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Rattlers -- A noted herpetologist is sent to investigate a series of strange deaths that began with two dead children found near their parents' campsites in the Mojave Desert.

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Release Date:
23 April 1976 (USA) See more »
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What a horrible way to die! See more »
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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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Factual errors: The soldier who looks in Ann's truck for the snake has his uniform rank on upside down.See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
It was like something evil watching me., 10 January 2010
Author: lastliberal from United States

Now, we know who put those snakes on the plane.

Two kids are killed after falling into a den of rattlers, and the sheriff immediately calls in a snake expert (Sam Chew Jr.). They fell in a rattler den, for goodness sakes! Some good snake scenes, sch as the rattler crawling up the plumber's (Tip McClure) pants, and some ridiculous ones, like the mom (Jo Jordan) in the bathtub getting attacked and not standing up so we could see her.

As you would expect the dialog was terrible, and some scenes ridiculous, like the mine shaft explosions. Someone called it the "Plan Nine From Outer Space" of snake movies. I could not say it better.

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