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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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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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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Landis wrote one of the many screenplays considered. See more »

Goofs

All buses shown in the film are from Luxembourg; one even shows the logo "CFL" (Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois). See more »

Quotes

Andy McDermott: I'm losing... my freaking... skull!
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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

Spoofs Cinderella (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Soup Kitchen
Written by Grant Shanahan
Performed by Eva Trout
Courtesy of Trauma Records
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User Reviews

An enjoyable enough timewaster.
28 November 2002 | by Li-1See all my reviews

5.5 out of 10

Werewolf movies are usually alarmingly bad, even though they should, in theory, make for more interesting villains than vampires, zombies, and slashers. But An American Werewolf in Paris is an exception, sort of. Tom Everett Scott stars as a daredevil who tours Europe with his buddies, performing outrageous stunts. During one particular escapade, he saves the life of a young woman (Julie Delpy) who tries to commite suicide. Thinking she's the girl of his dreams, little does he know what he's getting into.

Paris tries to be a mixture of different genres: it wants to work as a horror film (to a mild extent), an action/adventure, and as a comedy. Dog Soldiers was definitely far superior at these aspects, but AAWIP's campy approach makes it a decent timewaster. There's not a single boring moment, though a lot of the material is admittedly very silly. Thankfully, none of it's taken very seriously, and some of the humor is actually very funny. Scott and Delpy (who's probably the third most beautiful French actress I've ever seen, behind only Mathilda May and Sophie Marceau) have good chemistry together, even if Scott's performance is a little on and off. The werewolf effects are obviously CGI, but more "serious" effects work would have ruined the campy mood.


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