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Full Moon High (1981)

A popular high school football player becomes a werewolf after a trip to Romania, and struggles to come to terms with his new reality.

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Larry Cohen

Writer:

Larry Cohen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Arkin ... Tony
Roz Kelly ... Jane
Ed McMahon ... Dad - Col. William P. Walker
Joanne Nail ... Ricky
Bill Kirchenbauer ... Flynn
Elizabeth Hartman ... Miss Montgomery
Louis Nye ... Reverend
Demond Wilson ... Cabbie-Busdriver
Jim J. Bullock ... Eddie (as Jm. Bullock)
James Dixon ... Deputy - Jack
Kenneth Mars ... The Coach - Principal Cleveland
Alan Arkin ... Dr. Brand
Tom Aldredge ... The Jailer
Pat Morita ... The Silversmith
Tom Clancy Tom Clancy ... Priest
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A popular high school football player becomes a werewolf after a trip to Romania, and struggles to come to terms with his new reality.

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A Humungous Comedy Hit! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Transylvanian Werewolf In America See more »

Filming Locations:

Lyndhurst, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The picture is a parody of the werewolf sub-genre of the horror genre but particularly spoofs the film I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957). The movie was one of four major werewolf comedies of the early to mid-1980s, the others being Teen Wolf (1985), Teen Wolf Too (1987) and An American Werewolf in London (1981). See more »

Goofs

When the kid is visiting his fathers grave at the cemetery the head stones side changes from a rough rocky surface to a smooth sharply cut one. It changes from a real head stone to a fake one when the father's name is shown. See more »

Quotes

Dad - Col. William P. Walker: Romania, it's quite a country. It's deep behind the Iron Curtain. It's steeped in the superstition of the Dark Ages. A country wrapped by ignorance and fear. You'll enjoy it.
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Connections

References Harold and Maude (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Full Moon Anthem
by Janelle Webb (as Janelle Webb Cohen) and Gary William Friedman
Vocal by Shezwae Powell
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I could've sworn I'd seen every bad, goofy comedy made....
31 October 2000 | by adle0103See all my reviews

But this morning it was on cable and I was amazed how something this silly got past me. Sure, if you watch it, don't expect any academy award nods... I think the makers of this film were looking to follow in the footsteps of airplane and other goofball flicks. Every paradox for every situation was used in this. And that's not bad... Every once in a while we need these no brainers to make us watch like zombies, just so we can say "Man this movie is so stupid, I can't wait to see what happens next". Remember, the 80's killed at flooding us with bad movies that we've seen 30 times (even if we don't admit it publicly).


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