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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

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was delayed from it's original Spring 1985 release date because of Back to the Future (1985), which would go on to become the blockbuster at Universal, as Paramount and the production company, Atlantic Releasing Corporation wanted to capitalize on Michael J. Fox's new found stardom. The film would go on to be a surprise hit. See more »

Goofs

During the big game, the coach says to a player, "That's a purple heart, kid." By watching his mouth, it's clear that he is simply chewing bubble gum, and not talking. See more »

Quotes

Dragons Basketball Coach: You want to forfeit the game?
Coach Finstock: Yeah, what's wrong with that?
Dragons Basketball Coach: No.
Coach Finstock: No?
Dragons Basketball Coach: My players have league scoring records at stake. It wouldn't be fair to them.
Coach Finstock: I just thought figured you quit now, you can beat the 5 o'clock traffic.
Dragons Basketball Coach: There's a lot to learn from losing.
Coach Finstock: Alright, we'll play, if it's that big a deal 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 television version takes out two scenes and adds three scenes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Snoop Dogg/Avril Lavigne (2004) 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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User Reviews

GRRRRRREEEEEAAAATTTT Movie
11 March 2001 | by wyattdonnellySee all my reviews

I Wyatt Donnelly Consider myself as being one of the biggest Teenwolf fans in the world and if you have not seen it then shame on you it has a great cast and Michael J Fox is much better here than he is in Back to the future and Hollywood High it also contains the best soundtrack in the world with songs like win in the end and silhouette. The burman studios have done a great job making Michael look just like a teenwolf and also his dad Herald Howard if Teenwolf has taught me anything it is to respect everyone and now i am a better person i will leave with a suitable quote from the movie "It didn't miss me dad it landed right on my face" Wyatt Donnelly


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