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Skeleton Man (2004)

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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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Johnny Martin
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An object is found that points to the secret of eternal youth so a research team is sent to find the fountain only to find it is protected by a giant snake

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Debatin ... Sgt. Cordero
Eric Etebari ... Lt. York
Jonathon Klein Jonathon Klein ... Power House Supervisor
Robert Miano ... Blind Indian
Timothy V. Murphy ... Sgt. Terry
Maurice Nehru Maurice Nehru ... Fighting Indian
Lisa Rodriguez ... Sgt. Smith (as Lisa Oliva)
David E. Ornston ... Ross
Carlos Rodriguez Carlos Rodriguez ... Warrior Prince
Michael Rooker ... Captain Leary
Bill M. Ryusaki Bill M. Ryusaki ... Ancient Medicine Man (as Bill Ryusaki)
Paul Sampson ... Nathan
Sarah Ann Schultz ... Lt. Scott
Booboo Stewart ... Child Warrior (as Boo Boo Stewart)
Maegan Stewart ... Indian Princess
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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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Some Myths Are Real.


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Rated R for violence and brief language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cotton Mouth Joe See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Budget:

$2,300,000 (estimated)
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(DVD)

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Mono

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Color
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In Germany, the movie is tagged as a comedy, and not as a horror film. The advertising slogan on the DVD package announces "Here lives the spirit of Ed Wood". See more »

Goofs

The skeleton man is on a brown horse with a white face, but he also appears on a black horse, and another black horse with a white spot on its forehead. See more »

Quotes

Cordero: If you can see it, I can shoot it.
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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 »

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Edited from Sweepers (1998) See more »

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Should've stuck with Cottonmouth Joe
28 April 2006 | by GradeZSee all my reviews

A whole lot of the people that have seen this are confused, obviously. The original title of "Cottonmouth Joe" would've put things into better perspective for much of the viewing audience. I have personally experienced the condition of cottonmouth (often accompanied by a really bad hangover after a weekend bender) and it is indeed a lot like the movie Skeleton Man -- a dry, scummy film that provokes regret for recent choices and begs for a hot shower.

It is unfortunate that the choice of "Skeleton Man" for the title was finalized by the distributor (probably the work of some meddling Hollywood no nothing studio exec who just didn't get it) and not "Cottonmouth Joe." Those of us who have seen the film know that the Skeleton Man is actually Cottonmouth Joe (a skeletal-manish apparition, not a true Skeleton Man). The deception of the folks marketing this film is unforgivable, and for that alone, I cannot give this film a high rating. Imagine this: when future filmmakers get together to create the true definitive Skeleton Man movie and need a title, they will be totally screwed and we are all, as serious fans of the genre, diminished for that.

Cottonmouth Joe could've become a horror movie icon right up there alongside Madman Marz, Black Claw, Mansquito, Humongous, "Nature Boy" Billy Conners, Morty the wooden doll, the Boogen, Eegah, The Moon Beast, Bloody Bill, the Driller Killer, Mickey Rooney, and so forth, but he will always be remembered as a sword wielding-caped-tackle dummy skull face-tied to the side of a horse-skeleton man wannabe.

That's too bad.


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