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The Wolfman (2010)

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Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf.

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Joe Johnston

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Andrew Kevin Walker (screenplay), David Self (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Merrells ... Ben Talbot
Gemma Whelan ... Gwen's Maid
Emily Blunt ... Gwen Conliffe
Benicio Del Toro ... Lawrence Talbot
Mario Marin-Borquez Mario Marin-Borquez ... Young Lawrence
Asa Butterfield ... Young Ben
Cristina Contes Cristina Contes ... Solana
Anthony Hopkins ... Sir John Talbot
Art Malik ... Singh
Malcolm Scates Malcolm Scates ... Butcher
Nicholas Day ... Colonel Montford
Michael Cronin Michael Cronin ... Dr. Lloyd
David Sterne ... Mr. Kirk
David Schofield ... Constable Nye
Roger Frost ... Reverend Fisk
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Storyline

Lawrence Talbot's (Benicio Del Toro's) childhood ended the night his mother died. His father sent him from the sleepy Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor to an insane asylum, then he goes to America. When his brother Ben's (Simon Merrells') fiancée, Gwen Conliffe (Emily Blunt), tracks him down to help find her missing love, Talbot returns to his father's estate to learn that his brother's mauled body has been found. Reunited with his estranged father Sir John Talbot (Sir Anthony Hopkins), Lawrence sets out to find his brother's killer, and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself. Someone or something with brute strength and insatiable blood lust has been killing the villagers, and a suspicious Scotland Yard Inspector named Aberline (Hugo Weaving) comes to investigate.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Legend Is Alive See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody horror violence and gore | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Romany | Romanian | Ukrainian

Release Date:

12 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El hombre lobo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,479,235, 14 February 2010

Gross USA:

$61,979,680

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$139,789,765
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the original release, Lawrence Talbot is described as the greatest actor in America and a guest performer with the Royal Shakespeare company. This version includes a scene from Hamlet in which Benicio Del Toro's bad performance shows that he is completely unsuitable for playing Shakespeare. In the current revised version, there are images of Del Toro on stage as Hamlet, and a passing reference to his being an actor, but nothing more. See more »

Goofs

Sir John describes St. Columbanus as a gypsy from the East, but in fact St. Columbanus was Irish and founded one of the first monasteries in Scotland (on Iona island), one of the most important in Christendom. See more »

Quotes

Gwen Conliffe: Lawrence, please let me help you.
Lawrence Talbot: You already have.
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Crazy Credits

The planet in the Universal logo glows white. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Unrated Director's Cut includes additional scenes not seen in the theatrical release:
  • The Universal logo at the beginning of the film is the 1940's logo used in the original "The Wolfman"
  • Ben Talbot's death is slightly longer.
  • An entirely new sequence showing Lawrence Talbot performing in a London play. Gwen Conliffe visits him in his dressing room post-show and interrupts a party to inform him that his brother Ben has gone missing. Lawrence dismisses her by saying that he cannot help as he is contracted to do 30 performances and is leaving for the States in the morning. This sequence creates an anachronism/goof later in the film as instead of mentioning her visiting him in London, Lawrence continuously references a letter that Gwen sent him which brings him to Blackmoor (as seen in the theatrical version).
  • As Lawrence travels by train to Blackmoor, there is a scene with an uncredited Max Von Sydow as an old man who gives Lawrence his silver wolf-head cane as protection (the cane that Sir John Talbot wields at the end of the film).
  • The tavern scene is slightly longer. After MacQueen's "melted down me mum's silverware" story, the villagers scoff at the notion of the killer being a werewolf, and blame the Talbots' misfortune on their dealings with the gypsies. One of the villagers calls Lawrence's late mother a "crazy gypsy whore", and Lawrence angrily confronts him and throws a drink in his face. After Lawrence is kicked out of the tavern, the villagers realize his identity.
  • When the posse fires into the hole after MacQueen's arm is ripped off, a rifle slug nails MacQueen in the chest, killing him. Additionally, there are a number of deleted and extended scenes:
  • After his attack, Lawrence has a short conversation with Gwen where she blames herself for the tragedy that has befallen the Talbots. Lawrence looks out the window and sees the posse that has come to round him up and tells Gwen to get his father while he goes outside to talk to them (the "you bear the mark of the beast" scene)
  • Lawrence's conversation with Singh is slightly longer. After Lawrence asks him why he never left Blackmoor, Singh explains that Sir John saved his life many years ago and that as a result he vowed to stay by his side.
  • The mausoleum transformation scene is slightly longer.
  • The London chase scene is longer. The Wolfman walks into a costume party / opera performance and is mistaken for a costumed patron. He attacks one of the patrons but is chased off by Aberline and his men.
  • Additionally, the Wolfman crashes a puppet theater performance in a park and kills the puppeteer. Aberline chases him out of the park and into the path of a steam engine (as seen in the theatrical version).
  • The final fight is slightly longer and sequenced differently than the theatrical version.
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The Wolfman
24 November 2013 | by kevinkirkley85See all my reviews

This movie has it all. Great actors, great music, a great setting and mood, great CGI and special effects, just great everything. And on top of that, you got a werewolf running around. I would also heavily recommend watching the unrated directors cut of this movie, it goes much deeper into the story and clears up some of the confusion in the theatrical version and also adds some more action packed violence in the middle of the film. I was a skeptic before watching this movie because of some of the reviews but to me this movie deserves much more attention than it got. For me, it's a must watch and I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a great way to spend some time on a full moon lit night.


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