Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Teen Wolf (1985)

3 / 5
Tagline:  He always wanted to be special... but he never expected this!
Directed by:  Rod Daniel
Written by:  Jeph Loeb, Matthew Weisman
Actors include:  Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti
Genre:  Comedy
Length:  91 minutes
Banned:  Nope

Ever wonder what it must be like to be a typical teenager and a werewolf all at the same time?  Well Michael J. Fox answers this question in the role of Scott Howard.  Scott is on a sad basketball team that can't win, he can't get the attention of the girl he likes (as he isn't one of the cool kids) and well he's a pretty normal dude.  When a full moon approaches, everything changes and his palms are hairy for an entirely different reason.  See his Pa is a werewolf too, it runs in the family but he'd hoped that Scott wouldn't be afflicted but guess who was wrong.  The strange thing is that the werewolfism seems to make him popular.  Suddenly he has a new vibe about him the popular kids like, the girl starts to notice him and the basketball team does better.  Can he keep it all together without people finding out his secret?  It's cute enough but pretty mindless, something to perhaps catch on tv when bored.
Availability:  On DVD

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