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Teen Wolf Too (1987)

Todd Howard is a struggling teenager. Nothing seems to be going very well for him, until he turns into a wolf.

Director:

Christopher Leitch

Writers:

Jeph Loeb (characters) (as Joseph Loeb III), Matthew Weisman (characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Bateman ... Todd Howard
Kim Darby ... Professor Brooks
John Astin ... Dean Dunn
Paul Sand ... Coach Finstock
James Hampton ... Uncle Harold
Mark Holton ... Chubby
Estee Chandler ... Nicki
Robert Neary ... Gustavson
Stuart Fratkin ... Stiles
Beth Miller ... Lisa (as Beth Ann Miller)
Rachel Sharp ... Emily
David Burton David Burton ... Peter
William H. Burton Jr. William H. Burton Jr. ... Pug (as William H. Burton)
Kathleen Freeman ... Admissions Lady
Eric Matthew Eric Matthew ... Admissions Kid
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After Scott Howard's hairy adventure in Teen Wolf (1985), his equally unpopular and unathletic cousin, Todd, receives a college boxing scholarship and gets accepted into Hamilton University. Before long, the family's lupine gene finally comes out, and just like that, the once-feeble student becomes a celebrity and the school's champion, catching the eye of the college's pretty girls. Now, there's no turning back, and success is guaranteed; however, being a teenage werewolf has its price. Will the famous and self-assured teen wolf see the error of his ways? Is Todd willing to accept responsibility for his actions, and put his superhuman power to good use? Written by Nick Riganas

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Trivia

James Hampton and Mark Holton were the only actors to reprise their roles from Teen Wolf (1985). See more »

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For a Colorado college there are a lot of palm trees shown. See more »

Quotes

Stiles: [after Todds first transformation into the Wolf] You seem a little upset...
Todd Howard: Upset? Me Stiles? UPSET?
Stiles: [Stiles nods]
Todd Howard: I just had a beard over every inch of my body... fingernails the size of french fries... teeth from here to Texas... and she called me a dog... A DOG...
Stiles: So...?
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WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE TODAY?
Written by Danny Elfman
Performed by Oingo Boingo
Courtesy of A&M Records
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Notable only for how cheap it is and how little effort was put into it across the board
26 July 2009 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

Although he is Scott's cousin, Todd Howard has managed to dodge the "family problem" and is a perfectly normal young man starting a promising college career. Despite being very weedy and interested in becoming a vet, Todd has managed to get a sports scholarship without being sure why. Turns out that the Dean has assumed that Todd can do for the college boxing team what Scott did for his high school basketball team what with him being a werewolf and everything. Todd discovers this quickly and is keen to disappoint but his genes betray him as the "family problem" manifests itself suddenly. Overnight Todd is a star in the ring and on the campus – but can he manage this sudden change?

When I read overly negative reviews of the first Teen Wolf film I can only silently shake my head and wonder what the same viewer makes of the sequel. I say this because, as basic as the original film is, Teen Wolf Too/Two/2/whatever is like the makers condensed the original film to the basics and then just put that out on as little money, time and effort as possible. It shows in all areas of the film but I have to start somewhere so I will do so with the actual story. The flow of it is this (a) studious kid doesn't really fit into school/college, (b) kid becomes werewolf, (c) kid becomes popular but also a major a**hole, (d) kid learns life lesson. OK, so you can see it is essentially the same film as the first time, with the sport and setting different. In terms of the telling of the story though, we literally jump between these parts without any gradual development between them. I'm not saying it needed a lot of complexity but maybe just one or two scenes bridging the gap between the elements – instead it will literally have 1 scene of him becoming a werewolf for the first time, then the next scene is him popular and doing a 50's twist (for some reason) at a party – not even a bridge which shows him winning over an initially hesitant campus. This is the same across the whole film and it makes it weaker as a film – a problem considering it would still have not been great with these scenes.

This slapdash approach is reflected in the whole film and it is no surprise that the script is poor. The dialogue matches the "good enough" approach to the narrative – ie lines are clunky, obvious and lacking anything that would make you care enough to listen. However, producing even this level of trash was clearly too much for the writers because they appear to have been too busy to get laughs, fun or energy into the script. Visually it looks cheap. The sets are faded and unconvincing while the aim appears to have been to try and pull off "crowd" scenes with as few extras as possible. The wolf makeup is also really bad – never great of course but in Too it looks like a mask purchased at a corner store.

With all this it is no surprise that the cast can do nothing with it. I feel sorry for Bateman but he is poor here and cannot do anything with the material handed to him. He has almost zero chemistry with Chandler as well – again neither of them helped by the material having no bridge between "oh hi" and "you are the love of my life". Astin must have hoped for more but, even though he has a glint in his eyes that suggests a fun role in the film, he does nothing and has nothing to do. Fratkin and Holton are both annoying and deliver nothing in the way of laughs that the writers clearly just assumed they would do on their own (wackiy guy and fat guy – practically writes itself.....errr, no, no it doesn't).

The end product is not so much a terrible film in that everything was misjudged but rather a terrible film because nobody seems to have given a single, flying f**k about it from conception to final delivery. The plot is the same as the first film but yet so much worse and basic, with similar dialogue. The "feel" of the film is likewise cheap and "make-do" and it is no surprise that nobody in the cast can do much of anything with the whole affair. The only value the sequel has is making the first Teen Wolf film seem more fresh and filled with fun that it was.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1987 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,709,160, 22 November 1987

Gross USA:

$7,888,703

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,888,703
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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