Mike Nichols (1994)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Everything is right about this film apart from the direction. Jack Nicholson and Michelle Pfeiffer are suitably stellar - he as the middle-aged book editor, she as his boss's daughter, but their burgeoning romance is cursed by the fangs of a werewolf. Giuseppe Rotunno's glossy photography lends a sinister sophistication, Ennio Morricone's eerie score plays on our unease and make-up maestro Rick Baker's transformations combine ingenuity with a real sense of agony. But director Mike Nichols is so interested in the romantic entanglements that he forgets to make the horror horrific. While this is more a study in pain than a shocker, it could still do with a tad more menace and a lot less refinement.


An ageing publisher loses his grip on his career and his personal life thanks to a pushy younger rival. One night, he is bitten by a wolf and afterwards starts to feel the aggression and self-confidence needed to take charge of his destiny once more. However, he gradually comes to realise he is turning into a monster. Romantic horror, starring Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader and Kate Nelligan.

Cast & Crew

Will Randall Jack Nicholson
Laura Alden Michelle Pfeiffer
Stewart Swinton James Spader
Charlotte Randall Kate Nelligan
Raymond Alden Christopher Plummer
Roy David Hyde Pierce
Maude Prunella Scales
Mary Eileen Atkins
Det Bridger Richard Jenkins
Dr Vijay Alezias Om Puri
Director Mike Nichols
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia Tri-Star Films (UK)Guidance: Violence, swearing and sex scenes. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray