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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.

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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:

I want 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dedicated to "Lucio" (Fulci, the Italian horror director). 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

Featured in The Kill Count: Uncle Sam (1996) (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

The Stars and Stripes Forever
Composed by John Philip Sousa
Performed by Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (as The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra)
Conducted by Erich Kunzel
Courtesy of The Vox Music Group, A Division of Essex Entertainment, Inc.
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Slasher cheese at it's maximum!
19 November 2004 | by insomniac_rodSee all my reviews

I don't know if this was a direct to cable movie, but I watched it on the basic cable system months ago after it's release.

I don't regret. It's one of the cheesiest slasher flicks I've watched. I thought I was watching a mid 80's slasher because there's a marked 80's feeling through the movie.

The f/x are as cheap as you can get. The acting is hilarious. Sir Isaac Hayes delivers a weird performance as the badass Jed.

I loved his line at the end before he gives Uncle Sam a little of his own.

Very low budget slasher flick. Doesn't deserves a watch but if you got nothing, NOTHING else to do and it's very late, you should give it a chance. Or at least watch 10 minutes of it to give you an idea of what you're going through. 2/10.


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