Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

MOVIE DATA
REVIEW
Release Date (USA): 17 June 1994
Director: Mike Nichols
Box Office: $65,012,000 (USA)
US-- one sheet poster
Tagline:
THE ANIMAL IS OUT
Cast:
Jack Nicholson
Michelle Pfeiffer
James Spader
Kate Nelligan
Christopher Plummer
Will Randall
Laura Alden
Steward Swinton
Charlotte Randall
Raymond Alden
The Story:
The deposed editor-in-chief Will Randall (Jack Nicholson) of an old, distinguished publishing firm, recently taken over by a multi-millionaire, corporate raider, is bitten by a wolf on a lonely stretch of road in Vermont the night of a full moon. As he slowly watches himself metamorphose into something lupine, he discovers that he has been betrayed by his most promising protege, his wife of 16 years has been unfaithful, and that he has fallen in love with the raider's beautiful, headstrong daughter (Michelle Pfeiffer). What follows is a series of grisly events that reaches a bloody and horrifying climax.
Filming Location:
Bradbury Building - 304 S. Broadway, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA
New York City, New York, USA
Old Westbury, Long Island, New York, USA
Roxbury, Vermont, USA
Sony Pictures Studios - 10202 W. Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California, USA (studio)
 
Awards:
Ennio Morricone (Top Box Office Films, ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards)
Jim Harrison and Wesley Stric (Saturn Award - Best Writing , Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA)
Nominations:
Best Horror Film (Saturn Award , Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA)
Jack Nicholson (Saturn Award - Best Actor , Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA)
Michelle Pfeiffer (Saturn Award - Best Actress , Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA)
James Spader (Saturn Award - Best Supporting Actor , Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA)
Rick Baker (Saturn Award - Best Make-up , Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA)
Ennio Morricone (Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television , Grammy Awards)
 
What did Michelle say on Laura Alden:
GRAHAM FULLER: You initially turned down the role of Laura in Wolf beacause it was a "girl" role. What persuaded you to do it in the end? Were you able to find something satisfying in the part? (Interview, July 1994)
MICHELLE PFEIFFER: Yeah, we worked really hard for that, but in the end, it's Jack nicholson's movie and i'm the love interest. I think the mistake they were making along the way was trying to camouflage my character with a lot of bullshit to make it interesting for someone to play. But bullshit is not playable! So I said, "Let's not pretend here," and we made her into somebody who grew up not ever having any place in society other than being the daughter of a wealthy man, kind of a wanderer and a lost soul who'd probably never be more than that in this lifetime. that was interesting to play and a good match with Jack's character.
"She was a vet, she was a nurse; basically it became this sort of device to make her look as if she's someone important. I finally said, "It's Jack's movie. It's better just not to pretend - to make her somebody who really can't find a purpose, the black sheep of the family, and kind of wanderer. At least that's something that's playable and real.'" (Premiere, March 1994)
 
What did they say about her in Wolf:
MIKE NICHOLS: "she thinks of the story, not of herself, if there's anything you might want her to do, she's interested. And if she has something to say, she makes a contribution - it's never about her."
 
What I feel:

I'm not sure how many Pfans and the public love "Wolf", although it had a great success in the Box Office. ''Wolf'' means a lot for me, it's August 1994, I went to see this movie with my mum and it's the first Michelle's movie I ever seen in the cinema in my life! Basically, it's a movie much more than the title, it's a horror package, but actually the director had a lot to say from the movie. ''This is a story about somebody who loses his humanity'' says Nichols, the director of ''WOLF''. ''And you can't say that's something to be desired." Michelle Pfeiffer looks drop-dead gorgeous in this movie, compare to her other movies in the same period, "Laura Alden" may be a bit simple than her other complicated roles, but the style and darkish atmosphere with Jack, Michelle made the movie became a classy art. And I personally think Jack Nicholson looked the best and most handsome in his werewolf make-up.

 
morrisseydesignstudio© . For Any ideas or suggestions please email to: pfeiffer@morrisseydesignstudio.com