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Writers (WGA):
John Carpenter (teleplay) and
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Release Date:
13 June 1999 (USA) See more »
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Harry Hamlin ... Vic Rondelli

Shannon Sturges ... Mandy Stratford

David Spielberg ... Mayor Parker

Patty McCormack ... Vera Conrad

Beau Billingslea ... George Mitchell

Phillip Troy Linger ... Dr. Matthew Watkins

Jack Scalia ... Max Farrington

David Whitney ... Ken
David Webb ... Sheriff Howell
Carolyn Bock ... Anita Young

Beth Champion ... Karen
Sandra Bell ... Laura Holden
Kirsty Boden ... Tammy Holden
Darce Florio ... Anita's Friend

Paul Tassone ... Stranded Motorist
Nathalie Roy ... Lacey
Mark Fairall ... Jack Kelly

Dominic Purcell ... Truck Driver
Daniel Murphy ... Jake
Amanda Dettrick ... Mrs. Parker (as Amanda Mires)
Antonia Murphy ... Olivia Porter
Katy Charles ... Victim's Wife
Tom Betts ... Little League Father
Marc Arena ... Kirk
Michael Langdon ... Lance Parker
John Walkin ... Umpire
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stewart Kirkland ... Townsperson (uncredited)

Directed by
Noel Nosseck 
Writing credits
John Carpenter (teleplay) and
William S. Gilmore (teleplay) (as William Gilmore) and
Matt Dorff (teleplay)

Patricia Arrigoni (story) &
Fred Brown (story)

Produced by
Richard D. Arredondo .... producer (as Rick Arredondo)
Ted Babcock .... co-producer
William S. Gilmore .... co-executive producer (as William Gilmore)
Leslie Lipton .... co-producer
Peter Sadowski .... associate producer
Robert M. Sertner .... executive producer
Erik Storey .... co-producer
Randy Sutter .... producer
Frank von Zerneck .... executive producer
H. Daniel Whitman .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Michael Tavera 
Cinematography by
John Stokes (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Tod Feuerman 
Casting by
Susan Glicksman 
Fern Orenstein 
Production Design by
Jon Dowding 
Set Decoration by
Paul Hurrell 
Costume Design by
Graham Purcell 
Makeup Department
Margaret Stevenson .... make-up and hair supervisor
Production Management
Troy Clarke .... unit manager
Julie Forster .... unit production manager
Skates Naiman .... production supervisor (as 'Skates' Naiman)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bob Howard .... first assistant director
Angella McPherson .... second assistant director
Dean Mountford .... additional third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Chrissy Feld .... props
Sound Department
Wayne Artman .... re-recording mixer
Greg Burgmann .... production sound mixer
Chris David .... re-recording mixer
Robert L. Harman .... re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Mont Fieguth .... special effects coordinator
Matt Sloan .... animatronics technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Craig Weiss .... visual effects supervisor
Danny Baldwin .... stunt coordinator
Sue Baldwin .... stunt department coordinator (uncredited)
Haydn Dalton .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Nick McKinless .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Phil Cross .... camera operator
Brett Marks .... key grip
Ken Moffatt .... gaffer
Andrew Railton .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Tom McSweeney .... casting: Australia, Maura Fay Casting
Editorial Department
Christopher Campbell .... post production coordinator
Pam Sharp .... assistant editor
Eric Whipp .... telecine colorist (uncredited)
Location Management
Jamie McLennan .... location manager
Music Department
Terri Fricon .... music supervision
Marty Wereski .... music editor
Scott Cochran .... music engineer (uncredited)
Billy Martin .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Truck Humphries .... vehicle coordinator (as 'Truck' Humphries)
Other crew
Lyn Aronson .... script supervisor
Annie McEvoy .... production coordinator
Jamie McGuire .... production assistant: los angeles
Margherite Paino .... accounts assistant
Rachel Leigh Anderson .... stand-in (uncredited)
Nancy Mouton .... assistant to executive producers Robert M. Sertner and Frank von Zerneck (uncredited )

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
  • Maura Fay Group  casting: Australia, Tom McSweeney (as Maura Fay Casting)

Additional Details

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91 min

Did You Know?

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 »
Revealing mistakes: There are numerous pythons obviously mixed in with rattlesnakes.See more »


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Silent? I beg to differ., 21 June 2007
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

Twenty years ago there was a car accident one night in a small southern California town San Catalano where a crate of tropical rattlesnakes escaped into the area. Now the area is experiencing a boom in housing development, and this has disrupted the nest of these deadly predators. Vic Rondell the new fire chief has just arrived, and when one snake attack after another occurs. He goes about trying to discover why the sudden attacks, but the greedy property developer Max Farrington doesn't want to start a panic and tries his best to get Rondell on the wrong side of the community. So it's left up to a tainted Vic and Farrington's business associate Mandy Stratford to put a stop to it.

Routine, repetitive and lame creatures run amok TV b-feature. Not that I think it's the complete pits, but everything that happens here has been done to death. Even in the film itself! It's always the same actions occurring over and over again. Not helping out is that it's not bad enough to be hilarious, of course stupidity fills nearly every moment and everything about it is clumsy. However it doesn't have that schlock presence or any sense of fun. The low-rent script (supposedly written by John Carpenter in the 70s) throws a bit of everything into the contrived premise, but in the long run it's a poisonous venture that's witless and incredibly textbook stuff. Director Noel Nosseck does a real nothing job with it, and makes sure you're in for something of extreme blandness, poor pacing and tired false jumps. While the deaths are mostly random there's no suspense, nor thrills. Nothing is sustained or delivered, because they are poorly staged and too goofy to have any sort of effect. While the obnoxious score gets in the way. A special mention though, at least they didn't succumb to digital effects for the snakes. We even get some snake vision, using a red filter. Strange the title actually makes no sense, since we're talking about rattlesnakes here. The no-frills performances are your standard mould found in these features and so are their stock characters. A dopey looking Harry Hamlin is here to save the day! Dominic Purcell and an animal loving Patty McCormack also feature in minor parts.

Formulaic and unexciting is what it ends up being.

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