Teen Wolf Too
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|Teen Wolf Too|
Teen Wolf Too movie poster
|Directed by||Christopher Leitch|
|Produced by||Kent Bateman
Thomas Coleman (executive producer)
Michael Rosenblatt (executive producer)
|Written by||R. Timothy Kring|
|Story by||Jeph Loeb
|Music by||Danny Elfman
|Edited by||Raja Gosnell
|Distributed by||Atlantic Releasing Corporation|
|Running time||94 minutes|
Teen Wolf Too is a 1987 American comedy film and is the sequel to Teen Wolf. The film was directed by Christopher Leitch based on a script by R. Timothy Kring, Jeph Loeb, Bret Granville and Matthew Weisman. The film stars Jason Bateman as Todd Howard, James Hampton as Uncle Harold Howard, John Astin as Dean Dunn, and Kim Darby as Professor Tanya Brooks.
Todd Howard (Jason Bateman), the cousin of Scott Howard, has recently been accepted into Hamilton University on a full athletic scholarship on the recommendation of Coach Bobby Finstock (Paul Sand), who was Scott's basketball coach at Beacontown High. Finstock's hope is that Todd has the family genes to become a werewolf and turn Finstock's new struggling boxing team into championship contenders. Having never been much good at sports, and because he is more interested in being a veterinarian, Todd is certain that Coach Finstock has the wrong guy. During a meet and greet reception of school alumni, Todd has his first "wolf-out" while dancing with a seductive hostess. At first, Todd is horrified by his "family affliction", and fellow students begin to taunt him. Then, during his first boxing fight, after nearly getting knocked out, Todd has his second "wolf-out" only this time he is able to display his supernatural agility and strength and has a dramatic come from behind victory, thus earning the admiration of the students as well as the strict Dean Dunn (John Astin).
With his newfound fame comes girls, top grades and even the dean's car but as the year goes on, Todd realizes that he is losing his friends and self-respect. Todd seeks out advice from his uncle, Scott's father, Harold Howard (James Hampton), who helps Todd comes to terms with his responsibilities and prepares him for the championship. Todd also reconnects with his girlfriend, Nikki (Estee Chandler), who helps him regain his focus of being humble. Todd then decides that he will fight his championship match against Steve "Gus" Gustavson (Robert Neary), who Todd had prior issues with, as himself rather than the wolf much to the dismay of all except his uncle, girlfriend and Professor Tanya Brooks (Kim Darby) who unbeknownst to Todd is also a werewolf. After losing round after round, and nearly getting knocked out, Todd is tempted to become the wolf until he sees Nicki mouth the words "I love you" to him. This gives Todd the strength to overcome Gus and knocks him out to a roaring ovation.
- Jason Bateman as Todd Howard
- Kim Darby as Professor Tanya Brooks
- John Astin as Dean Dunn
- Paul Sand as Coach Bobby Finstock
- James Hampton as Uncle Harold Howard
- Estee Chandler as Nicki
- Beth Ann Miller as Lisa Goldfluss
- Mark Holton as Chubby
- Stuart Fratkin as Rupert "Stiles" Stilinski
- Robert Neary as Steve "Gus" Gustavson
- Rachel Sharp as Emily
- William H. Burton as Pug
- David Burton as Peter
- Kyle Fraley as Referee
- Kathleen Freeman as Admissions Lady
- Kevin Kaye as Fight Announcer
- Eric Matthew as Admissions Kid
- Thomas William White as Referee
- Janelle Brady as History Student
James Hampton and Mark Holton are the only actors to reprise their roles from Teen Wolf, as Harold Howard and Chubby respectively. The characters of Coach Finstock and Stiles returned for the sequel but were re-cast with Paul Sand as Finstock and Stuart Fratkin as Stiles.
Critics almost universally panned the film. Siskel and Ebert specifically gave it two enthusiastic thumbs down, with Roger Ebert complaining that they had picked, along with Date with an Angel, the two worst movies possible to be released on the same day. Teen Wolf Too currently holds a 14% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
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- "Siskel and Ebert - Teen Wolf Too review (video)". ABC Domestic Television. Retrieved 2009-11-23.[dead link]
- Teen Wolf Too at the Internet Movie Database
- Teen Wolf Too at AllMovie
- Teen Wolf Too at Rotten Tomatoes
- Teen Wolf Too at Box Office Mojo