June 17th, 1994


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Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job.

Release Year: 1994

Rating: 6.0/10 (25,146 voted)

Director: Mike Nichols

Stars: Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader

Worn down and out of luck, aging publisher Will Randall is at the end of his rope when a younger co-worker snatches both his job and wife out from under his nose. But after being bit by a wolf, Will suddenly finds himself energized, more competitive than ever, and possessed with amazingly heightened senses. Meanwhile, the beautiful daughter of his shrewd boss begins to fall for him - without realizing that the man she's begun to love is gradually turning into the creature by which he was bit.

Writers: Jim Harrison, Wesley Strick

Jack Nicholson - Will Randall
Michelle Pfeiffer - Laura Alden
James Spader - Stewart Swinton
Kate Nelligan - Charlotte Randall
Richard Jenkins - Detective Bridger
Christopher Plummer - Raymond Alden
Eileen Atkins - Mary
David Hyde Pierce - Roy
Om Puri - Dr. Vijay Alezais
Ron Rifkin - Doctor
Prunella Scales - Maude
Brian Markinson - Detective Wade
Peter Gerety - George
Bradford English - Keyes
Stewart J. Zully - Gary

Taglines: The Animal Is Out

Release Date: 17 June 1994

Filming Locations: Bradbury Building - 304 S. Broadway, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $70,000,000(estimated)

Gross: $131,002,597 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Prunella Scales filmed her part in four days.

Revealing mistakes: After Will picks up Stewart in the pond and throws him at the stone stairs, it is obviously a mannequin that hits and bounces off the stairs.

Dr. Vijay Alezias: And it feels good to be a wolf, doesn't it? Power without guilt. Love without doubt.

User Review

A Classy Werewolf Story

Rating: 8/10

Here's a werewolf movie done with some style and some class. This may be the only werewolf-business world combination. It features effective villains played by James Spader and Christopher Plummer. I've always found Spader an easy guy to dislike, in any film.

Jack Nicholson is the lead guy, however, and is refreshingly low-key, especially for him. I don't believe he ever raised his voice in this movie, acting very subdued throughout.

There isn't as much action as you see in most modern-day horror movies but yet this is such an intense story that you don't lose interest. It's pretty good in the visual department, too, and it doesn't hurt to ogle Michelle Pfeiffer.

Even though the profanity is pretty low for a '90s film, when it's there it's needless. They could could have done this movie, believe it or not, without any and it still would have been good. I'm not complaining. I still recommend this, but not for people who are looking for an action--packed vampire film.