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Teen Wolf (1985)

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An ordinary high school student discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself turning into a werewolf.


Rod Daniel


Jeph Loeb (as Joseph Loeb III), Matthew Weisman
3,147 ( 243)





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


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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Did You Know?


Michael J. Fox disliked this film so much that he refused to return for the sequel. In an interview at the time, while Back to the Future (1985) was in production, he lamented, "Steven Spielberg's down the street making great movies and I'm playing a werewolf." See more »


During the beginning of the Championship, a soaking wet #23 (Doug Savant) is dramatically fouled. The coach then yells for a time out. Standing next to the assistant is none other than #23 with hair completely dry, complaining about the same foul that just injured him. The very next clip is #23 laying on floor, then he is helped to the bench. See more »


Scott Howard: Give me a keg of beer... 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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Music by Miles Goodman (uncredited)
Lyrics by Douglas Brayfield (uncredited)
Performed by Bunny and the Wolf Sisters
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A timeless classic teen movie...
31 December 2015 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

I have always enjoyed "Teen Wolf" since the first time I saw it as a child at about 10 or 11 years old. And even today I still think this is a good movie. It is just one of those types of movies that never becomes outdated.

"Teen Wolf" along with "Back to the Future" were the movies that made me become a fan of Michael J. Fox, another thing that still holds true today.

The story in "Teen Wolf" is about Scott (played by Michael J. Fox) who is a very average teenager in high school who wishes to be outstanding and special. And when he finds odd changes to his body and he turns into a werewolf he surely does become unique and special.

This is a fun and enjoyable teenage romantic comedy that is suitable for the whole family. And it is a fine movie in Michael J. Fox's career.

If you are not already familiar with "Teen Wolf" then I can more than warmly recommend that you sit down and watch it.

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Release Date:

23 August 1985 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,120,348, 25 August 1985

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