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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

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 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

The project came together when Michael J. Fox accepted the lead role and his Family Ties (1982) co-star Meredith Baxter became pregnant, which created a delay in the show's filming that allowed Fox time to complete filming, and then return to his television show. See more »

Goofs

On the way to the party when Stiles is surfing on top of the van, they pass the same "Jack in the Box" twice. See more »

Quotes

Stiles: Never say die.
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Crazy Credits

There is a line in the credits that says: Welcome Makenna Goodman.

Makenna is the daughter of Miles Goodman, who composed music for the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

The scenes added: -Styles trying to get a keg of beer from another liquor store. He explains to Louis that he saw it in a movie once. After he comes out of the store minus a keg and gets in the car he says it didn't work in the movie either.
  • When Scott says his goodbyes to Boof after walking her home, he is all of the sudden being chased by a pack of dogs. He is saved by the family dog, Daisy.
  • Scott is sitting on the porch with Daisy after coming home from the dance. He tells his father that he's decided to not become the wolf anymore. His father tells him he will use it when the time is right.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

WIN IN THE END
Music by Miles Goodman (uncredited)
Lyrics by Douglas Brayfield (uncredited)
Performed by Mark Safan
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User Reviews

This movie is awesome!!
12 January 2001 | by markrbryantSee all my reviews

How anyone could not like this film is beyond me! It has everything from really hot babes ,great comedy, a wicked and inspiring ending and ofcourse Michael J. Fox.

This movie also has a brilliant soundtrack including Mark Safan's "Win in the End". The cost of the rental is worth it for this song alone.

This movie is a must see for teens and adults alike. Anyone who likes seeing the good guys triumph and has a soft spot for regular joes getting the girl and achieving greatness will appreciate this.

You'll laugh, You'll cheer, You'll Howl!!!!!


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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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