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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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Dr. Thierry Pigot
Tom Novembre ...
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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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This was in development for 6 years. See more »

Goofs

After fighting the werewolves in the crypt, Andy goes back to the house and he has a cut on his right shoulder. However, when the werewolves turn up, he runs down the stairs and the cut has now disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Surgeon: Did you see a girl? She's stolen my heart.
Andy McDermott: I know the feeling.
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References The Wolf Man (1941) 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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Not a sequel – more a cash-in title
28 January 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When a trio of American teens travel to Paris for a daredevil challenge they decide to bungee jump off the Eiffel Tower. During the jump Andy manages to save the life of a girl attempting suicide. However when he later tries to find her again he finds that she has something to hide. When he and his friends attend a party held by friends for hers they find they are trapped by werewolves. Andy gets bitten and becomes part of a world he wants no part of.

This is a belated sequel to the 1980's classic `American Werewolf in London' and indeed it tries very hard to be just like it - the corpse black humour, the dreams within dreams sequences etc. However the story is different as it introduces a wider werewolf conspiracy idea to the plot. It actually works quite well - it's not better than many other creature features but it works OK.

The main problem with it is that it is very much another teen horror movie - with a stupid rock soundtrack, valley girl style humour and dumb spectacle. It lacks the original's black humour and it isn't anywhere near as tense as `London'. The special effects are totally CGI and they don't work as well as `London's' - it all looks too computerised, and seeing everything takes the scare factor out of it.

In fairness when you look at it as a stand-alone film it's not so bad even though it doesn't stand out from other teenage horror movies. But a sequel to `London'? - sorry but it's not a great addition to that piece of work. Tom Everett Scott looks like he's stepped out of American Pie into a horror movie! He's OK but he doesn't compare with Dunne all those years ago. Julie Delphy is actually quite good - she doesn't have much of a character but she carries herself well. The other characters are either rough French skinheads or American teens.

Overall it's entertaining enough - but it pales terribly when compared to the original.


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