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Uncle Sam (1996)

R  |  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)
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Jody Baker
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Mac Cronin (as Thom McFadden)
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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)  »

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Ekdikisi gia tin patrida  »

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

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Cannon balls like those being fired from the cannon by Jed do not explode, let alone explode a half dozen times as Leslie's home did. See more »

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Sam: Don't be afraid, it's only friendly fire.
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References City of the Living Dead (1980) See more »

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Performed and Composed by Mark Governor
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"Don't be afraid, it's only friendly fire."
2 January 2005 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

Talk about a disappointment. I know it's only Uncle Sam, but it's Bill Lustig and Larry Cohen. This dynamic duo should have had better results (see Maniac Cop). Uncle Sam is just so...I don't know, but it's not fun. And fun is exactly what it should have been. It's very goofy but I never once laughed with it, only at it. Perhaps the funniest aspect was the kid in the wheelchair. Where did he come from? He was never mentioned or shown and out of nowhere (and in the middle of the movie) he becomes a major character. Talk about bewildered. The best part is that he's always left behind. If someone goes into a house, the wheelchair kid stays outside. If someone leaves to get a cannon, the wheelchair kid just chills where he's at. It's accidentally hilarious. I can say some good about Uncle Sam. I can say it has one of the best casts to ever grace a slasher film. It's a 70's who's who that features Isaac Hayes, Bo Hopkins, William Smith, and Robert Forster. It's even got the guy who played the president on That's My Bush. I'm not sure how Lustig brought this cast together for this film, but it still doesn't compensate for the negative. If you're wanting to see a hokey horror flick with a killer who never runs out of quips, stick to the Nightmare on Elm Street sequels. If you're wanting to see a serious horror film with deep social commentary about war, watch Deathdream.

"Uncle Sam wants you...dead!"


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