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Uncle Sam (1996)

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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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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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Uncle Sam wants you... DEAD! See more »


Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence and brief nudity | See all certifications »




Release Date:

4 July 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ekdikisi gia tin patrida  »

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Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The ending is a reference to the ending of Lucio Fulci's City of the Living Dead (1980). The Lucio Fulci dedication before the end credits confirms this. See more »


Uncle Sam's pants go from red and white to black and white just before the final showdown. See more »


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 »


Referenced in Found (2012) See more »


Performed and Composed by Mark Governor
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Slasher cheese at it's maximum!
19 November 2004 | by (Noctropolis) – See all my reviews

I don't know if this was a direct to cable movie, but I watched it on the basic cable system months ago after it's release.

I don't regret. It's one of the cheesiest slasher flicks I've watched. I thought I was watching a mid 80's slasher because there's a marked 80's feeling through the movie.

The f/x are as cheap as you can get. The acting is hilarious. Sir Isaac Hayes delivers a weird performance as the badass Jed.

I loved his line at the end before he gives Uncle Sam a little of his own.

Very low budget slasher flick. Doesn't deserves a watch but if you got nothing, NOTHING else to do and it's very late, you should give it a chance. Or at least watch 10 minutes of it to give you an idea of what you're going through. 2/10.

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