their unnatural deaths. Written by John Vogel

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Taglines John Landis - the director of Animal House brings you a different kind of animal. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The American Werewolf (Philippines, English title)
  • Le loup-garou de Londres (France)
  • American Werewolf (Germany)
  • Un hombre lobo americano en Londres (Spain)
  • Kurt adam Londra'da (Turkey, Turkish title)
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Runtime
  • 97 min
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Box Office

Budget $10,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $60,565,292

Did You Know?

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Trivia This is the first film to earn the Academy Award for Best Make-up. That category was created in 1981. See more »
Goofs When the werewolf is seen approaching the escalator in the Tottenham Court Road underground station, a foot of one of the crew pushing the werewolf along is clearly visible at the end of the shot. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Poppers (1984). See more »
Soundtracks Blue Moon See more »
Crazy Credits Lyncanthrope Films Limited wishes to extend its heartfelt congratulations to Lady Diana Spencer and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales on the occasion of their marriage - July 29th 1981. See more »
Quotes [trying to get arrested in Trafalgar Square]
David: Queen Elizabeth is a man! Prince Charles is a faggot! Winston Churchill was full of shit! Shakespeare's French!
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