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An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)

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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 »
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 »

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Did You Know?


Having nailed down the preliminary details of the creature, Tom Stern felt he was ready to pitch Sighvatsson and his producing partner Steve Golan. "I had the sculpture (of the werewolf), I had the storyboards done, and I had a pretty good presentation," he said. "I made this big, passionate presentation and Steve Golan was basically like 'well, that's nice, but there's no way they're going to let you direct it. It's not about your idea. It's about finding a bankable director whom the foreign investors will accept as bankable'. At that point, I felt really betrayed because I'd done all this work on a presentation only to find out it was pointless, so I was angry, and I think I kind of showed my anger in that meeting, which was probably not a good career move." From that point, Stern was out as director. Both he and Burns were still officially attached to the project as writers for the moment - just with a different director at the helm. See more »


When Andy bungee jumps off the Eiffel Tower, he hits his head on the rebound. If he had rebounded back from where he was shown, it would have smashed his skull to pieces and killed him instantly. See more »


Andy McDermott: [Serafine is trying to defibrillate her stepfather] Serafine?
Serafine: Help...
Andy McDermott: [notices what Thierrys vitals are flatlined] Serafine?
Serafine: [crying] The cure-- if he dies, we have no hope.
Andy McDermott: Serafine-- its-- he's gone. Let it go.
Serafine: No.
Andy McDermott: Yes.
Serafine: They killed him. The bastards. We're doomed now.
Andy McDermott: Well, let me have a shot at it.
Serafine: But they ruined the lab--so many years of hard work.
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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 Men in Black II (2002) See more »


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

Not as bad as it could have been...
22 October 1998 | by lenscapSee all my reviews

This movie was not a terrible successor to the 1981 classic An American Werewolf in London. There are ways in which it could have been worse. The possibility that Seraphine could have been David's (the werewolf in the original) daughter was presented in a rumor mill while the film was still in post, the idea turned my stomach. Thankfully, they took it in a different direction. The humor is good, the special effects are somewhat lacking, but overall the idea was a great one. Fans of the original shouldn't be mad, the two films stand on their own, as separate entities. Will they make another? The question is already being tossed about, I hear.

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Release Date:

25 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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