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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 »
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,600,878, 28 December 1997

Gross USA:

$26,570,463

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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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Did You Know?

Trivia

In a scene that was deleted from the movie, it was discovered that the werewolf society had been around for centuries and the werewolf that attacked David Kessler and Jack Goodman in An American Werewolf in London was once a member. See more »

Goofs

This movie should have been called An American Werewolf in Luxembourg because, except a few scenes, all was shut in Luxembourg. See more »

Quotes

Andy McDermott: [Wakes up naked and surrounded by a crowd the morning after his first rampage as a werewolf] What did I do?
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Alternate Versions

In the Magna Pacific DVD Region 4 version, an additional scene occurs at 56m22 seconds that shows a shirtless captured Chris (Phil Buckman) in the foreground, while the werewolf gang including a shirtless Claude (Pierre Cosso) perform a blood brother ritual in the background. The immediately following morgue scene is extended by a few seconds with additional shots of body parts in drawers. See more »

Connections

References An American in Paris (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Walkin' on the Sun
Written by Greg Camp (as Gregory Camp), Steve Harwell, Paul De Lisle (as Paul DeLisle) and Kevin Coleman
Performed by Smash Mouth
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under License from Universal Music Special Markets
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User Reviews

A genuinely hilarious horror film.
25 February 2004 | by panamajaq04See all my reviews

"An American Werewolf in Paris" is an excellent horror-comedy, in the great tradition of "The Lost Boys" and "Fright Night". I see that a lot of people dislike this movie. These are obviously hardcore horror fans who wanted to see something dark and gothic; but instead got something blackly humorous and were not amused by it. I admit, "An American Werewolf in Paris" is not really scary, but neither are "The Lost Boys" and "Fright Night," and those two movies seem to be highly regarded by horror fans. I don't understand why everyone hates this one so much. If you are a fan of horror-comedies, or if you have a morbid sense of humor, this is definitely for you. I think it's great: nine out of ten stars (On a one star DVD, I should say. It would have been nice to have some extra features besides the trailer.)


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