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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
Tom McFadden ...
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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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)  »

Also Known As:

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

When the dramatic red-lit close-ups of the congressman's hands being strapped to the fireworks tower are shown, it's apparent that the arms are being stretched up and away from the waist, as in a crucifixion. When we see the congressman full length, however, his arms are tied down at hip level. 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 »

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References Maniac Cop 2 (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

The Stars and Stripes Forever
Composed by John Philip Sousa
Performed by Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (as The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra)
Conducted by Erich Kunzel
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It's Worth The Laughs!
25 April 1999 | by (Corpus Christi, Texas) – 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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