is an 1994 supernatural horror film, directed by Mike Nichols
. The main stars were Jack Nicholson
and Michelle Pfeiffer
The film starts with featuring Will Randall (Nicholson), the aging managing editor of an influential publishing house. His skills have somewhat diminished with age and his disloyal protege Stewart Swinton (James Spader
), has taken full advantage. Their employer, tycoon Raymond Alden (Christopher Plummer
), announces Randall's demotion in favor of Swinton. While Mrs. Charlotte Randall (Kate Nelligan) has started an affair with said new managing editor.
However, Randall's life seems to be about to change for the better. A chance encounter with a lone wolf on a snowy country road of Vermont results in a single small bite on Randall's arm. Gradually, he becomes rejuvenated, revitalized, and more aggressive. Allowing him to outperform Swinton and get his job back. His sexual appetite has also increased and he seems to have a mutual attraction with Laura Alden (Pfeiffer), world-weary daughter to his boss. His new superhuman senses of sight and smell are part bewildering and part fascinating.
But then our hero discovers himself taking animal characteristics and spending nights hunting deers in nearby forests. Waking up at morning with hazy memory of the night's activities but plenty of blood on his hands to give him a hint. Randall finally realizes what is going on. He is becoming a werewolf... and the process has just begun. Worse, he is not certain he hasn't been spreading his condition to others.
Wolf provides examples of the following tropes: