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A New York cop investigates a series of brutal deaths that resemble animal attacks.

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Dewey Wilson
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Rebecca Neff
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Eddie Holt
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Whittington
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Ferguson
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Warren
Dehl Berti ...
Old Indian
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Ross
Sam Gray ...
Mayor
Ralph Bell ...
Commissioner
Max M. Brown ...
Christopher van der Veer
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Pauline van der Veer
Sarah Felder ...
Cicely Rensselaer
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Morgue Attendant (as Reginald Vel Johnson)
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Baldy
John McCurry ...
Sayad Alve
Chris Manor ...
Janitor
Donald Symington ...
Lawyer
Jeffery Ware ...
Interrogation Operator
E. Brian Dean ...
Fouchek
Jeffery V. Thompson ...
Harrison (as Jeffery Thompson)
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Roundenbush
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Scola
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Policeman
Raymond Serra ...
Detective (as Ray Serra)
Thomas Ryan ...
Detective
Tony Latham ...
Victim
David Connell ...
Victim
Jery Hewitt ...
Victim
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Fat Jogger in Park (as Ray Brocksmith)
Michael Wadleigh ...
Terrorist Informer
Joaquin Rainbow ...
Native American
John Ferraro ...
Native American
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Native American
Glenn Benoit ...
Native American
Eddy Navas ...
Native American
Ricky Hawkeye ...
Native American
Pete Dyer ...
Native American
Paul Skyhorse ...
Native American
Gordon Eagle ...
Native American
Javier First-Day-Of-Light ...
Native American
George Stonefish ...
Native American
Julie Evening Lilly ...
Native American
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Native American
Annie Gagen ...
ESS Operator
Max Goff ...
ESS Operator
Cullen Johnson ...
ESS Operator
Robert L. King ...
ESS Operator
Robert Moberly ...
ESS Operator
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ESS Operator
Tony Stratta ...
ESS Operator
William Sheridan ...
ESS Operator
Linda Gary ...
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ESS Voice (voice) (as Charles Howerdton)
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Patricia Parris ...
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Dan Sturkie ...
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Diane Bivens ...
Revolutionary Woman (uncredited)
Robert Dahdah ...
Crowd (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Angel Ramirez Jr. ...
Wild Boy (uncredited)
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Drunken Bar Owner (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michael Wadleigh

Written by

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Whitley Strieber ... (based on the novel by)
 
David Eyre ... (screen story) and
Michael Wadleigh ... (screen story)
 
David Eyre ... (screenplay) and
Michael Wadleigh ... (screenplay)
 
Eric Roth ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Rupert Hitzig ... producer
Alan King ... executive producer
Michael Wadleigh ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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James Horner

Cinematography by

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Gerry Fisher

Film Editing by

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Marshall M. Borden
Martin J. Bram ... (as Martin Bram)
Dennis Dolan
Chris Lebenzon

Editorial Department

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Terrisa Algarin ... apprentice editor
Donah Bassett ... negative editor
Mary Bauer ... assistant editor
Destiny Borden ... apprentice editor
Marshall M. Borden ... post-production executive
Anita Brandt Burgoyne ... apprentice editor (as Anita Brandt)
Cathy Carr ... negative editor
Arthur Coburn ... post-production coordinator
Rudolph Freeman ... assistant editor
Thure Gustafson ... assistant editor
Howard Heard ... assistant editor
Robert W. Hedland ... assistant editor: New York
Darren T. Holmes ... apprentice editor (as Darren Holmes)
Milan Klein ... assistant editor
Kevin Lee ... assistant editor: New York
Jordan Leondopoulos ... editor: New York
Richard Nord ... assistant editor: New York
Cecilia Reyes ... apprentice editor
William Sands ... assistant editor
Randy D. Thornton ... assistant editor (as Randy Thornton)
Jacque Elaine Toberen ... post-production coordinator (as Jacque Toberen)
Camilla Toniolo ... assistant editor: New York
Tracy Granger ... assistant/apprentice editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Cis Corman

Production Design by

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Paul Sylbert

Art Direction by

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David Chapman

Set Decoration by

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Alan Hicks

Costume Design by

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John Boxer

Makeup Department

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Frank Bianco ... hair stylist
Carl Fullerton ... special effects makeup
Allen Weisinger ... makeup artist
Michael R. Thomas ... gore makeup (uncredited)

