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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.

Director:

Anthony Waller

Writers:

John Landis (characters in An American Werewolf in London), Tim Burns | 2 more credits »

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

UK | Netherlands | Luxembourg | USA | France | Germany

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

25 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Werewolf 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Studio Luxembourg, Luxembourg See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,600,878, 28 December 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,570,463
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The church at the end is called st.de loup, loup in French is translated as wolf. See more »

Goofs

After fighting the werewolves in the crypt, Andy goes back to the house and he has a cut on his right shoulder. However, when the werewolves turn up, he runs down the stairs and the cut has now disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Andy McDermott: To Paris.
Chris: Beware.
[Andy and Chris make a toast]
Brad: Hey,hey watch it man. All right I have the score for Spain our leader with 125 daredevil points, yours truly and in second place with 95 Chris...
Chris: Wait hold on a second what about the sex points?
Brad: No,those are separate.
Chris: Since when you can't keep changing the rules.
Andy McDermott: Who said anything about sex points,read your shirt it say's Daredevil Tour.
Chris: [Girl passes by] you see that, she smiled at me.
Andy McDermott: In your dream's she's not interested in douche bags like us,...
[...]
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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 »

Connections

References The Wolf Man (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Loverbeast in Paris
Music by Gena B. Good, Buchman and Walsberg
Lyrics by Smoove Capone and Don Juan
Performed by Smoove Diamonds
Courtesy of Avrora Media GmbH
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Don't Look at it as a Sequel
8 July 2004 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

As a sequel to An American Werewolf in London, this film is sure to disappoint many. It certainly doesn't have the talent that was involved on that one. No John Landis. No David Naughton. No Jenny Agutter and other more-than-competent actors. No Rick Baker and dazzling, innovative special effects. I could go on...and on. But if one distances themselves from seeing this film as a sequel(and really it is not a sequel at all...it doesn't have any of the same characters from the first film), this film is not that bad on its own. Sure it is relying on your memories of the London film to get fannies in the seats. Yep, it uses the same character TYPES and situations(dead victims talking and being funny comes to mind quickly). Other than that and the fact that werewolves are involved(and a romance of course), I found few other similarities. This film is definitely going for more laughs and takes itself even far less serious than An American Werewolf in London. The leads...Scott and Delpy are pretty good. The rest of the actors are pretty good too, with Julie Bowen as a slutty American and the guy playing Claude particularly good. I also loved all the French police and the gentle humour inherent in every line they said. The script has some genuine scares laced throughout the picture but always comes back to the humour. French werewolves enjoying feasting on Americans was a particular funny storyline. Director Anthony Waller creates a fast-paced film with some excellent sequences interspersed with some sophomoric plot strands. By no means is this a great film, or even a great horror film/spoof, but it is a film that should grab and hold your attention. Make you jump a few times and laugh out loud now and then.


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