Teen Wolf Movie Trivia

Teen Wolf Trivia

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Film facts for the 1985 Romantic Comedy movie starring Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti More Cast

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The "real" name of the character whose nickname is "Boof" is Lisa Marconi, played by Susan Ursitti who also appeared in 21 Jump Street as Tracy Maldonaldo.
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Never really apparent how the advent of a basketball-playing Werewolf in a small town didn't provoke 'Scientific American' to be camped on his doorstep -:)
Thanks to Joe Sherwood
Michael J Fox's love interest played by Lorie Griffin attended Sandia High school in Albuq. NM. Class of '79!
Thanks to Kris Petersen
James Hampton is excellent in the movie "Condorman" 1981. I believe it is some of his best work.
Thanks to Elizabeth Wright
In 1962, way before Teenwolf was ever even a thought, Spiderman debuted in the comic "Amazing Fantasy" #15. His uncle does say to Peter Parker in this comic "With great power there must also come great responsibility!" This was also repeated in flashback scenes in comics: Marvel Tales #1Marvel Tales #137Amazing Spider-Man #275 Spider-Man Classics #1 Marvel Masterworks Vol. 1Spider-Man Essentials I100 Greatest Marvels Of All Time #1So as you can see, that quote has been important to Spiderman fans and Peter Parker for over 44 years! And Teenwolf is the ripoff artist here, not Spidey!
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Actually made before "Back to the Future," Teen Wolf was held back at the behest of the Producers in order to capitalise on Fox's profile as the 'hottest property in Hollywood' after BTTF.

Michael J. Fox has subsequently never had anything good to say about the movie, which is a shame, and also explains his total absence from the sequel, "Teen Wolf Too", which starred Jason Bateman. Michael only says "Looking back, I have no idea what I was thinking." in his autobiography.

We say "lighten up Mikey. Watch it again. It's a truly great movie, loved by lots of people".
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This script also has one of the cleverest introductions to a comedy screenplay that I've ever read:-

"Due to our strong personal convictions, we wish to stress that this film in no way endorses a belief in the occult. Nor do we propose that any beings, supernatural or otherwise, actually exist.

(page over)

Most of what follows is true."
Thanks to Aaron E.
The funny introduction in the screenplay is an almost word-for-word spoof of the intro for Michael Jackson's 1983 Thriller video. The statement was later added due to the backlash Jackson recieved for the video's supernatural theme.

Paul Davos kindly adds: The disclaimer at the beginning of THRILLER was added before the video was ever aired/released. Jackson and his family were Jehovah's Witness' and got cold feet about the whole thing at the 11th hour. The disclaimer was written and added by director John Landis to placate MJ.
Thanks to Jason O.
A guy named "Brad Kreisberg" posed for the Teen Wolf poster. It's his body with Michael J. Fox's head superimposed over it. Brad's body was also used for Pierce Brosnan's body for the poster to the movie "Nomads."
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The red/yellow Jacket that Michael J. Fox wears on the cover of the poster is the same one that Michael Jackson wears when he changes into a werewolf in the Thriller video. Instead during the course of the movie Michael J.Fox wears The B- Letter Beacon Blue/Yellow jacket
Thanks to Paul Warner II
People often say that a very young Andrew Shue from Melrose Place makes an early appearance when he utters "You bozos better shape up out there I cannot do this by myself"... In fact the actor is Doug Savant, also from Melrose Place.
Thanks to Neil Helsper
For some reason, during the final basketball scene, Mick is allowed to stand directly under the basket while Teen Wolf shoots his free throws. He would have to stand outside of the lane like the other players. This was obviously to add some drama to the scene, since Mick stares him down. But it would never be allowed in a real high school basketball game.
Thanks to 80'S Guy
The guy who plays Rusty Thorne, Jim McKrell, also stars as a cameo in "Gremlins", he is the news reporter at the end of the film. He uses the line 'Little green men'.
Thanks to Michael Vito
Teen Wolf's popularity amongst children caused them to make a cartoon of the movie. It ran from 1986 to 1989 on CBS.
Thanks to Koeago
James Hampton, the actor who played Scott's father in Teen Wolf, reprised his role not only in Teen Wolf Too but also in the short-lived Teen Wolf cartoon series.
Thanks to Marcel
The Beavers Mascot shown in the film is an exact copy of the old, and no longer used, "Benny Beaver" logo used by Oregon State University. The school quit using that style of Beaver logo in the late 1990's.

Bogus Trivia

There's often fake stuff floating round, y'know? -Like the 'ghost boy' that can allegedly be seen in "Three Men And A Baby".

But, nothing bogus that we know yet for "Teen Wolf".
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