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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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Trivia

Since this movie was released after Back to the Future (1985) in Brazil, "Teen Wolf" received the title "Garoto do Futuro" ("Boy from the Future") there, even though the plot has nothing to do with time travel whatsoever. See more »

Goofs

The day after Scott learns he is a wolf, Pamela notices that "something is different about him". Scott closes his locker, but when Boof talks to him a few seconds later, the locker is open again. See more »

Quotes

Vice Principal Thorne: You may think that you are special here... but let me remind you that I am still the vice principal.
Scott Howard: [In full werewolf mode and wearing sunglasses] Hey, I'm no different than anyone else.
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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 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 »

Connections

Referenced in WolfCop (2014) 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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80's teen fun, and Levine
19 October 2017 | by videorama-759-859391See all my reviews

Light hearted wolf fare this is, for the whole family too, back in '85, when Fox, such an overrated actor, was making a name for himself. Unpopular Fox, yeah Mr Average, is beginning to notice changes, and it's genetics. He's sprouting wolf hair, his eyes lighting up, faint emerald, and he's starting to howl. All these features make him, king of Popularity overnight, where being a wolf has it's advantages, especially in needs to your wants, like very unattainable hottie, Pamela, who's stud boyfriend, who's starring daggers, isn't happy to say the least. Plusses in this, are of course, Levine, as Fox's best mate, who brings a lot of color and vivacity to this feel good movie, it's throbbing music score, unnervingly fitting to Fox's music, where in it's starting, playing over the opening credits, for a more intense, higher classification wolf pic, but like I said, this is a great and perfect pic for everyone, minus kiddies I guess. This is great camp 80's, and the film offers some really funny moments, one killer line, concerning father and son, Fox on the stairwell, in a two way conversation, and a surprise revelation. It has again, "the girl who's best for you, is right beside you, and you didn't notice" scenario, so you obviously know how the finale ensues. Also we have a bit bad history, and a personal grudge, where a few revengeful moments, go greatly appreciated. Fun entertainment, and Stiles (Levine) who has god much more screen presence, acting wise too, than Fox. He's the life of the party in this one, and I myself, are truly grateful.


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