Terrorists in the process of kidnapping a child get trapped in a house with an extremely deadly snake.

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Jacmel
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Dave
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Commander William Bulloch
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Dr. Marion Stowe
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Howard Anderson
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Ruth Hopkins
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Philip Hopkins
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Louise Andrews
Mike Gwilym ...
Det. Constable Dan Spencer
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David Ball
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Mrs. Loewenthal
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Lord Dunning
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Sgt. Nash
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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 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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29 January 1982 (USA)  »

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Veneno  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,833,908 (USA) (31 January 1982)

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$5,229,643 (USA)
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The original script title of the later blockbuster movie Snakes on a Plane (2006) was "Venom". See more »

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When Dr. Stowe is told to get up by Kinski, she anticipates the terrorist's action by grabbing the scarf before Kinski 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 »

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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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Time Out
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Music by Stanley Myers
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Pretty good thriller.
26 February 2003 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"Venom" is an enjoyable thriller directed by Piers Haggard("Satan's Skin").A deadly black mamba snake threatens the denizens of an elegant townhouse.As long as the slithering creature is on the loose,no one is safe...The film has its share of surprises-some scenes are actually pretty nerve-wracking.The acting is exceptionally good with pretty familiar cast(Klaus Kinski,Susan George,Nicol Williamson,Oliver Reed)to boost.Highly recommended.


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