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23 April 1976 (USA) See more »
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What a horrible way to die! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Sam Chew Jr. ... Dr. Tom Parkinson (as Sam Chew)
Elisabeth Chauvet ... Ann Bradley

Dan Priest ... Colonel
Ronald Gold ... Captain Delaney (as Ron Gold)
Al Dunlap ... General
Dan Balentine ... Pilot
Gary Van Ormand ... Woodley (as Gary Van Orman)

Darwin Joston ... Palmer (as Darwin Jostin)
Cary J. Pitts ... Sergeant (as Cary Pitts)
Eric Lawson ... Guard
Tony Ballen ... Sheriff Gates
Richard Lockmiller ... Deputy
Jo Jordan ... Mother
Scott McCartor ... Rick (as Scott McCarter)
Tip McClure ... Plumber (as Tipp McClure)
Celia Milius ... Woman in Bathtub (as Celia Kaye)
Travis Gold ... Timmy
Alan Decker ... Doug
Bob Merchon ... Howard
Ancel Cook ... Sam, the Janitor
Matt Knox ... Pilot (as Matthew Knox)
John Landon ... Hines

Directed by
John McCauley 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jerry Golding 
John McCauley 

Produced by
Irv Goodnoff .... associate producer
John McCauley .... producer
Harry H. Novak .... executive producer
Karl Tunberg .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Miles Goodman 
 
Cinematography by
Richard Gibb 
Irv Goodnoff  (as Irvin Goodnoff)
 
Film Editing by
Sandy Glieberman 
 
Art Direction by
John Landon 
 
Makeup Department
John Landon .... makeup artist
Marjorie Montgomery .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Karl Tunberg .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Sandy Glieberman .... sound effects editor
Mary McGlone .... assistant sound editor
Mary McGlone .... sound effects editor
Lars Nelson .... boom operator
Leslie Shatz .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Allan Goodnoff .... special effects (as Alan Goodnoff)
Harry Woolman .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff E. Blosser .... gaffer (as Jeff Blosser)
Marty W. Eichmann .... key grip (as Marty Eichmann)
Michael Jablow .... assistant camera
Tom Talty .... best boy
 
Other crew
Ray Folsom .... snake handler
Ray Folsom .... technical advisor
Jerry Golding .... script supervisor
Betty Kelly .... production assistant
 

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82 min
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Certification:
Italy:VM18 (DVD) | Norway:16 (Video rating) | USA:PG

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Revealing mistakes: In some shots of Tom and the helicopter pilot flying through the desert you can tell that they are actually on the ground and that the helicopter's blades are not turning by the reflection in their sunglasses.See more »
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Is that a rattle in your pocket??, 2 March 2006
Author: moycon from Atlanta

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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