Production Management

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G. Mac Brown ... assistant production manager
William C. Gerrity ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Steve Barnett ... first assistant director
Steven Felder ... first assistant director
Alex Hapsas ... first assistant director
Hall Hitzig ... second assistant director
Rupert Hitzig ... second unit director
Deborah L. Marrs ... dga trainee (as Debbie Marrs)
Stephen A. Glanzrock ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Billy Bishop ... prop assistant (as William Bishop)
Edward Garzero ... master scenic artist
James Halligan ... construction grip (as Jim Halligan)
Richard Hughes ... master scenic artist
Herbert F. Mulligan ... set dresser (as Herb Mulligan)
Carlos Quiles ... chief carpenter (as Carlos Quiles Sr.)
Jimmy Raitt ... property master
Eoin Sprott ... art director: special props (as Eion Sprott)
Bobby Wilson ... prop assistant
Polly Wood-Holland ... scenic artist (as Polly Wood Holland)
George Kousoulides ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Richard M. Kristy ... lead man: second unit (uncredited)
Richard Shelton ... painter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Lon Bender ... sound effects editor (as Lon E. Bender)
Jay Cassidy ... dialogue editor
James A. Corbett ... re-recording mixer
Joanne D'Antonio ... dialogue editor
Jill Demby Guest ... dialogue editor (as Jill Demby)
John Duffy ... sound effects editor
John Fundus ... boom operator
Stan Gilbert ... sound effects editor
Robert Grieve ... sound effects designer / sound effects supervisor
Scott Hecker ... foley sound editor
Randy Kelley ... sound effects editor
Andrew London ... sound effects designer / sound effects supervisor
John M. Lowry ... assistant sound effects editor (as John M. Lowery)
Dennis Maitland ... sound mixer (as Dennis Maitland Sr.)
Kim Maitland ... sound recordist
Charles McCann ... dialogue editor
Anthony Milch ... sound effects editor
Michael Minkler ... re-recording mixer
Donald Ortiz ... assistant sound effects editor
Ken S. Polk ... re-recording mixer
Bruce Richardson ... sound effects editor (as Paul Bruce Richardson)
John Roesch ... foley sound designer / foley sound supervisor
Robert R. Rutledge ... foley sound designer / foley sound editor / foley sound supervisor
Marvin Walowitz ... sound effects editor
Burton Weinstein ... dialogue editor
Jim Bryan ... sound editor (uncredited)
Samuel C. Crutcher ... sound editor/design (uncredited)
Gary A. Hecker ... foley artist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Connie Brink ... special effects (as Conrad Brink)
Ron Ottesen ... special effects
Brian Bevis ... special effects crew (uncredited)
Bill Traynor ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Robert Blalack ... special visual effects
Beth Block ... optical supervisor: Praxis
Betzy Bromberg ... visual effects group: Praxis
Laurel Klick ... visual effects group: Praxis
Candace Lewis ... visual effects group: Praxis (as Candy Lewis)
Sarah Pasanen ... visual effects group: Praxis
Chris Regan ... visual effects group: Praxis
Nancy Rushlow ... visual effects group: Praxis
Donna Tracy ... visual effects group: Praxis
Anne Van Der Vort ... visual effects group: Praxis (as Anne Van derVort)
Max W. Anderson ... visual effects (uncredited)
David Merritt ... visual effects group: Praxis (uncredited)
Jonathan Seay ... visual effects cameraman (uncredited)

