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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

The high school was so close to the airport, they had to stop shooting when planes flew overhead. See more »

Goofs

Coming out of the shower, Scott's underwear is visible under his towel. See more »

Quotes

Scott Howard: I was with Stiles this afternoon.
Harold Howard: I know.
Scott Howard: You saw?
Harold Howard: Yeah, I saw, unless that was another werewolf doing a handstand on top of Stiles' wolfmobile and making a fool of himself.
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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 added: -Styles trying to get a keg of beer from another liquor store. He explains to Louis that he saw it in a movie once. After he comes out of the store minus a keg and gets in the car he says it didn't work in the movie either.
  • When Scott says his goodbyes to Boof after walking her home, he is all of the sudden being chased by a pack of dogs. He is saved by the family dog, Daisy.
  • Scott is sitting on the porch with Daisy after coming home from the dance. He tells his father that he's decided to not become the wolf anymore. His father tells him he will use it when the time is right.
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Connections

Referenced in Family Guy: The Giggity Wife (2013) 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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Corny 80's gold
28 January 2004 | by chvylvr80See all my reviews

There are a lot of people who are going on about how much Teen Wolf sucks. I disagree because Teen Wolf has a special kind of suck going for it. Not so bad it's good but corny as hell and better for it. I've been watching this movie since it came out and I love it. How can you not love Teen Wolf? Michael J. Fox turns into a werewolf and becomes a popular star of his high school basketball team. There is even a dance at his prom that is wolf related. The whole school turns wolf crazy but Fox learns the right lesson in the end. How can you not love this corny crap. I'll be the first to admit that this isn't a good movie and is incredibly stupid, but honest to goodness crapfests don't have Stiles or a breakdancing wolf. Take that American Werewolf in London. Recently Teen Wolf has been blessed with DVD release along with it's sequel, Teen Wolf Too, on one disc. 80's fans rejoice!

Bottom Line: It isn't worthy of even trying to call itself good, but it's a classic, doesn't take itself seriously, and occupies a honored place on my shelf.


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