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Uncle Sam (1996)

R | | Comedy, Horror | Video 4 July 1997
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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Master Sergeant Sam Harper (as David Shark Fralick)
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Jody Baker
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Sally Baker
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Louise Harper
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Donald Crandall
Tim Grimm ...
Ralph
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Madge Cronin
Tom McFadden ...
Mac Cronin (as Thom McFadden)
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Barry Cronin
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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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Uncle Sam wants 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)  »

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Ekdikisi gia tin patrida  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Dedicated to "Lucio" (Fulci, the Italian horror director). See more »

Goofs

A class is shown in session in July, despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of American schools are not in session during July, and the classroom holds a rather large amount of students for it to be a summer school class. See more »

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Sam: Don't be afraid, it's only friendly fire.
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At the very end of the credits, there is an out-take of a character on stilts falling down. See more »

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Referenced in Honest Trailers: Leprechaun (2015) See more »

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Whathitcha
Performed by The Abe Lincoln Story
Words and Music by Steve Moramarco
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It's Worth The Laughs!
25 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

If you like campy horror/comedy flicks along the lines of "Jack Frost", you'll love "Uncle Sam". The story centers around a young boy, Cody, who is very proud of his Uncle Sam who was killed in Kuwait by 'friendly fire' from the US Government. Sam Harper's remains are flown back stateside for a burial. Cody, young and naive, wants to be just like his uncle Sam, but Sam wasn't a hero or good guy after all. Cody unknowingly opens the coffin with the remains of his uncle and then the fireworks start, and just in time for the 4th of July celebration. Tender moments are attempted but fail. Most notable is P.J. Soles of "Halloween" fame as a bitter mother whose son was blinded and burned by a freak fireworks accident. Issac Hayes livens up this film as a veteran and local military historian. There are laughs throughout and some unique deaths. Watch it late at night with a group of friends.


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