A real-estate tycoon, his coke-bringing wife and a slum wino have something grisly in common: they're the latest victims in a series of random murders. A veteran NYPD detective soon suspects the killings may be supernatural and deliberate: ages-old beings of cunning intelligence and incredible power, defending their turf from the encroachments of humankind. Using a Steadicam camera and Louma crane to simulate the predator's perspective, director Michael Wasdleigh (Woodstock) achieves a remarkable blend of New York City mystery and menace not captured on film before. With deft performances by Albert Finney, Gregory Hines, Dian Venora and Edward James Olmos. Wolfen is a full-fanged, full-throttle horror ride.

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Wolfen (1981)

R

Horror · 1h 54m · 7/24/1981

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It will tear the scream from your throat

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A real-estate tycoon, his coke-bringing wife and a slum wino have something grisly in common: they're the latest victims in a series of random murders. A veteran NYPD detective soon suspects the killings may be supernatural and deliberate: ages-old beings of cunning intelligence and incredible power, defending their turf from the encroachments of humankind. Using a Steadicam camera and Louma crane to simulate the predator's perspective, director Michael Wasdleigh (Woodstock) achieves a remarkable blend of New York City mystery and menace not captured on film before. With deft performances by Albert Finney, Gregory Hines, Dian Venora and Edward James Olmos. Wolfen is a full-fanged, full-throttle horror ride.

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Status

Released

Country

United States

Production Companies

Warner Bros. Pictures, Orion Pictures
Part Of
Cast
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James Tolkan

Baldy
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Dan Sturkie

ESS Voice (voice)
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Andre Stojka

ESS Voice (voice)
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Patricia Parris

ESS Voice (voice) (as Pat Parris)
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Corey Burton

ESS Voice (voice)
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Burr DeBenning

ESS Voice (voice)
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Charles Howerton

ESS Voice (voice) (as Charles Howerdton)
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Mel Welles

ESS Voice (voice)
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Glenn Benoit

Native American
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John Ferraro

Native American
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Diane Venora

Rebecca Neff
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Edward James Olmos

Eddie Holt
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Gregory Hines

Whittington
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Tom Noonan

Ferguson
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Dick O'Neill

Warren
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Dehl Berti

Old Indian
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Peter Michael Goetz

Ross
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Sam Gray

Mayor
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Ralph Bell

Commissioner
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Diane Bivens

Revolutionary Woman (uncredited)
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Anne Marie Pohtamo

Pauline van der Veer
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Albert Finney

Dewey Wilson
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Ricky Hawkeye

Native American
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Pete Dyer

Native American
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Paul Skyhorse

Native American
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Gordon Eagle

Native American
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Javier First-Day-Of-Light

Native American
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George Stonefish

Native American
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Julie Evening Lilly

Native American
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Jane Lind

Native American
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Annie Gagen

ESS Operator
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Max Goff

ESS Operator
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Cullen Johnson

ESS Operator
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Robert L. King

ESS Operator
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Robert Moberly

ESS Operator
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Caitlin O'Heaney

ESS Operator
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Tony Stratta

ESS Operator
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William Sheridan

ESS Operator
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Linda Gary

ESS Voice (voice)
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Tom Waits

Drunken Bar Owner (uncredited)
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Daniel D. Halleck

(uncredited)
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Robert Dahdah

Crowd (uncredited)
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Eddy Navas

Native American
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Sarah Felder

Cicely Rensselaer
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Reginald VelJohnson

Morgue Attendant (as Reginald Vel Johnson)
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Max M. Brown

Christopher van der Veer
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John McCurry

Sayad Alve
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Chris Manor

Janitor
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Donald Symington

Lawyer
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Joaquin Rainbow

Native American
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Michael Wadleigh

Terrorist Informer
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Roy Brocksmith

Fat Jogger in Park (as Ray Brocksmith)
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Jery Hewitt

Victim
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David Connell

Victim
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Tony Latham

Victim
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Rino Thunder

Native American
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Thomas Ryan

Detective
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Richard Minchenberg

Policeman
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Frank Adonis

Scola
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Victor Arnold

Roundenbush
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Jeffery V. Thompson

Harrison (as Jeffery Thompson)
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E. Brian Dean

Fouchek
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Jeffery Ware

Interrogation Operator
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Raymond Serra

Detective (as Ray Serra)
Crew
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David Eyre

Writer
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Whitley Strieber

Writer
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Michael Wadleigh

Director
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Michael Wadleigh

Writer
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Eric Roth

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Wolfen

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

8/6/2002

Disc Title Front Cover

Wolfen

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

7/21/2020

Disc Title Front Cover

Wolfen

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

6/2/2015

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