Teen Wolf is a 1985 fantasy/comedy film directed by Rod Daniel and starring Michael J. Fox as the eponymous "teen wolf."

Plot[edit | edit source]

Scott Howard is an average basketball player who pines for his dream girl while his best female friend pines for him.

When he finds out that a werewolf gene runs in his family, he's shocked and upset until he finds that he can use his "wolf-ness" to his advantage.

Scott becomes increasingly popular until his recognition takes a turn for the worse and he decides not to morph anymore.

Although his basketball team could use a boost, Scott wins the game without supernatural means and gets together with his best friend, Boof.

Sequel[edit | edit source]

A sequel, Teen Wolf Too, came out in 1988.

Scott's cousin Todd inherits the family's ability to be a werewolf.

Connections to MTV's Teen Wolf[edit | edit source]

  • Lead character is named Scott.
  • The "Best Friend" is named Stiles Stilinski.
  • The Coach is named Bobby Finstock.
  • Writers of the original film, Jeph Loeb & Matthew Weisman, get a writing credit on the MTV show due to union rules.

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