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Wolf (1994)

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

Director:

Mike Nichols
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2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Fred Newman performed Will Randall's werewolf howls. At the time of this cinematic production, he was voicing animated characters for Nickelodeon's television series "Doug". See more »

Goofs

Laura kills Stewart by shooting him several times. Werewolves cannot be killed by ordinary bullets, but by silver bullets. See more »

Quotes

Stewart Swinton: Suede shoes.
Will Randall: Asparagus.
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Connections

Referenced in New York at the Movies (2002) See more »

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Brilliant visuals and excellent acting create a very underrated film.
8 November 1999 | by Rich BSee all my reviews

I saw this film when it first appeared in the cinema and I can remember my disappointment at the wolf scenes. Now, five years on, I realise what a gem this film is.

The cinematography is very well done, providing slick shots throughout which still hold their own against current films. The acting is very good with James Spader oozing sleaziness with every single look, Michelle Pfieffer playing a hardened woman, and Jack Nicholson being, well, Jack Nicholson, but hairier.

The opening sequence grabs you straight away, stock shocks, but they work fantastically, from then on I found myself impressed on just about every following scene.

Nicholson is very good at underplaying the beginning of his transformation as he starts to discover his newly heightened senses, but he comes into his own when his powers bring him new found confidence and self assurance.

Some of the wolf effects are a little cheesy, and the appearance of David Schwimmer playing a cop caused me to flash into Friends mode - he even has a friends-like line, could he _be_ anymore Ross like? Aside from these little niggles the film has an excellent love story with fantastic interaction between Nicholson and Pfieffer with some wry dialog. It's got great lighting and very good cinematography throw in a superb Morricone soundtrack and a cool ending and you've got a great film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

17 June 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

SDDS (8 channels)| Dolby SR | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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