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Full Moon High (1981)

A popular high school football player becomes a werewolf after a trip to Romania, and struggles to come to terms with his new reality.

Director:

Larry Cohen

Writer:

Larry Cohen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Arkin ... Tony
Roz Kelly ... Jane
Ed McMahon ... Dad - Col. William P. Walker
Joanne Nail ... Ricky
Bill Kirchenbauer ... Flynn
Elizabeth Hartman ... Miss Montgomery
Louis Nye ... Reverend
Demond Wilson ... Cabbie-Busdriver
Jim J. Bullock ... Eddie (as Jm. Bullock)
James Dixon ... Deputy - Jack
Kenneth Mars ... The Coach - Principal Cleveland
Alan Arkin ... Dr. Brand
Tom Aldredge ... The Jailer
Pat Morita ... The Silversmith
Tom Clancy Tom Clancy ... Priest
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A popular high school football player becomes a werewolf after a trip to Romania, and struggles to come to terms with his new reality.

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It's tough enough being a teenager . . . try turning into a werewolf every full moon. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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Trivia

The picture is a parody of the werewolf sub-genre of the horror genre but particularly spoofs the film I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957). The movie was one of four major werewolf comedies of the early to mid-1980s, the others being Teen Wolf (1985), Teen Wolf Too (1987) and An American Werewolf in London (1981). See more »

Goofs

When the kid is visiting his fathers grave at the cemetery the head stones side changes from a rough rocky surface to a smooth sharply cut one. It changes from a real head stone to a fake one when the father's name is shown. See more »

Quotes

Dad - Col. William P. Walker: All right son, we're going to have a little talk. Staying out all night, watching too much television, filthy language. That's all right. But growling - I will not tolerate growling in this house.
Tony: [canine hair sprouting on his face] Grrrrr!
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Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Full Moon Anthem
by Janelle Webb (as Janelle Webb Cohen) and Gary William Friedman
Vocal by Shezwae Powell
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VERY disappointing, no camp value, not bad enough 2 b good
12 October 2008 | by jbar19See all my reviews

Man, was I disappointed.

1) Adam Arkin is more whiny than Ross Geller from 'Friends'

2) A great cast is wasted (Kenneth Mars, Alan Arkin, Ed McMahon, Pat Morita, Louis Nye) with this amateurish script.

3) The movie suffers from horrible pacing. It jumps around through in a jumbled, confusing manner.

4) The story doesn't even make sense. Why does he want to break the football streak? What about the stupid violin music? None of it is explained.

5) It's not even funny. It's like a bunch of accountants trying to do improv, saying "Lookit me! Lookit me I'm being funny!" This was a bad attempt at making another "Love At First Bite".

I like Larry Cohen movies, but man he failed here. I couldn't wait for the credits to roll. Horribly disappointed.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Werwolf beißt sich durch See more »

Filming Locations:

Lyndhurst, New Jersey, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Larco Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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