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Teen Wolf (1985)

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He always wanted to be special... but he never expected this! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Teen Wolf See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$33,086,700
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Wolfkill Productions 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 extras were so excited to be a part of the movie, that Rod Daniel said he didn't even have to direct them. They showed up for all six days it took to film the basketball scenes. See more »

Goofs

In the game against the Cadets (first game in which Scott turns into the wolf), Scott is fouled right after the opening tip-off. As this was not a shooting foul or the 6th foul committed by the Cadets, Scott would not have been awarded any free throws. See more »

Quotes

Scott Howard: [Scott is at the party and approaches Pam]
[to Pam]
Scott Howard: Are you looking for someone in particular?
Pamela Wells: [to Scott, sarcastically] Not you!
[walks off]
Lisa 'Boof' Marconi: [to Scott drinking a beer] There you go! She said two words to you.
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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 cable TV version includes all four of the alternate scenes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cougar Town: Finding Out (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

WIN IN THE END
Music by Miles Goodman (uncredited)
Lyrics by Douglas Brayfield (uncredited)
Performed by Mark Safan
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Enjoyable, Albeit Cheesy Flick
26 February 2011 | by rneil95See all my reviews

Despite a thick layer of cheese poured over the entire film, "Teen Wolf" is a campy, classic comedy of the 80's. Michael J. Fox stars as Scott Howard, a high school student who's going through changes, one of which being that he happens to be a werewolf. He eventually is able to turn the situation positive when he uses his werewolf persona to become the star of the basketball team and the new cool guy on campus. This movie is incredibly entertaining despite being cheap-looking and cheesy at times. The story is clichéd by today's standards, and it feels slightly dated, but for me that just increases the likability of it. The jokes hit fast and funny, and there's numerous memorable scenes and it ends up leaving you desiring more, and that's always a good sign when you don't want the movie to be over. Even though we never got a good follow-up to Teen Wolf, the original is still a classic film that was a huge part of my childhood and to this day remains to be a really fun movie despite some plot holes and cheesy dialogue and whatnot. I highly recommend it


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