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Sand Serpents (2009)

A small group of US Army Soldiers are stranded in the remote Afghan desert. But it ain't the Taliban that's worrying them, it's these giant refugees from Tremors. In fact the big worms ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Jason Gedrick ... Richard Stanley
Tamara Hope ... Jan Henle
Elias Toufexis ... Private Andrews
Sebastian Knapp ... Oscar Kaminsky
Michelle Asante ... Susan Eno
Chris Jarman ... Sgt. Wilson
Constantin Viscreanu Constantin Viscreanu ... Morales
Duma Iulian Duma Iulian ... Bates (as George Iulian Duma)
Jonas Khan ... Amal Jazeer (as Imran Khan)
Andreea Coscai Andreea Coscai ... Isla (as Patricia Lavinia Coscai)
Andreea Paduraru ... Asala
Roman Florentin Roman Florentin ... Taliban Leader
Bryan Jardine Bryan Jardine ... Colonel Jones (as Bryan Wilson Jardine)
Emil Hostina ... Taliban Officer
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A small group of US Army Soldiers are stranded in the remote Afghan desert. But it ain't the Taliban that's worrying them, it's these giant refugees from Tremors. In fact the big worms prove to be an ally of sorts by doing better against the Taliban than themselves but battling these enemies is something not covered in their training. Written by bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

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11 July 2009 (USA) See more »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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When they're wandering through the factory ruins in "Afghanistan" there is large, clear graffiti in Romanian. See more »

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Absurd, but amusing
12 July 2009 | by MartianOctocretr5See all my reviews

Another SyFy ditty, with suspiciously familiar creatures and plot lines. This one looks like a hybrid mix of Tremors and an assortment of "Marines fight monsters" movies like Aliens.

Giant slinkies with vacuum sweeper tendencies look for quick meals in the Afghan desert. While this week's squad of Marine victims fight with Taliban insurgents, the faceless maws of the Sand Serpents sneak up on both. As per usual, characters are knocked off one-by-one, first with the nameless ones with no lines, then eliminating those with a few lines, finally getting to the top-billing folks.

It would be easy to dismiss this one, but it actually does have its moments. The characters that survive more then the first 20 minutes or so are actually developed somewhat, and the acting isn't bad at all. There's a child in the cast who does especially well. The special effects appear cheap in places, as if done on a home PC. However, since the premise is so bizarre, the hokey effects fit in a weird way. One character who never shuts up has the exact fate you hope for and know is coming sooner or later (and that finally shuts him up, permanently lol).

This one's just for laughs, like the old MST3K flicks.


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