Stunts

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Bill Anagnos ... stunts
Glenn Benoit ... stunts
Lisa Cain ... stunts (as Lisa A. Cain)
Tony Farentino ... stunts
Janis Feiger ... stunts
Tim Gallin ... stunts
Ricky Hawkeye ... stunts
Jery Hewitt ... stunts
Steve James ... stunts
Richard Kline ... stunts
Victor Magnotta ... stunt coordinator (as Vic Magnotta)
Pete Miller ... stunts
Edgard Mourino ... stunts (as Edgard L. Mourino)
Eddy Navas ... stunts
Joaquin Rainbow ... stunts
Konrad Sheehan ... stunts
Tony Stratta ... stunts
Nicholas Toth ... stunts
Victoria Vanderkloot ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Fredric Abeles ... director of photography: New York (as Fred Abeles)
Bob Bailin ... insert photography (as Robert Bailin)
Don Biller ... second assistant camera
Garrett Brown ... steadicam photographer
John Burke ... electrician (as John F. Burke)
Michael F. Burke ... electrician (as Mike F Burke)
Ted Churchill ... additional Steadicam operator
Ken Connors ... best boy
John Donohue ... grip
Russell Engels ... gaffer (as Rusty Engels)
Christopher T. Gerrity ... grip (as Chris Gerrity)
Michael Ginsburg ... still photographer
Chris Hayes ... first assistant camera
Jim Hovey ... first assistant camera
Dan Lerner ... additional Steadicam operator
Billy Miller ... key grip
Mike Miller ... grip
Tom Priestley Jr. ... camera operator (as Tom Priestly)
Andy Romanoff ... Louma Crane / crane operator: Louma crane (as Andrew Romanoff)
Don Stern ... insert photography
Ronald Vidor ... cinematography: california unit / steadicam operator: california unit
Joseph Di Pasquale ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Vinnie Gerardo ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Sal Martorano ... electrician (uncredited)
Tom Volpe ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Joy Todd ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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William Loger ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Brooke Kennedy ... assistant location coordinator
Peter R. McIntosh ... location unit manager

Music Department

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Bob Badami ... music editor (as Robert Badami)
Kenneth Karman ... music editor
Dan Wallin ... music scoring mixer
James Horner ... conductor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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James Fanning ... transportation captain
Patrick Hogan ... driver
Bobby Marsh ... driver

Other crew

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Patricia Barrow ... photo researcher (as Pat Barrow) / production assistant (as Pat Barrow)
Susan Bednarczyk ... assistant production coordinator
Jack Benson ... production assistant
Michael Besman ... production assistant
Destiny Borden ... assistant to producer
Timothy J. Burke ... production assistant (as Timothy Burke)
Al Cerullo ... helicopter pilot
Jackie Coogan Jr. ... Double for Albert Finney (as Anthony Coogan)
Martha De Laurentiis ... assistant: Cis Corman (as Martha Schumacher)
David De Lia ... production assistant
Michael Doret ... title treatment
Jonathan Filley ... production assistant
Wayne Fitzgerald ... titles
Janiss Garza ... production assistant
Sidney Gecker ... script supervisor
Dulcinda Gose ... researcher
Daniel D. Halleck ... production assistant (as Dan Halleck)
Jeff D. Haynes ... animal trainer
Ralph Helfer ... animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us]
Joe Hornok ... animal trainer (as Joe Hornak)
John Kane ... unit publicist
Anne Kingman Page ... assistant: Mr. Wadleigh
Adeline Leonard Seakwood ... production coordinator
Paula Mazur ... production assistant
Lauren McGowan ... production assistant
Bruce Sands ... production assistant
Patricia Sibley ... assistant to producer
Lucille Smith ... production accountant (as Lucille Masone Cannon)
Bruce Stoff ... production assistant
George Toth ... animals technical supervisor (as George N. Toth)
Nicholas Toth ... animal trainer (as Nicholas S. Toth)
Helena Walsh ... animal trainer (as Helena T. Walsh)
Jerry Winikoff ... production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A city cop is assigned to solve a bizarre set of violent murders where it appears that the victoms were killed by animals. In his pursuit he learns of an Indian legend about wolf spirits. Written by K. Rose

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Taglines Silent, unseen, the creatures live among us... and hunt. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Lobos humanos (Spain)
  • Wolfen - La belva immortale (Italy)
  • Λυκάνθρωποι (Greece)
  • Cidade em Pânico (Portugal)
  • Вълци (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 115 min
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Box Office

Budget $17,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $3,037,911, 26 Jul 1981

Did You Know?

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Trivia Dustin Hoffman seriously wanted to play the role of Dewey Wilson, but was refused the part by director Michael Wadleigh who really wanted to work with Albert Finney, who was his favorite actor. It was the only time in his career that Hoffman was rejected for a part. See more »
Goofs When the doctor is riding his motorbike through the tunnel and spots the wolf, he is mouthing "Help me," repeatedly, but we don't hear his voice. At the end, he says, "Oh my god," but is still mouthing, "Help me." See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Trailer Trauma 3: 80s Horrorthon (2017). See more »
Soundtracks Jitterbug Boy See more »
Quotes Edddie Holt: It's not wolves, it's Wolfen. For 20,000 years Wilson- ten times your fucking Christian era- the 'skins and wolves, the great hunting nations, lived together, nature in balance. Then the slaughter came.
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