Wolfen

1981

Michael Wadleigh
Director
Orion Pictures
Production Company

Another 1981 werewolf offering. This one takes things seriously and has a pleasing conservationist message! The werewolf point-of-view shots are impressive and scary, particularly the derelict church scene.

Finney doesn't really convince as a jaded NYC detective, but Gregory Hines makes up for him. Diane Venora is great as usual and Edward James Olmos...well you'd never know it was the same guy that's in Battlestar Galactica.

James Horner appears to have scored this and Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan with the same music. The beasts are disappointingly cute at the finale. Recommended, as is Whitley Streiber's superb source novel.

~Wearysloth.



24th July 1981
Cinema






22nd November 2004
DVD









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Albert Finney
Dewey Wilson
Diane Venora
Becky Neff
Edward James Olmos
Eddie Holt
Gregory Hines
Whittington
Tom Noonan
Ferguson
Dick O'Neill
Warren
Dehl Berti
Old Indian
Peter Michael Goetz
Ross
Sam Gray
Mayor
Ralph Bell
Commissioner
Max M. Brown
Christopher Vanderveer
Anne Marie Pohtamo
Pauline Vanderveer
Sarah Felder
Cicely Rensselear
Reginald VelJohnson
Morgue Attendant
James Tolkan
Baldy
John McCurry
Sayad Alve
Chris Manor
Janitor
Donald Symington
Lawyer
Jeffrey Ware
Interrogation Operator
E. Brian Dean
Foucher
Jeffery V. Thompson
Harrison (as Jeffery Thompson)
Victor Arnold
Roundenbush
Frank Adonis
Scola
Richard Minchenberg
policeman
Ray Serra
Detective
Raymond Serra
Detective (as Ray Serra)
Thomas Ryan
Detective
Tony Latham
victim
David Connell
victim
Jery Hewitt
victim
Jery Hewitt
Victim
Roy Brocksmith
Fat Jogger in Park (as Ray Brocksmith)
Michael Wadleigh
Terrorist Informer
Joaquin Rainbow
Native American
Rino Thunder
Native American
John Ferraro
Native American
Glenn Benoit
Native American
Eddy Navas
Native American
Ricky Hawkeye
Native American
Pete Dyer
Native American
Paul Skyhorse
Native American
Gordon Eagle
Native American
Javier First-Day-Of-Light
Native American
George Stonefish
Native American
Julie Evening Lilly
Native American
Jane Lind
Native American
Annie Gagen
ESS Operator
Max Goff
ESS Operator
Cullen Johnson
ESS Operator
Robert L. King
ESS Operator
Robert Moberly
ESS Operator
Caitlin O'Heaney
ESS Operator
Tony Stratta
ESS Operator
William Sheridan
ESS Operator
Linda Gary
ESS Voice (voice)
Charles Howerton
ESS Voice (voice) (as Charles Howerdton)
Burr DeBenning
ESS Voice (voice)
Corey Burton
ESS Voice (voice)
Patricia Parris
ESS Voice (voice) (as Pat Parris)
Andre Stojka
ESS Voice (voice)
Dan Sturkie
ESS Voice (voice)
Mel Welles
ESS Voice (voice)
Mel Welles
ESS Voice (voice)
Diane Bivens
Revolutionary Woman
Robert Dahdah
Crowd
Daniel D. Halleck
Konrad Sheehan
Stunts
Tom Waits
Drunken Bar Owner
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