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Silent Venom (2009)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | Video 2 June 2009
Deep in the jungle of a remote island in the Pacific lives a new breed of mutant snake. Dr. Andrea Swanson and her research assistant Jake have been studying the species in a top secret ... See full summary »

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Fred Olen Ray

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Mark Sanderson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Perry ... Commander James O'Neill
Krista Allen ... Dr. Andrea Swanson
Tom Berenger ... Admiral Bradley Wallace
Louis Mandylor ... Jake Goldin
Anthony Tyler Quinn ... Eddie Boudreau
John L. Curtis ... Lt. Commander Houston Davies
Robert Catrini ... Major Drake
David Andriole ... Ensign Richard Kelso
Sam Scarber ... Captain Rogers
Travis Joe Dixon ... Officer Lozano (as Travis Dixon)
Haran Jackson ... Sailor Rhodes
Oliver Rayon ... Sailor Wilson
Bill J. Stevens ... Secretary of the Navy
Gerald Webb ... Engineer
T. Ryan Mooney ... Engineering Officer
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Deep in the jungle of a remote island in the Pacific lives a new breed of mutant snake. Dr. Andrea Swanson and her research assistant Jake have been studying the species in a top secret military experiment to develop the ultimate anti-toxin. But when tensions rise with the Chinese military, Admiral Bradley Wallace quickly evacuates the island. The only way home is an old, decommissioned submarine on its final voyage to its new home in Taiwan. Wallace decides to put Lt. Commander James O'Neill at the helm, a hardened pro facing forced retirement... and he is less than pleased to be "babysitting" his two new guests. But they're not alone. Andrea was ordered to bring some of the experimental snakes back to the mainland - and worse, Jake has smuggled some of the deadlier mutated snakes on board, including a giant diamondback. When a Chinese vessel attacks the sub, the vicious creatures are released from their secure containers and begin to stalk the crew members one by one. Trapped two ... Written by Anonymous

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Death doesn't creep. It slithers. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 2009 (USA) See more »

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Recoil See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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The Submarine first shown is a Attack Class 646 type boat tied up at a dock. Then they showed a second submarine underway..a Missile Submarine called a boomer. See more »

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Just after the opening scene, a camera pans a naval shipyard. One vessel (#54) is shown moored along side another at a dock. The same ship is then immediately shown in the open water of the harbor. See more »

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Loading supervisor: Commander James O'Neill?
Lt. Comdr. James O'Neill: That's right.
Loading supervisor: You're on the transport to Pearl?
Lt. Comdr. James O'Neill: Yes.
Loading supervisor: You're cleared to board, sir.
Lt. Comdr. James O'Neill: Thank you.
Loading supervisor: Alright, come on, hurry up. Let's get that thing loaded on the plane.
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References Snakes on a Plane (2006) See more »

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Better than Crimson Tide, this submarine thriller does not take a dive
24 May 2012 | by djderkaSee all my reviews

Yes, this movie in some aspects is better than Crimson Tide. Read below.

The basic plot of Sea Snake (SyFy title)has two scientist breeding and studying snakes on a small remote island for the military. A decommissioned sub is on its way home when it is ordered to divert to the island to vacate the scientist and the snakes, because of impending Chinese maneuvers in the area.

Now the action starts. The snakes some how become loose, don't they always? and threaten the crew and the sub.

Now for Crimson Tide. It is a seemingly good thriller except for one fatal flaw. The constant arguing and bickering and power positioning of G. Hackman and D. Washington in Crimson Tide. I am so tired of bickering in the top staff. Sea Snakes present the military as it is. A chain of command and respectful interaction. For example, when Davies suggest to O'Neill, the Commander of the sub, that they run silent, the Captain says good idea. He did not ARGUE like Hackman would in that phony Crimson Tide. I liked their military cooperation and reasoning which is very real. In fact as a mariner I would serve under O'Neill before I would serve under the nutty Hackman

Also, production values were great, good lighting, composition, steady camera, etc. Except for the ubiquitous cheesy CGI effects. When will Sci Fi producers get the message. I don't know. And the CGI was just as cheesy in Jurassic Park.

Dr. Swanson, was played by Krista Allen, and although she is hot, she was not in a busty top and played the scientist with aplomb.

Does every movie have a scientist that has to "make money on the sale of this specimen back in the real world". God, they are all over the place. Are there really scientist like that? He was the helper to Dr. Swanson and seems uncredited in IMDb. You know, "don't kill the ********, we could use it for further study even tho it is destroying everything in site" type scientist who is in every sci fi thriller.

Did you expect a love interest somewhere on the boat as in most Hollywood epics? Guess what? Didn't happen. As it would not happen in real life.

Kudos to a job well done by Fred Olan Ray, for a realistic portrayal of military protocol and a subdued performance from the actors and not the over hyped "fight club" acting style of most lead characters in Hollywood movies. He sure made the 2 million dollar budget go far.

I thought they would flush the snakes out of a torpedo tube, but such was not the case.


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