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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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Taglines:

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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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

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

The "wolf transition" shots were filmed last. See more »

Goofs

In the showers after the game when the wolf passes behind the lockers, as soon he gets into the shower you can see his bare shoulder and an obvious wolf mask instead of an elaborated makeup. See more »

Quotes

Pamela Wells: [to Scott] What do you think about to get worked up?
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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 »


Soundtracks

SILHOUETTE
Music by Miles Goodman (uncredited)
Lyrics by Douglas Brayfield (uncredited)
Performed by David Palmer
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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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