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Release Date: August 23rd, 1985

DVD Release Date: March 29th, 2011

PG|1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary
When high school nerd Scott Howard (Michael J. Fox) learns from his father, Harold (James Hampton), that being a werewolf runs in the family, he decides to take advantage of his freakish trait. With his newfound strength and agility, Scott quickly becomes the hero of his school's basketball team while winning over longtime crush Pamela Wells (Lorie Griffin). As he grows more popular, Scott worries he is being celebrated as a novelty rather than for who he is.

Cast: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Scott Paulin, Susan Ursitti, Jerry Levine, James MacKrell, Lorie Griffin, Mark Arnold

Director: Rod Daniel

Genres: Comedy, Fantasy

Production Co: Wolfkill

Distributors: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: 1980s, Father, Underdog, Best friend, Amusing, Rise, Love triangle

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Teen Wolf is a clever and inventive film, a soft and contemporary retelling of the familiar werewolf tale. show more

  • The formulae of gal-next-door and big game are followed so slavishly that it's hard to laugh at Teen Wolf even on the rare moments when it is original. The script and the direction are simply too lazy, too contemptuous even of adolescent audiences. [24 Aug 1985, p.C5]

  • For a film that's so innocuous, Teen Wolf is aggressively boring. show more

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