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Venom (1981)

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International terrorists attempt to kidnap a wealthy couples child. Their plan comes unstuck when, a deadly Black Mamba sent by mistake instead of a harmless snake, escapes, and the ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Jacques Müller
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Dave Averconnelly
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Cmdr. William Bulloch
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Dr. Marion Stowe
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Howard Anderson
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Philip Hopkins
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Louise Andrews
Mike Gwilym ...
Det. Constable Dan Spencer
Paul Williamson ...
Det. Sgt. Glazer
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David Ball
Hugh Lloyd ...
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Rita Webb ...
Mrs. Loewenthal
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Lord Dunning
John Forbes-Robertson ...
Sgt. Nash
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Storyline

International terrorists attempt to kidnap a wealthy couples child. Their plan comes unstuck when, a deadly Black Mamba sent by mistake instead of a harmless snake, escapes, and the terrorists and several hostages are trapped in the boy's London home. A tense evening is had by all as the snake creeps around the house picking off the various characters one by one. Written by R Lindsay

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Kidnappers terrify... black mambas kill! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Release Date:

29 January 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Veneno  »

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Trivia

Klaus Kinski took his role in this movie over an offer to appear in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) because he was offered more money. See more »

Goofs

When Dr stowe is told to get up by Kinski, she anticipates the terrorist's action by grabbing the scarf before Kinsi wraps her hand in it. See more »

Crazy Credits

The Producers wish to extend their thanks to David Ball, overseer of reptiles at London Zoo, without whose skill and courage in the handling of the deadly Black Mamba, this film could not have been made. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Time Out
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Music by Stanley Myers
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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Better than most reviewers rate it.
9 October 2002 | by (Rancho La Costa, CA USA) – See all my reviews

An exciting story with lots of suspenseful moments. Kinsky makes a great villain. Sterling Hayden did seem a bit under the weather, but Nicol Williamson gave an outstanding performance as a very different kind of policeman. I think the reviewers have been far too hard on this thriller. It sure kept me on the edge of my seat.


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