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An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)

An American man unwittingly gets involved with French werewolves who have developed a serum allowing them to transform at will.

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Amy Finch
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Claude
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Dr. Thierry Pigot
Tom Novembre ...
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Lycanthrope
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Hervé Sogne ...
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The daughter of the werewolf from AWIL is alive and living in Paris where her mother (from the first film) and stepfather are trying to overcome her lycanthropic disease. A trio of American tourists on a thrill seeking trip around Europe manage to stop her from plunging to her death from the top of the Eiffel tower and are embroiled in a horrific but often hilarious plot involving a secret society of werewolves based in the city and a drug which allows werewolves to change at any time... This time there's no need for a full moon... Written by Ben Jewitt <moribund.boy@mcmail.com>

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Rated R for werewolf/violence and gore, and for some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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25 December 1997 (USA)  »

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American Werewolf 2  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,600,878 (USA) (26 December 1997)

Gross:

$26,521,435 (USA) (27 March 1998)
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John Landis wrote one of the many screenplays considered. See more »

Goofs

All buses shown in the film are from Luxembourg; one even shows the logo "CFL" (Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois). See more »

Quotes

Andy McDermott: So hey you guy's are werewolve's too huh, super glad to know you
Claude: Andy, i don't think you have accepted the gift that has been given to you or much less appreciated it.
Claude: We have a mission Andy, to purify the world that why we pick our victim's through the scul of society, the government's of the world spend billions on medicine, welfare, charity to what affect it only keeps alive the weak the stupid the lazy who breed and multiply and weaking the human race.
Claude: All my men I have chosen for their ...
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Follows An American Werewolf in London (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Hardset Heat
Written by Cevin Key, Kevin 'ohGr' Ogilvie, Dwayne R. Goettel (as Dwayne Goettel) and Pat Sproule
Performed by Skinny Puppy
Courtesy of American Recordings
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Amusing, Scary But Not 'London'
28 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have mixed emotions about this film, especially as it compares to its forerunner,

"An American Werewolf In London." That film had it's funny moments, it was still more of horror tale than anything else. This updated version, now set in Paris, does not have that "edge" at all and simply isn't in the same class....but it does have some good things going for it that the first film did not have and overall it's still fun to watch.

So, "werewolf purists" aside, most of whom think this film is pure garbage compared to the London version, I'll still give it decent marks since I don't care what others think. I liked it even though I agree "London" is better and I prefer that version, too.

The first 30-40 minutes of this movie is strictly played for laughs including a hysterical scene with a "balloon" in a restaurant. It also introduces the lead female character, played by Julie Delpy. I don't see enough of this actress. She doesn't seem to make that many films, or least ones I hear about over here in America. This French actress has a face that is classic beauty, so the film got points for having her in it, and she looks great.

When the horror starts, it can get scary and the special effects are good. I also liked the lack of profanity in this film, unlike the first one: no f-words and no Lord's name in vain - amazing!

However, there are plenty of sexual remarks and there is one scene with a guy running out of bar tied to a cross which was blasphemous to me. The soundtrack is heavy metal which isn't appealing to a middle-aged guy like me, either. This film is geared a lot more toward 20-somethings, if that helps anyone.

It's entertaining.....just don't expect it to live up to the first film.


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