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Sand Serpents (2009)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Horror | Thriller  -  11 July 2009 (USA)
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Jason Gedrick and a small group of Marines are stranded in the remote Afghan desert. But it ain't the Taliban that's worrying them, it's these giant refugees from Tremors. In fact the big ... See full summary »

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Richard Stanley
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Jan Henle
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Private Andrews
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Oscar Kaminsky
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Susan Eno
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Sgt. Wilson
Viscreanu Constantin ...
Morales (as Constantin Viscreanu)
Duma Iulian ...
Bates (as George Iulian Duma)
Jonas Khan ...
Amal Jazeer (as Imran Khan)
Andreea Coscai ...
Isla (as Patricia Lavinia Coscai)
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Asala
Roman Florentin ...
Taliban Leader
Bryan Jardine ...
Colonel Jones (as Bryan Wilson Jardine)
Emil Hostina ...
Taliban Officer
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Jason Gedrick and a small group of Marines are stranded in the remote Afghan desert. But it ain't the Taliban that's worrying them, it's these giant refugees from Tremors. In fact the big worms prove to be an ally of sorts by doing better against the Taliban than themselves but battling these enemies is something not covered in their training. Written by bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

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When they are going to the mine with the radio and battery one Private has his insignia correct then it is upside down. After he walks in (the one without the glasses) his insignia is right. Then when him and the other private went to go look out for the sand worms it is upside down. See more »

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Dune meets Tremors - I didn't suffer while watching, but I wouldn't go out of my way to watch it.
12 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sand Serpents. No one died in this Syfy Original Movie until the 6 minute mark. Impressive.

A small combat unit overseas that ends up dealing with giant underground worms or snakes.

You're probably thinking what I'm thinking. Dune meets Tremors. Sure, because it's basically just that.

The difference is that the writing is much better than the usual Saturday Night Original fare on Syfy and if you have nothing better to do, it passed the time rather well.

There are some obvious holes in the skit as they skipped some scenes where special effects could have been used, but we know what happened. Who really needs to see a giant snake blow up anyway? My guess, they were saving money.

When the worms feed on Taliban, they kind of reminded me of giant Slinky's with teeth.

Overall, 1-10, I'd say a 5, maybe a 6 if you were drinking.

The writing was better than most of their Saturday Night Original movies, the effects weren't bad but there were holes in some of the cinematography. Who ever edited the final product may have been the one that created some of the disjointed scenes.

The ending for me got lame as I feel there was a much smarter resolution at hand aside from the one that took place. Then again, if he was stupid enough to have taken his course of action aside, then I guess this scene, that was reminiscent of Reign Of Fire, is fine.

You'll know what I mean when / if you see it.


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