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Wolfen, a frightening horror movie based upon a novel by Whitley Strieber, concerns Detective Dewey Wilson (Albert Finney), who gets assigned to investigate the strange murder of a millionaire and his wife in a downtown park. Wilson and his friend, city coroner Whittington (Gregory Hines), aided by criminal psychologist Rebecca Neff (Diane Venora) connect the killing to those of several others, primarily winos, drug addicts and derelicts, all of whom seem to have been mutilated by wild animals. Their search leads them to a group of Native Americans led by Edward James Olmos who tell them of a legend of a superior species that once roamed the area, but now are living and hunting in the slums of New York. The film is engrossing, frightening and intelligent, with sensational special effects. Director Michael Wadleigh uses these effects to great advantage, frequently showing the movements of the characters through the eyes of the "Wolfen." This film is also the screen debut of Hines. ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovi

Cast

Albert Finney
as Dewey Wilson
Diane Venora
as Rebecca Neff
Edward James Olmos
as Eddie Holt
Gregory Hines
as Whittington
Tom Noonan
as Ferguson
Dick O'Neill
as Warren
Dehl Berti
as Old Indian
Peter Michael Goetz
as Ross
Ralph Bell
as Commissioner
Corey Burton
as ESS Voices
Michael Wadleigh
as Terrorist Informer
Victor Arnold
as Roundenbush
Charles Howerton
Mel Welles
Sarah Felder
as Cicely Rensselaer
Annie Gagen
Roy Brocksmith
as Fat Jogger in Park
Tom Waits
as Song Performer - Jitterbug Boy
Caitlin O'Heaney
Tommy Ryan
as Detective
Donald Symington
as Lawyer
James Tolkan
as Baldy
Ray Serra
as Detective
Cullen Oliver Johnson
Frank Adonis
as Scola
Jeff Ware
as Interrogation Operator
Richard Minchenberg
as Policeman
E. Brian Dean
as Fouchek
Jery Hewitt
as Victim
Rino Thunder
as Native American
Linda Gary
Robert Moberly
Reginald VelJohnson
as Morgue Attendant
Sam Gray
as Mayor

Crew

Michael Wadleigh
Director
David M. Eyre, Jr.
Producer
Rupert Hitzig
Producer
Whitley Strieber
Book Author
David M. Eyre, Jr.
Screenwriter
Michael Wadleigh
Screenwriter
Gerry Fisher
Cinematographer
James Horner
Composer (Music Score)
Craig Safan
Composer (Music Score)
Chris Lebenzon
Editor
Paul Sylbert
Production Designer
David Chapman
Art Director
Alan King
Executive Producer
Alan Hicks
Set Designer
John Boxer
Costume Designer
Steven Felder
First Assistant Director
Alex Hapsas
First Assistant Director
Steve James
Stunts
Cis Corman
Casting
Carl Fullerton
Makeup Special Effects
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