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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 ...
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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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It's time to serve your country, and 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

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 »

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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A poem is read aloud during the credits. 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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Love the good ole U S of A...or DIE!
18 May 2003 | by (Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

Young Jody (Christopher Ogden) is a pre-teen with military aspirations thanks to Uncle Sam's medal winning service in Kuwait before his death. Sam's coffin is delivered to Jody's home three years after the fact where Sam's widow and his sister-in-law plan to hold funeral services. Three stupid and obnoxious teens burn an American flag on Sam's funeral plot, which somehow makes him return to life as a ghoul (the make-up is actually pretty good) who offs non-patriotic people while dressed as the title character!

On July 4th at the Twin Rivers festival is where most of the carnage takes place. Death is caused by hanging, flag pole impalement, BBQ grill and fireworks explosion. After finding numerous dead bodies, the festival (and slaughter) idiotically continue. Why? "We wouldn't want to disappoint the children, now would we?"

Awful performances from a cast who should know better, lame attempts at comedy, a moronic script (by Larry Cohen!), a stupid full-contact potato sack race and unbelievable character actions (two adults leave a little kid alone in a house with the killer!?) are just a few of the problems with this gimmicky, subpar horror film.

Score: 2 out of 10


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