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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

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MICHAEL J. FOX is back from the future in a NEW COMEDY... 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

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,120,348, 25 August 1985

Gross USA:

$33,086,611

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,086,611
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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

Writers Jeph Loeb and Matthew Wiseman would go onto write the hit film, Commando (1985), which would come out two months later and would set a record for the fastest filming and post-production schedule from start to finish, as filming started in April 1985, and ended in June, and all post-production would take place between July and early September (while this film was in theaters) with the film finally being released in October by 20th Century Fox. See more »

Goofs

When Scott and Boof are walking to school talking about the upcoming dance, the book bag that Scott is holding changes hands. See more »

Quotes

Scott Howard: Hi. I'd like a keg of beer please?
Old man clerk: [looking at a newspaper] You don't say.
Scott Howard: Yeah. How much is that?
Old man clerk: You little bastards just don't give up, do you? Listen, no I.D. no goddamn beer. Can't you get that through your thick skull?
Scott Howard: [his eyes turn red and his voice changes] Give me, a keg, of beer.
[the clerk steps back in fear and go gets a keg, then Scott turns back to normal holding a thing of licorice]
Scott Howard: And these.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are shown as the crowd cheers and celebrates in slow motion. See more »

Alternate Versions

The scenes deleted:
  • Stiles is looking for some marijuana in his garage and Scott confide in him he is a werewolf.
  • Pam tempts Scott to become the wolf by getting him "worked up".
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Connections

Referenced in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Good Will Haunting (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

BIG BAD WOLF
Music by Miles Goodman (uncredited)
Lyrics by Douglas Brayfield (uncredited)
Performed by Bunny and the Wolf Sisters
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The missing link to my childhood
27 September 2000 | by darkneox119See all my reviews

Teen Wolf is the greatest comedy that came out of the 80's that delt with a teenager fitting in. Michael J Fox plays Scott Hamilton, friend of Styles and Lewis. Why the actor who played Styles never went on to fame and an academy award is beyond me. Styles was awesome, he was half clown, half fruitcake and party animal, a true ladies man. The dark haired girl, Boof was hot in her day as was the blonde. Michael J's complexity begins with him being on the losing basketball team and himself feeling strange and uncomfortable with who he is as a person. After a cool party, Scott goes home and turns into a werewolf. He has to keep this as a secret because how would people treat him if they knew he was a freak? As it turns out, Scott turns into the wolf on the basketball court and can show mad gaming skills and to his and the viewers surprise, everybody digs the wolf. What is Scott? Seems people liek the wolf more than him. Check this movie out. **** out of ****


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