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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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Sgt. Cordero
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Lt. York
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Power House Supervisor
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Blind Indian
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Sgt. Terry
Maurice Nehru ...
Fighting Indian
Lisa Olivas ...
Sgt. Smith (as Lisa Oliva)
David E. Ornston ...
Ross
Carlos Rodriguez ...
Warrior Prince
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Captain Leary
Bill M. Ryusaki ...
Ancient Medicine Man (as Bill Ryusaki)
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Storyline

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 »
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1 March 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cotton Mouth Joe  »

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$2,300,000 (estimated)
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This film was originally entitled "Cotton Mouth Joe". See more »

Goofs

About 2 minutes into the movie we see a man at a table using a pick-like instrument to clean a vase. The phone rings, he answers and we see the pick but when the camera pulls out he is then using a brush on the vase. See more »

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Cordero: If you can see it, I can shoot it.
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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 »

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Should've stuck with Cottonmouth Joe
28 April 2006 | by (Washington DC, USA) – See all my reviews

A whole lot of the people that have seen this are confused, obviously. The original title of "Cottonmouth Joe" would've put things into better perspective for much of the viewing audience. I have personally experienced the condition of cottonmouth (often accompanied by a really bad hangover after a weekend bender) and it is indeed a lot like the movie Skeleton Man -- a dry, scummy film that provokes regret for recent choices and begs for a hot shower.

It is unfortunate that the choice of "Skeleton Man" for the title was finalized by the distributor (probably the work of some meddling Hollywood no nothing studio exec who just didn't get it) and not "Cottonmouth Joe." Those of us who have seen the film know that the Skeleton Man is actually Cottonmouth Joe (a skeletal-manish apparition, not a true Skeleton Man). The deception of the folks marketing this film is unforgivable, and for that alone, I cannot give this film a high rating. Imagine this: when future filmmakers get together to create the true definitive Skeleton Man movie and need a title, they will be totally screwed and we are all, as serious fans of the genre, diminished for that.

Cottonmouth Joe could've become a horror movie icon right up there alongside Madman Marz, Black Claw, Mansquito, Humongous, "Nature Boy" Billy Conners, Morty the wooden doll, the Boogen, Eegah, The Moon Beast, Bloody Bill, the Driller Killer, Mickey Rooney, and so forth, but he will always be remembered as a sword wielding-caped-tackle dummy skull face-tied to the side of a horse-skeleton man wannabe.

That's too bad.


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