Swamp Quarantine-ish Movie Night - Teen Wolf (1985) - Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 9 PM ET

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Swamp Quarantine-ish Movie Night - Teen Wolf (1985) - Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 9 PM ET

Post by brian » Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:42 am

Teen Wolf (1985)
Director: Rod Daniel
Screenwriter: Jeph Loeb, Matthew Weisman
Starring: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti, Jerry Levine
Running Time: 92 minutes
Budget: $1.2 million
Box Office: $90 million
Streaming availability: Checking, appears to be none.
On-demand/PPV: $2.99/$3.99 on cable and satellite services
Other availability: Available on Showtime.
Start Time: 9:00 p.m. (movie starts at 9:10 p.m.)

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Could be the answer to the personal trivia question of movie I’ve seen the most times while not knowing the name of the director.

The high school Scott Howard attends is never named, though the schools in the film are identified by their nickname. Scott/TW’s mascot of course is the Beavers. The filmmakers were allowed to use the same logo that Oregon State University used at the time.

In a film that features some insanely egregious casting of overage actors to play high schoolers, the most egregious may be Stiles (Jerry Levine), who was 28 years old when Teen Wolf was released. (Because I know you’re wondering, Scott/TW’s antagonist Mick (Mark Arnold) was also 28 when Teen Wolf was released. He is two months younger than Levine.

MJF himself was a wide-eyed youth of 24 at the time by comparison.

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Post by rass » Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:17 pm

Budget was only $1.2 million? Wow.

I haven't seen this one in a LONG time. I skipped watching it with the kids when they were in Back to the Future mode because I thought it had a very 80s random and gratuitous boobs scene (sup They Live) but reading up now I guess it's just underwear/bra. Oops.
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Post by P.D.X. » Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:24 pm

That scene was burned into my mind as a youf.

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Post by Johnny Carwash » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:02 am

Just to get it out of the way: Boof > whatever the blonde chick's name was.
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Post by brian » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:50 am

Johnny Carwash wrote:
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Just to get it out of the way: Boof > whatever the blonde chick's name was.
Without a doubt. Even as a 12-year-old that bothered me what an idiot Scott is.

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Post by Rush2112 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:26 pm

Johnny Carwash wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:02 am
Just to get it out of the way: Boof > whatever the blonde chick's name was.
Boof was boofable for sure.

She's also in the 80s classic "Zapped."
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Post by Johnny Carwash » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:02 pm

Just read the budget vs. box office numbers in the first post and that's an insanely great return on investment.
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Post by brian » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:25 am

I'll post a pause point here shortly, but it'll probably be around Scott's ridiculous turn as a theater geek.

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Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:46 am

Johnny Carwash wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:02 pm
Just read the budget vs. box office numbers in the first post and that's an insanely great return on investment.
Michael J Fox probably got, what, $25K?
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Post by Johnny Carwash » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:50 am

Is this the one where DSafe was going to drop some mind-blowing fact about the making of?
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:28 am

Johnny Carwash wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:50 am
Is this the one where DSafe was going to drop some mind-blowing fact about the making of?
I wouldn't say mind-blowing, but there is something in the background at the end that is subject to much debate on the internet, more or less debunking it. But, I'll still share that at the appropriate time.

I also heard Amin Elhassan's explanation of why "Teen Wolf" is a deeply racist movie this morning, so I'll be dropping some of that as it goes, as well.
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Post by brian » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:33 am

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:28 am
Johnny Carwash wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:50 am
Is this the one where DSafe was going to drop some mind-blowing fact about the making of?
I wouldn't say mind-blowing, but there is something in the background at the end that is subject to much debate on the internet, more or less debunking it. But, I'll still share that at the appropriate time.

I also heard Amin Elhassan's explanation of why "Teen Wolf" is a deeply racist movie this morning, so I'll be dropping some of that as it goes, as well.
I think I can guess at this and if I'm right while I don't necessary disagree with the premise it might be reading a bit much into stuff that's not necessarily there. But I'm interested in hearing about it.

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Post by brian » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:48 am

We'll pause a little after the 45 minute after a long heart-to-heart talk between Scott and Boof. We'll pause just before the basketball game between the Beavers and the Cadets where
[+] spoiler
Teen Wolf, Basketball Legend
makes his debut.

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Post by brian » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:36 pm

Somehow, we fuckin' killed a guy.

RIP James Hampton. Let's all honor him tonight.

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Post by rass » Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:12 pm

Aw shit. I like the scene where his dad gets all threatening. Unless I’m making that up, in which case I would have liked it.
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rass wrote:
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Aw shit. I like the scene where his dad gets all threatening. Unless I’m making that up, in which case I would have liked it.
My favorite scene is where he gets excited after making a basketball shot after shooting hoops with Boof. He seems to show some real joy.

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Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:02 pm

Gonna watch this one for Caretaker tonight.
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Post by brian » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:53 pm

Pouring one out for the public affairs director of Ventana Nuclear Power Plant tonight.

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Post by brian » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:58 pm

This was a nice touch.
Hampton is survived by his wife Mary and children James, Andrea and Frank. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for fans to donate to The Michael J. Fox Foundation.

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Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:07 pm

Starting this one at the top before the MGM logo, I trust.
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Post by Johnny Carwash » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:07 pm

I'm looking at the clock, counting down the minutes until we start. What are you looking at, dicknose?
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Post by brian » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:08 pm

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:07 pm
Starting this one at the top before the MGM logo, I trust.
Was just gonna say this. The MGM lion provides a handy starting point.

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I'm looking at the clock, counting down the minutes until we start. What are you looking at, dicknose?
Classic shirt.
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Post by brian » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:08 pm

My wife was pretty excited we're doing this movie. Our tastes on movie night have not jibed with hers.

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Post by brian » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:10 pm

We are live.

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Post by Johnny Carwash » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:11 pm

That is some barebones title design.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:11 pm

It's kind of weird how spare these opening credits are for an 80's comedy with a popular "teen" star. Normally, there would be the single from the soundtrack here or something.
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Post by rass » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:12 pm

Leaning into horror movie vibes, right?
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Post by brian » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:12 pm

Interesting bit of trivia. The actor who plays coach Finstock is Jay Tarses, whose daughter Jamie would become the first woman to ever run an American broadcast network (ABC). She just died earlier this year.

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Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:12 pm

How much better would Fox's shooting motion have looked 25 years later... after the Raptors had come into being.
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Post by brian » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:13 pm

We have our first non-call by these shitty refs, not giving Mick a charge there.

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Post by brian » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:13 pm

Absolutely #TeamBoof here.

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Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:13 pm

The brunette girl with the sunglasses, red jacket, and the heels in the stands is pretty hot.
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Post by brian » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:14 pm

Travel.

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Post by Johnny Carwash » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:14 pm

Mick absolutely has a scholarship offer to Duke, right?
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Longest non-jump ball call in scholastic sports history.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:15 pm

Chub is gonna steal someone's bike.
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Hey, it's Enrico Palazzo!
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Post by brian » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:16 pm

Stiles was calling people "rubberneck" before the Jerky Boys.

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Post by rass » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:16 pm

Wonder how many Chariots of Fire fakeouts there were before that one
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