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Writer:
Raul Inglis (written by)
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Release Date:
11 July 2009 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Terror Lies Beneath
Plot:
Jason Gedrick and a small group of US Army Soldiers are stranded in the remote Afghan desert. But it ain't the Taliban that's worrying them... See more » | Add synopsis »
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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. See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jason Gedrick ... Richard Stanley

Tamara Hope ... Jan Henle

Elias Toufexis ... Private Andrews

Sebastian Knapp ... Oscar Kaminsky

Michelle Asante ... Susan Eno

Chris Jarman ... 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)

Andreea Paduraru ... Asala
Roman Florentin ... Taliban Leader
Bryan Jardine ... Colonel Jones (as Bryan Wilson Jardine)

Emil Hostina ... Taliban Officer

Directed by
Jeff Renfroe 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Raul Inglis  written by

Produced by
Ric Nish .... producer
Michael Prupas .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Pierpaolo Tiano 
 
Cinematography by
Brendan Steacy 
 
Film Editing by
Simon Webb 
 
Casting by
Domnica Circiumaru 
Matt Western 
 
Production Design by
Guy Lalande 
 
Art Direction by
Adrian Curelea 
 
Set Decoration by
Oana Marinescu 
 
Costume Design by
Simonetta Mariano 
 
Makeup Department
Catalin Ciutu .... key hair stylist
Mari Dascalescu .... makeup artist (as Mari Tempea)
Cristina Temelie .... assistant hair stylist
 
Production Management
Teo Bostanica .... unit manager
Elissa Lewis .... post-production supervisor
Carmen Pepelea .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ana Maria Bulata .... second assistant director
Robbie Ditchburn .... first assistant director
Luminita Costinela Stanciu .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Oana Babes .... art department coordinator
Elena Ioana .... assistant art director
Silian Ionut Mihaita .... art departement
Geaniloni Sandru .... scenic painter
Eusebiu Sirbu .... scenic artist
 
Sound Department
Marius Serban Cozma .... boom operator (as Cozma Marius-serban)
Naomi Dandridge .... adr recordist
Scott Donald .... supervising dialogue editor
Philippe Espantoso .... re-recording mixer
David Gertsman .... sound designer
David Gertsman .... supervising sound editor
Steven Gurman .... post sound consultant
Dragos Stanomir .... sound mixer (as Stanomir Dragos)
Lionel Strutt .... adr coordinator
 
Special Effects by
Stegaru Adrian .... special effects
Liviu Lungu .... special effects technician
Adrian Nica .... special effects technician
Ionel Popa .... makeup effects artist
Adrian Popescu .... special effects supervisor
George Tudoran .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Francois Croteau .... digital effects artist
Guylaine Dutil .... visual effects coordinator
Patrice Fortin .... colourist
Carl Gagnon .... lead modeler
Catherine Hébert .... visual effects artist
Aélis Héraud .... visual effects
Jonathan Laborde .... digital effects artist
Bruno-Olivier Laflamme .... digital compositor
Jean-Francois Lafleur .... digital effects artist
Pierre-Simon Lebrun-Chaput .... cg supervisor
Tristan Porter .... compositor: Oblique FX
Mario Rachiele .... visual effects supervisor
David Raymond .... visual effects artist
Benjamin Ribière .... lead compositor: Oblique Fx
Kristen Tooley .... digital effects artist
Emily Vaillancourt .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Viscreanu Constantin .... stunts (as Constantin Viscreanu)
Mihai Diaconu .... stunts
Duma Iulian .... stunts (as George Iulian Duma)
Marin Petrica .... stunt performer
Rasvan Puiu .... stunt coordinator
Doru Raceala .... utility stunts
Maria-Antoaneta Tudor .... stunts
Daniel Visan .... stunt actor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Octavian Andreescu .... gaffer
Lupsa Armand .... best boy
Cristian Batran .... assistant camera
Daniel Ciobanu .... electrician
Radu Cioplea .... film loader
Liviu Cosor .... electrician
Andrei Cretan .... focus puller: "b" camera
Razvan Paslaru .... key grip
Marian Paun .... key video assist
Toni Salabasev .... still photographer
Octavian Sotir .... assistant camera
Bogdan Stanciu .... steadicam operator: "a" camera
Sorin Stanciu .... grip
Aurelian Stoica .... best boy grip
Iulian Timofte .... electrician
 
Animation Department
Marco Savignac .... animator
 
Casting Department
Laura Grosu .... extras casting
Liliana Toma .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laurentiu Alexe .... costumer
Mariana Bujoi .... key costume breakdown artist (2009)
Eli Calin .... costume buyer
Carmen Cristea .... assistant costume designer
Carmen Cristea .... wardrobe supervisor
Claudia Sarbu .... costume supervisor
Carmen Stefan .... costume assistant
Rosca Stefan .... wardrobe breakdown assistant
 
Editorial Department
Véronique Melançon .... assistant editor
Evan Tussman .... director of post-production
Serge Verreault .... on-line editor
 
Location Management
Marius Florescu .... location manager
 
Transportation Department
Relu Cojanu .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Douglas G. Davis .... executive for RHI
Alexander Sandy Jesion .... chief financial officer
Silvy Kim .... post production assistant accountant
Razvan Lazarescu .... cashier
Alexandra Marinescu .... production coordinator
Cleopatra Medvetchi .... script supervisor (as Cleo Medvetchi)
Oana Morar .... production assistant
Oana Morar .... set production assistant
Simon Neville .... set armorer
Anisha Rangi .... publicity coordinator
Daniela Soare .... extras coordinator
Andreea Tanase .... production secretary
Lucia Toderiuc .... production accountant
 

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USA:90 min
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Crew or equipment visible: When Eno and Stanley step out of the mine shack to hot wire the truck, a large moving vehicle can be seen in the distance at frame right (they are supposed to be in the middle of nowhere with nobody around).See more »

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15 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Dune meets Tremors - I didn't suffer while watching, but I wouldn't go out of my way to watch it., 12 July 2009
Author: brusimm from United States

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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