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Uncle Sam (1996)

R | | Comedy, Horror | Video 4 July 1997
Desert Storm vet who was killed in combat rises from the grave on July Fourth, to kill the unpatriotic citizens of his hometown, after some teens burn an American flag over his burial site.

Director:

William Lustig

Writer:

Larry Cohen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Smith ... Major
David 'Shark' Fralick ... Master Sergeant Sam Harper (as David Shark Fralick)
Christopher Ogden Christopher Ogden ... Jody Baker
Leslie Neale ... Sally Baker
Bo Hopkins ... Sgt. Twining
Matthew Flint Matthew Flint ... Deputy Phil Burke
Anne Tremko ... Louise Harper
Isaac Hayes ... Sgt. Jed Crowley
Timothy Bottoms ... Donald Crandall
Tim Grimm Tim Grimm ... Ralph
P.J. Soles ... Madge Cronin
Tom McFadden Tom McFadden ... Mac Cronin (as Thom McFadden)
Zachary McLemore Zachary McLemore ... Barry Cronin
Morgan Paull ... Mayor
Richard Cummings Jr. ... Dan
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Storyline

Desert Storm vet who was killed in combat rises from the grave on July Fourth, to kill the unpatriotic citizens of his hometown, after some teens burn an American flag over his burial site.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's time to serve your country, and Uncle Sam wants you DEAD! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence and brief nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Uncle Sam See more »

Filming Locations:

La Verne, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

A-Pix Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The ending is a reference to the ending of Lucio Fulci's City of the Living Dead (1980). The Lucio Fulci dedication before the end credits confirms this. See more »

Goofs

Uncle Sam's pants go from red and white to black and white just before the final showdown. See more »

Quotes

Sam: Don't be afraid, it's only friendly fire.
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Crazy Credits

A poem is read aloud during the credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Honest Trailers: Leprechaun (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Whathitcha
Performed by The Abe Lincoln Story
Words and Music by Steve Moramarco
© 1996 Stevetime Music (BMI) administered by Bug Music
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One of the most painful movies ever made. See it!
9 July 1999 | by sockmonk-2See all my reviews

There are worse movies than Uncle Sam, just not many. I saw this movie after noticing its cover was a lot like Jack Frost's (not the Family one, which might have been worse). Although I would rather be hit in the eye with a hammer than see this movie again I in no way regret it. Not since Orgy of the Dead, a movie which managed to make me fall on the floor and not notice, have I been amazed at the total lack of talent needed to create the horror. This, along with movies like Orgy of the Dead, Jack Frost, and the Wizard of Gore (the worst movie ever made), are movies that can be enjoyed by the luckiest of souls. Everyone who can enjoy bad bad bad movies should see it.


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