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An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)

An American man unwittingly gets involved with French werewolves who have developed a serum allowing them to transform at will.


Anthony Waller


John Landis (characters in An American Werewolf in London), Tim Burns | 2 more credits »
4,937 ( 215)
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Everett Scott ... Andy McDermott
Julie Delpy ... Serafine Pigot
Vince Vieluf ... Brad
Phil Buckman ... Chris
Julie Bowen ... Amy Finch
Pierre Cosso ... Claude
Thierry Lhermitte ... Dr. Thierry Pigot
Tom Novembre Tom Novembre ... Inspector LeDuc
Maria Machado ... Chief Bonnet
Ben Salem Bouabdallah Ben Salem Bouabdallah ... Detective Ben Bou
Serge Basso Serge Basso ... Officer with Flashlight
Charles Maquignon ... Bouncer
Jochen Schneider Jochen Schneider ... Lycanthrope
Alan McKenna ... Lycanthrope
Hervé Sogne Hervé Sogne ... Lycanthrope


The daughter of the werewolf from AWIL is alive and living in Paris where her mother (from the first film) and stepfather are trying to overcome her lycanthropic disease. A trio of American tourists on a thrill seeking trip around Europe manage to stop her from plunging to her death from the top of the Eiffel tower and are embroiled in a horrific but often hilarious plot involving a secret society of werewolves based in the city and a drug which allows werewolves to change at any time... This time there's no need for a full moon... Written by Ben Jewitt <moribund.boy@mcmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Things are about to get a little hairy.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for werewolf/violence and gore, and for some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Julie Bowen commented on the makeup: "I'd go to work at 3:30 in the morning for a 9 0'clock call. The makeup guys were very funny and very sympathetic, there are times when you're sitting in the chair, and you're fine, and then all of a sudden you have an attack of, 'Oh my god, I can't sit for another minute!' and you have to jump around [Wearing nearly-opaque contact lenses,] you're just praying that you're going to hit your mark and say your line at the right time. It is definitely a challenge." See more »


Andy is in hospital bed after Brad and Chris went looking for the suicide note, he supposedly sees "the mystery woman" in nurse garb walking down the hallway. When Andy gets out of bed to chase her, and is in the hallway, all the rooms windows are covered with frosted glass. See more »


Chris: [Chris and Brad are helping Andy get ready for his date] First thing we're going to do is work on your outfit. Now, okay-- remember 80% of all these French girls really go for that macho type
[gives Andy his jacket and Brad's hat]
Brad: Oh, throwing it up on the playboy-- excellent.
Chris: All right. Don't show any insecurities that's the worst.
[Chris lends Andy his sunglasses]
Chris: and uh...
Brad: [Serafine is approaching] Split. She's coming. She's coming.
Chris: [stuffs condoms in Andy's shirt pocket] Here, be prepared.
Andy McDermott: [...]
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Alternate Versions

When first released on DVD in Australia, the film featured the werewolf baby ending. Subsequent Australian DVD releases feature the more widely seen Statue of Liberty ending. See more »


Referenced in Behind the House: Anatomy of the Zombie Movement (2004) See more »


If I Could (What I Would Do)
Written by Peter Daou and Vanessa Daou
Performed by Vanessa Daou
Courtesy of Krasnow Entertainment/MCA Records
Under License from Universal Music Special Markets
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User Reviews

I quite Enjoyed it
13 September 2000 | by jrb1802See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie. Its not in the same league as the Original (An American Werewolf in London), but fun all the same. I think a lot of the reviewers on here have gave it a bad write-up, because they were probably comparing it to the original too much.

6 out of 10 ... It's worth watching.

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UK | Netherlands | Luxembourg | USA | France | Germany


English | French | German

Release Date:

25 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

An American Werewolf in Paris See more »

Filming Locations:

Studio Luxembourg, Luxembourg See more »


Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,600,878, 28 December 1997

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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