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Teen Wolf (1985)

An ordinary high school student discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself turning into a werewolf.

Director:

Rod Daniel

Writers:

Jeph Loeb (as Joseph Loeb III), Matthew Weisman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Fox ... Scott Howard
James Hampton ... Harold Howard
Susan Ursitti ... Boof
Jerry Levine ... Stiles
Matt Adler ... Lewis
Lorie Griffin ... Pamela
James MacKrell James MacKrell ... Mr. Thorne (as Jim MacKrell)
Mark Arnold ... Mick
Jay Tarses ... Coach Finstock
Mark Holton ... Chubby
Scott Paulin ... Kirk Lolley
Elizabeth Gorcey Elizabeth Gorcey ... Tina
Melanie Manos Melanie Manos ... Gina
Doug Savant ... Brad
Charles Zucker Charles Zucker ... Malcolm
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Storyline

Meet Scott Howard, a struggling high school student with problems. He is on a lackluster basketball team with a lame duck coach, he is having problems getting noticed by the prettiest girl in his school, Pamela Wells (who already has a boyfriend who wants to ruin Scott's life named Mick McAllister). But in the middle of it all, he feels an effects of a dog whistle and he itches everywhere and even discovers that his nails are longer and sharp. When he came home from a party, he discovers his new problem. He is a half human-wolf hybrid. He tries to keep this a secret, but during a basketball game the secret comes out and it helped Scott to turn his life around, the basketball team starts to become a contender for the state championships. He became very popular, and he was discovered by Pamela, and begin to go out with each other (despite that Pamela is still going out with Mick). However, Scott's father warns him about turning into the wolf out of anger. Scott must watch his anger as ... Written by John Wiggins

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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MICHAEL J. FOX is back from the future in a NEW COMEDY... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Teen Wolf See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,120,348, 25 August 1985

Gross USA:

$33,086,611

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,086,611
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Wolfkill Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Susan Ursitti (Lisa "Boof" Marconi) had only made one movie before this, Zapped! (1982). Co-Screenwriters Jeph Loeb and Matthew Weisman saw her in that film and knew they wanted her for this role. See more »

Goofs

When Scott turned into a wolf and was riding/dancing on the top of the truck a support wire is clearly visible when he is doing a handstand. See more »

Quotes

Vice Principal Thorne: Awful far from your side of the building aren't you, Howard?
Scott Howard: No. I mean ye-yes, sir but the halls were wet.
Vice Principal Thorne: Let me see your hands.
Scott Howard: [nervously] Sir?
Vice Principal Thorne: Let me see your hands.
[Scott shows Thorne his hands, he sighs]
Vice Principal Thorne: You wouldn't happen to have a marker on you, would you?
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are shown as the crowd cheers and celebrates in slow motion. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Blu-ray releases slow down the film's audio pitch at 4% (save for the MGM logo on the 2011 MGM Blu-ray). See more »

Connections

Referenced in 24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

SURFIN' U.S.A.
Performed by The Beach Boys
Music by Chuck Berry (uncredited)
Lyrics by Brian Wilson (uncredited)
Courtesy of CAPITOL RECORDS, INC.
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Fantastic.
10 November 2018 | by afonsobritofalvesSee all my reviews

I do not understand how it can be so poorly classified, this movie is one of the best classics of the 80s, with a great story, beautiful soundtrack, good morals, great actors and every time you see this movie, it still looks better. Fantastic, I highly recommend it.


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