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Silent Predators (1999)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | TV Movie 13 June 1999
A small town deals with an invasion of rattlesnakes.

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Vic Rondelli
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Mandy Stratford
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Mayor Parker
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Vera Conrad
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George Mitchell
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Dr. Matthew Watkins
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Max Farrington
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Ken
David Webb ...
Sheriff Howell
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Sandra Bell ...
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In 1979, a delivery truck makes its way up a lonely southern California highway in a storm, bound for the San Diego Zoo with a deadly tropical rattlesnake as cargo. When the truck suffers a blowout, the driver loses control and hits a tree, shattering the snake's aquarium in the back and the window separating the snake from the driver. The snake slithers into the front of the truck, kills the driver with its bite and then moves off into the forest. Flash forward to 1999. The small southern California town of San Vicente has grown from 6,000 to 30,000, and the rattler, which escaped nearby years ago, has bred. There are now 25,000 of these hybrid rattlesnakes, and they are slowly making their way downhill into the town, attracted by the movement of the blasting as the town paves its way toward progress. Progress, in this case, brings terror, in this tale originally penned by John Carpenter. Written by DANIEL

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The hunt is on. You're the Prey.


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13 June 1999 (USA)  »

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Angriff der Klapperschlangen  »

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This was based on "Fangs", a script John Carpenter did back in the 1970s when he wrote as a gun for hire. In the original, according to Carpenter himself, there were scares and jumps all over the place. One scene included a man who hears a rattle, thinks it's his infant, and finds a rattlesnake in the crib. See more »

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When they pull Mandy out of the mine with the bulldozer, the lever that the operator pulls would not, in reality, stop the bulldozer. See more »

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A movie of Silent predators? Nope.
6 November 2002 | by (Greensboro, N.C.) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this movie, I only caught the first half hour of it, but it was enough. I had seen enough of these formulaic, made-for-TV movies to know how it was going to end. Two months later, the curiosity of the accuracy of my predictions got the best of me, so I rented the movie and finished it this time. And I can say that with my guesstimation abilities, movie companies should hire me to write formulaic, made-for-TV movies. Everything happened that I anticipated: the progression of the plot, the introduction and killing off of characters, the role each character plays in the movie, it all was there.

If you've seen one of these movies, you've seen them all. Movies like this one, Marabunta, The Fury Within, Nightscream, Burial of the Rats, they are all the same. Watch one movie, replace the aggressive animal with a different animal, and enjoy.

Scott says: For a movie of silent rattlesnakes, the snakes sure broke script a lot.


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