An American Werewolf in Paris

Updated June 26, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
Director: Anthony Waller
Writers: Tim Burns, Anthony Waller and Tom Stern
Director of Photography: Egon Werdin
Editor: Peter R. Adam
Music: Wilbert Hirsch
Production Designer: Matthias Kammermeir
Producer: Richard Claus
Hollywood Pictures; R; 100 minutes
Release: 12/97
Cast: Tom Everett Scott, Julie Delpy, Vince Vieluf, Phil Buckman, Julie Bowen, Pierre Cosso and Thierry Lhermitte

The similarities to John Landis's classic An American Werewolf in London stop at the title. The follow-up has none of the chilling effects, the acting's horrendous (even the luminous Delpy seems to be sleepwalking through the film) and the story's a by-the-books clunker. Traveling in Paris with a group of friends to score some cheap thrills and sex, Andy (Scott) saves a woman (Delpy) mid-flight in her suicide leap from the Eiffel Tower. He tracks her down, only to discover she's a werewolf who was bitten by her thirsty boyfriend. Plenty of carnage and anti-climactic metamorphoses follow.

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