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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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lobo adolescente 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lynda Wiesmeier (Rhonda) was Playboy's "Playmate of the Month" in July 1982. See more »

Goofs

When Scott comes out of the locker room for the big game and talks to his coach, his face is dry. However, when he gets in the huddle, his face is obviously sweaty as if he's been playing, when in fact he's hasn't entered the game yet. See more »

Quotes

Harold Howard: Listen son. You're going to be able to do a lot of things the other guys aren't.
Scott Howard: Oh yeah, like chase cars, and bite the mailman?
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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 UK video has 13 seconds cut in the above mentioned marijuana scene, namely any shot that shows the pack itself. The DVD release is uncut. See more »


Soundtracks

SURFIN' U.S.A.
Performed by The Beach Boys
Music by Chuck Berry (uncredited)
Lyrics by Brian Wilson (uncredited)
Courtesy of CAPITOL RECORDS, INC.
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One of the best of the teen comedies
7 May 2002 | by Agent10See all my reviews

Michael J. Fox represents the tragedy that has befallen all youth in high school: the lack of acceptance. While this looks like a comedy about someone's personal difference, its more of a telling commentary on high school and how cruel it can be. One is only accepted through athletic achievement or by who they are. Fox's character only becomes more popular because he can dunk and take over a game. Of course, the team eventually wins in the end, but only after digging deep inside. But all of the dark critiquing aside, this film is quite good because of the unusual twist on an old story. Funny and outlandish, this film has more staying power than the typical teen movie from the 1980s.


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