Teen Wolf Too

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other uses, see Teen Wolf (disambiguation).
Teen Wolf Too
Teen wolf too.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Christopher Leitch
Produced by Kent Bateman
Screenplay by R. Timothy Kring
Story by
Based on Teen Wolf 
by Joseph Loeb III
Matthew Weisman
Starring
Music by Mark Goldenberg
Cinematography Jules Brenner
Edited by
Distributed by Atlantic Releasing Corporation
Release dates
  • November 20, 1987 (1987-11-20)
Running time
94 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $3 million
Box office $7.9 million[2]

Teen Wolf Too is a 1987 American fantasy comedy film and is the sequel to Teen Wolf. The film, directed by Christopher Leitch and written by R. Timothy Kring, stars Jason Bateman, James Hampton, John Astin, and Kim Darby.

Plot[edit]

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 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 harass him. Then, during his first boxing match, 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.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

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.

Reception[edit]

Teen Wolf Too received near universally negative reviews from critics.[3][4] The film holds a 7% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 14 reviews.[5] On Metacritic, the film has an 8 out of 100 rating based on 5 critics, indicating "overwhelming dislike".[6]

On their show, Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert specifically gave the film two emphatic thumbs down, with Ebert complaining that they had picked, along with Date with an Angel, the two worst films possible to be released on the same day.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TEEN WOLF TOO (PG)". British Board of Film Classification. November 23, 1987. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Teen Wolf Too". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  3. ^ MICHAEL WILMINGTON (1987-11-20). "MOVIE REVIEWS : 'Teen Wolf Too' Deserves a Silver Bullet - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  4. ^ "Teen Wolf Too (1987), Family Curse". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  5. ^ "Teen Wolf Too". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Teen Wolf Too". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Siskel and Ebert - Teen Wolf Too review (video)". ABC Domestic Television. Retrieved 2009-11-23. [dead link]

External links[edit]