Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job.

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Mike Nichols
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Nicholson ... Will Randall
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Laura Alden
James Spader ... Stewart Swinton
Kate Nelligan ... Charlotte Randall
Richard Jenkins ... Detective Bridger
Christopher Plummer ... Raymond Alden
Eileen Atkins ... Mary
David Hyde Pierce ... Roy
Om Puri ... Dr. Vijay Alezais
Ron Rifkin ... Doctor
Prunella Scales ... Maude
Brian Markinson ... Detective Wade
Peter Gerety ... George
Bradford English Bradford English ... Keyes
Stewart J. Zully ... Gary
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Storyline

Worn down and out of luck, aging publisher Will Randall (Jack Nicholson) is at the end of his rope when a younger co-worker snatches his job out from under his nose. But after being bitten by a wolf, Will suddenly finds himself energized, more competitive than ever, and possessed with amazingly heightened senses. Meanwhile, the beautiful daughter of his shrewd boss begins to fall for him - without realizing that the man she's begun to love is gradually turning into the creature by which he was bitten. Written by Mark Neuenschwander, <retro_critic@swiftboard.com>

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Inside every man there are two people-one good, one beast. See more »


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Rated R for language and werewolf attacks | See all certifications »

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A scene with a lion, bears, and chimps in a zoo was filmed in the Central Park Zoo in New York City. See more »

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There was no blood on Will's teeth and mouth after he kills the deer. See more »

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Will Randall: I've never loved anybody this way. Never looked at a woman and thought, if civilization fails, if the world ends, I'll still understand what God meant.
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References The Fly (1986) See more »

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Nicholson is a wolf... no surprise
4 December 2000 | by Rammstein-2See all my reviews

I like this film. It is different as a horror movie, because it really isn't a horror movie - and yet here we have a man turning into a wolf, he starts killing people at night, and we have the rabid horror music stalking our ears when the wolf is on the prowl.

I like the characters, I like the slow pace and the calm moments and I especially like Jack Nicholson when Randall's senses start to come alive. He is extremely well cast for this film, I don't think many others would actually convey the animal inside like he does. Pfieffer's character is, although formulaic, a relief among all the hard-assed men of this film. The ending is a bit silly, but nonetheless odd and intriguing.

Yep.I like this movie. It's fun to watch and it's great to see Nicholson act like the animal we all really think he is but don't dare to find out.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

17 June 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wolf See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,911,366, 19 June 1994

Gross USA:

$65,002,597

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$131,002,597
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Columbia Pictures See more »
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SDDS (8 channels)| Dolby SR | Dolby Digital

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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