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Uncle Sam (1996)

Video  -  Comedy | Horror  -  4 July 1997 (USA)
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Desert Storm vet who was killed in combat rises from the grave on July Fourth, to kill the unpatriotic citizens of his hometown, after some teens burn an American flag over his burial site.

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Sam Harper (as David Shark Fralick)
Christopher Ogden ...
Jody Baker
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Sally Baker
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Matthew Flint ...
Phil
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Louise Harper
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Jed Crowley
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Mr. Crandall
Tim Grimm ...
Ralph
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Madge Cronin
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Mac Cronin (as Thom McFadden)
Zachary McLemore ...
Barry Cronin
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Richard Cummings Jr. ...
Dan
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Desert Storm vet who was killed in combat rises from the grave on July Fourth, to kill the unpatriotic citizens of his hometown, after some teens burn an American flag over his burial site. Written by Humberto Amador

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I want you DEAD! See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for strong horror violence and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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4 July 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ekdikisi gia tin patrida  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

A lenticular 3-D poster was produced for Uncle Sam. Reportedly, only 10 of the 3-D posters were issued. The images shows four versions of Uncle Sam changing from an old man into a ghoul. See more »

Goofs

When Uncle Sam is shot towards the end of the movie, the gun used on him is a six shooter, yet it fires 8 bullets. See more »

Quotes

Sam: Don't be afraid, it's only friendly fire.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, there is an out-take of a character on stilts falling down. See more »

Connections

References Maniac Cop 2 (1990) See more »

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Performed by The Abe Lincoln Story
Words and Music by Steve Moramarco
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Classic trash from exploitation masters Lustig and Cohen!
19 August 2002 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Between them William Lustig ('Maniac') and Larry Cohen ('It's Alive!) have been responsible for some of the best exploitation of the last thirty years. Together they had previously collaborated on the classic 'Maniac Cop' series. 'Uncle Sam' is an attempt to recreate the success of that partnership. It may not be as consistent as 'Maniac Cop', but it is a lot of fun, and much more entertaining than most of the b-grade horror mediocrities clogging up the video stores shelves. Lustig and Cohen know their stuff ( the movie is even dedicated to the late Lucio Fulci), and true connoisseurs of trash will eat this one up. A superior b-grade cast, some Lustig and/or Cohen veterans (William Smith, Robert Forster, Frank Pesce), and some who are not - Bo Hopkins ('The Wild Bunch'), Isaac Hayes ('Escape From New York') and P.J. Soles ('Halloween'), make this one worth the rental. 'Uncle Sam' gets my seal of approval!


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