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 »


When the Skeleton Man goes into the power plant and confront two guards with machine guns and kills them, when he ram them against the wall, if you watch closely, you can see that the Skeleton Man has legs and is wearing pants. See more »


Staff Sgt. Oberron: Listen. No cars, no planes... no birds. That's what the first men heard. That's what the last men will hear... just the wind blowing through the trees, and the world turning.
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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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5 March 2005 | by (Memphis) – See all my reviews

Thank God for DVR and the high speed of it's fast forward. Even with that I couldn't sit through any more of that travesty. When they came across the old Indian asking for beans I gave up and erased it. Is this the best that SciFi Channel can come up with for Saturday nights? How about some old classics instead? The idea of a coed special forces unit was bad enough. It seems like they wanted to save money by having everything filmed out in the woods. What more can I say? It was so awful that I don't think I can come up with enough lines to qualify for space to review it. But, it looks like one more line will do it. Save your time, let alone your money on this dog of a film.

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