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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... See more »


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Lt. Comdr. James O'Neill
Dr. Andrea Swanson
Admiral Bradley Wallace
Jake Goldin
Eddie Boudreau
Lt. Comdr. Houston Davies
Major Drake - US Army
Ensign Richard Kelso
Capt. Rogers
Officer Lozano (as Travis Dixon)
Sailor Rhodes
Sailor Wilson
Secretary of the Navy
Snake Trapper #2
Helmsman Long
Michael Galvez ...
Planesman Ray
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Austin Honaker ...
That Navy Officer (uncredited)

Directed by

Fred Olen Ray

Written by

Scott Salter ... (script)
Mark Sanderson ... (written by)

Produced by

Scott Atkins ... co-executive producer (as Scotty Atkins)
Paul Baker ... executive producer
Cord Douglas ... co-producer
Glen Hartford ... executive producer
Steve Murada ... co-executive producer
Steven Murata ... co-executive producer
Douglas Price ... executive producer (as Doug Price)
Kimberly A. Ray ... co-producer / line producer
Scott Salter ... associate producer
Jeffrey Schenck ... producer
Bart Slanaker ... co-executive producer
Peter Sullivan ... co-producer
Daniel Toll ... executive producer

Music by

Stu Goldberg

Cinematography by

Theo Angell ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Randy Carter

Casting By

Dean E. Fronk
Donald Paul Pemrick

Production Design by

Peter Dang

Set Decoration by

Elizabeth Callens

Costume Design by

Christopher Koelsch

Makeup Department

Sara Chameides ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist
Nicki A. Chestnut ... assistant hair stylist (as Nicki Alkire) / assistant makeup artist (as Nicki Alkire)
Heather Ford ... assistant hair stylist (as Heather Mary Ford) / assistant makeup artist (as Heather Mary Ford)
Roy Knyrim ... Make Up Effects Designer
Judi Lewin ... key hair stylist / key makeup artist

Production Management

Mary E. Brown ... unit production manager
Kimberly A. Ray ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Kat Abbott ... second second assistant director
Dan Golden ... first assistant director
Jack Perry ... second assistant director

Art Department

A.J. Callens ... swing (as Alex Callens)
Noah Naylor ... property master
Mariano Rueda ... swing
Domenico Schenone ... swing

Sound Department

Justin Gay ... boom operator
Larry Hopkins ... layback sound mixer
Sanaa Kelley ... foley artist (as Sanaa Cannella)
Joe McGill ... sound mixer (as Joe 'The Thrill' McGill)

Special Effects by

Tom Martino ... special effects

Visual Effects by

Bennique Blasini ... visual effects supervisor
Steven M. Blasini ... visual effects supervisor


Tammie Baird ... stunts
Robert Garrigus ... stunt coordinator
Cole S. McKay ... stunt coordinator (as Cole McKay)
David Ott ... stunt rigger (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Alexandra Cason ... electrician (as Alex Cason)
Halsey D. Corbin ... electrician (as Halsey D. 'Pipgen' Corbin)
Ben Demaree ... best boy grip
Ricky Johnson ... best boy grip
Richard Kim ... best boy electric
Tina H. Kim ... company grip
Bryan Krass ... electrician / grip
Phoebe Krueger ... second assistant camera
Laura Beth Love ... gaffer
Sean McElwee ... electrician
Glenn Miller ... key grip
Mike Norman ... first assistant camera (as Michael Norman)
Orlando Ordonez ... company grip / grip
Evans Vestal Ward ... still photographer

Casting Department

Eddie Jaszek ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Azalia Snail ... wardrobe supervisor

Music Department

Stu Goldberg ... score mixer, score performer, score recordist

Transportation Department

Morris Aroesti ... transportation coordinator (as Morris 'Mo' Aroesti)
Mark Conroy ... driver
John Hardman ... driver
Roberto Olalde ... driver
Chris Pedersen ... transportation captain
John Plume ... driver

Other crew

Nirvana Adams ... script supervisor
Will Alovis ... script supervisor
Yvette Bragdon ... craft service
Erika Canchola ... legal services
Brandon G. Cooper ... production assistant
Julie Eisenbeiss ... cast/crew paymaster
Brian Fair ... set medic
Steve Goldenberg ... production assistant
Tamara Groves ... set medic
Chris-Gerard Heyward ... production assistant
Norm Jones ... set medic
Elsa Ramo ... legal services
Marty Smith ... production assistant
Truman Van Dyke ... insurance


Andrew Goldstein ... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance
Alan Kiwi ... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance
Natalie Kiwi ... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance
Ruth Kiwi ... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance
Tamara Kiwi ... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance
Zelma Kiwi ... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance
Lisa Lafflam ... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance
David Musso ... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance
Jack Sullivan ... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance
Susan Sullivan ... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance

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Plot Summary

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 hundred feet below sea level with no way out, the sub's skeleton crew find themselves attacked... in the galley, torpedo room, shower, and control room. The snakes are hungry and vicious... but nothing can prepare the crew for the terror that awaits them when the diamondback escapes its captivity. Growing in size and ferocity with each meal... the mutated beast is seemingly unstoppable. O'Neill and Andrea become unlikely allies in the fight to keep the deadly snakes at bay as Wallace worries about an international incident as they try to save the sub from the enemy vessels tracing their every move... Written by Anonymous

Plot Keywords
Taglines The greatest danger to the mission is already on board. See more »
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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Recoil (United States)
  • Sea Snakes (United States)
  • Des serpents à bord (France)
  • Serpientes a bordo (Spain)
  • Kígyók a mélyben (Hungary)
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  • 84 min
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Budget $2,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia 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 »
Goofs The deeper in the ocean you go, the colder it is. All they had to do was dive down and turn off the heaters. As snakes are cold blooded they would have slowed way down and been easy to capture or kill. See more »
Movie Connections References Fantasy Island (1977). See more »
Quotes [last lines]
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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