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Teen Wolf

Rated PG 88 minutes 1985

Shy teenager Michael J. Fox becomes the toast of his high school when he discovers a hidden talent—the ability to turn into a cuddly werewolf at will. Veteran TV director Rod Daniel (WKRP in Cincinnati) does all he can to reduce the screenplay's dimly promising equation of lycanthropy and adolescent sexual anxiety into a glob of sitcom sweetness, giving this 1985 feature a cheerful, bland, cartoonish style that quickly eliminates any possibility of authentic human reactions. Fox somehow survives on the sheer force of a pleasant screen presence, but those who remember The Shaggy Dog ought to stay away. With James Hampton, Scott Paulin, and Jay Tarses. 91 min.

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Director: Rod Daniel

Producer: Mark Levinson, Scott Rosenfelt, George W. Perkins, Thomas Coleman and Michael Rosenblatt

Cast: Michael Fox, James Hampton, Scott Paulin, Susan Ursitti, Jerry Levine, James MacKrell, Lorie Griffin, Mark Arnold, Matt Adler, Mark Holton and Jay Tarses

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