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Fer-de-Lance (1974)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure | Thriller  -  18 October 1974 (USA)
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Poisonous pet snakes escape basket. Sub crashes to sea bottom. 8 hours of air. Freezing the snakes & female deep sea diver researchers, they save themselves. Suspense kept by warming 8th snake, till after credits and kissing couple.

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An American submarine leaves Tierra Del Fuego, and one of its crew has secretly brought aboard a container full of poisonous snakes which escape storage and bite key personnel on the submarine, causing an accident that cripples the vehicle so that it drops to the bottom of the Southern Ocean. Worse still, the snakes are still at large on the submarine and complicate the efforts of the crew to escape the sunken vessel. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Fer De Lance (1974)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

The screw of a submarine has good and bad news. The good news is that they are stuck on the ocean floor with boulders holding them down. The bad news is an idiot brought several deadly snakes on board that can kill within minutes of their bite. This made for TV flick is pretty good for the first hour but after that thing get tad bit boring, although the ending is good. The second half takes the focus off the snakes, which I feel was a mistake. There's no real violence to speak of but the director uses this to his benefit. David Janssen and Hope Lange star.


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