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Rattlers (1976)

PG | | Horror | 23 April 1976 (USA)
A herpetologist investigating a series of fatal rattlesnake attacks discovers that the creatures have been infected by a mysterious nerve gas disposed of in the desert by the military.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Chew Jr. ...
Dr. Tom Parkinson (as Sam Chew)
Elisabeth Chauvet ...
Ann Bradley
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Colonel Stroud
Ronald Gold ...
Captain Delaney (as Ron Gold)
Al Dunlap ...
General Hinch
Dan Balentine ...
Pilot Hawkins
Gary Van Ormand ...
Woodley (as Gary Van Orman)
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Palmer (as Darwin Jostin)
Cary J. Pitts ...
Sergeant (as Cary Pitts)
Eric Lawson ...
Guard
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Sheriff Gates
Richard Lockmiller ...
Deputy
Jo Jordan ...
Mother
Scott McCartor ...
Rick (as Scott McCarter)
Tipp McClure ...
Plumber
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A large number of chemically altered rattlesnakes become fearsome killers in this TV chiller. The tale is set in the Mojave Desert and centers upon Sam Parkinson, a noted herpetologist, who has come to investigate a series of strange deaths that began with two dead children found near their parents' campsites. Written by Ørnås

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23 April 1976 (USA)  »

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Killer-Schlangen  »

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Goofs

The glider pilot says there were dozens of snakes surrounding his plane, that forced him to dive in his cockpit and close it up. He says he was rescued by the tow plane that showed up to tow him to safety. How did the tow pilot hook up the glider without the snakes attacking him? See more »

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Featured in Horror Hotel: Rattlers! (2014) See more »

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Is that a rattle in your pocket??
2 March 2006 | by (Atlanta) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderfully awful flick about rattle snakes. Hence the name. These aren't just ordinary rattle snakes though...No siree. These rattle snakes can strike at, bite through and pop an army jeeps tires as it flies past them going 50 miles an hour. Yep. Discarded toxic waste has made these suckers tough. (Although you wouldn't know it to look at them.) A snake guy and a female photographer are around to keep the movie moving forward to it's exciting conclusion (Which I forgot or fell sleep during)

This movie also answers the question... What do you do when the plumber tells you he is going to be changing out the pressure regulator on your pipes? Yes that's right, the correct answer is wait 2 minutes until he is under the house and then strip naked and take a bath. (What it doesn't answer is how you can magically fill the tub when the pressure regulator is in-line with your water pipes and has been removed, but lets just assume this lady has dual main water feeds.)It also answers the question do rattle snakes like to take bubble baths...and the answer is, "of course" you big silly.

If you have not had the pleasure of witnessing this movie...you must. You will cringe at the rattle snakes nearness.


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