Skeleton Man (2004)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Action, Horror, Thriller  |  1 March 2004 (USA)
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A co-ed group of Special Forces agents search the wilderness for a predator type creature that has been on a killing spree.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sgt. Cordero
Lt. York
Jonathon Klein ...
Power House Supervisor
Blind Indian
Sgt. Terry
Maurice Nehru ...
Fighting Indian
Lisa Oliva Rodriguez ...
Sgt. Smith (as Lisa Oliva)
David E. Ornston ...
Carlos Rodriguez ...
Warrior Prince
Captain Leary
Bill M. Ryusaki ...
Ancient Medicine Man (as Bill Ryusaki)
Lt. Scott
Child Warrior (as Boo Boo Stewart)
Indian Princess


The scientist Charles and Marissa receive some objects and a skull from an ancient Indian cemetery, and while cleaning a vase, they are attacked and murdered by a mysterious being, the Skeleton Man. Then, a military squad commanded by Captain Leary seeks out two groups of four soldiers each that vanished in the jungle. They face the Skeleton Man, shooting him while he kills each soldier. Then the Skeleton Man goes to a power plant, and Captain Leary explodes the facility destroying the supernatural being. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for violence and brief language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

1 March 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cotton Mouth Joe  »

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$2,300,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


This film was originally entitled "Cotton Mouth Joe". See more »


The fisherman on the waterfall gets shot from behind, but the arrow hits him in his chest. See more »


Sooth Sayer: Beans is good.
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Crazy Credits

The final credits have started to roll when suddenly they scroll back and a final shot of Skeleton Man on his horse is inserted. The credits then start over. See more »


Edited from Sweepers (1998) See more »

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Amazingly brainless and bad
5 March 2005 | by (Pennslyvania) – See all my reviews

This movie tries to rip off Predator, but that movie is much better. This movie has truly terrible special effects and a mindless plot. The team that enters the forest to find the cause of the disappearances of military and scientist is a combo of rough and rugged male delta commandos and pretty but tough female rangers. None of them are too bright. All the characters seem to be more than willing to run off into the forest alone and headfirst into a spear or sword and their death. Some of the pyrotechnics are very big and must have cost a bundle. But the close-ups of the creature are laughable as are most of the death scenes. Every cliché that the writers could think of was used. If you're looking for a mindless slaughter fest, this may fill the bill. The night I watched this was very slow so I sat through the whole thing. I have to admit that it's been a while since I watched something this bad. There is very little to redeem this movie. I'm amazed that junk like this gets produced.

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