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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:

An American Werewolf in Paris 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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Company Credits

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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

The church at the end is called st.de loup, loup in French is translated as wolf. See more »

Goofs

When Serafine transforms into a werewolf, her knees fold backwards to become the werewolf's hocks (the equivalent to the human ankle) and her upper leg bones bend forwards to become the werewolf's stifles (the equivalent to the human knee). However, humans and wolves have very similar leg structure, so there was no need for any of her joints to change, and she could have become a werewolf with just a lengthening of the bones from her ankles downwards. As it is, she will now have an extra joint in each leg. See more »

Quotes

Amy Fitch: Who do you have to sleep with to get a guy to have sex with you?
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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 »


Soundtracks

Me Compassionate
Written by Jason Demetri, Heath Macintosh, Josh Moyer and Chal Boudreaux
Performed by Soak
Courtesy of RainMaker/Interscope Records
Under License from Universal Music Special Markets
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Good but not as good as the first
20 September 2006 | by buddhadan-1See all my reviews

Well, if you've seen this movie and you've never seen the original (American Werewolf in London), either because you've never heard of it, you didn't like this one and felt that the original must have been worse, or you just haven't gotten around to it, see the original.

I know, this review is for this movie, not the original, but I still want to recommend that you see the original as it broke so much ground in the concept of a horror comedy, a genre that has so few movies in it that when a good one is made, it stands out.

OK, now this movie here is still a fun movie and it is in the horror comedy genre, so it's got some work to do if it wants to appeal to any group of people out there.

Yes, there are a bunch of people who love horror movies, and probably even more who love a good comedy, but it's difficult to appease both even when you stick with only one genre, let alone trying to find an audience for one that mixes two that are not typically put together.

This movie has some pretty darn good special effects, an actual plot, pretty good acting overall, some interesting settings for their scenes, a little nudity, some blatant humor (things like site gags and one liners) and even some subtle humor that is more biting than outright humor, and it even has (for those who care) a little nudity.

The action scenes are pretty dang fun if not a little gory, and a few surprises for those who enjoy those as well.

See the original if you are only going to see one, but otherwise, see both.


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