Uncle Sam (1997)

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A 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.

Cast: David Shark Fralick, William Smith

Crew: William Lustig (Director)

Genres: Comedy, Horror

Release Dates: 04 Jul 1997 (India)

Tagline: Uncle Sam wants you... DEAD!

English Name: Uncle Sam

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Did you know? The ending is a reference to the ending of Lucio Fulci's City of the Living Dead (1980). The Lucio Fulci dedication before the end credits confirms this. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Uncle Sam wants you... DEAD!
I want you DEAD!
It's time to serve your country, and Uncle Sam wants you DEAD!
Revealing Mistakes
When Uncle Sam is shot towards the end of the movie, the gun used on him is a six shooter, yet it fires 8 bullets.

Revealing Mistakes
When Sam is blown away, the support wires are visible. In fact, when his body leaves a hole in the house, the wires also leave a linear hole in the house.

Factual Mistake
A class is shown in session in July, despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of American schools are not in session during July, and the classroom holds a rather large amount of students for it to be a summer school class.

Factual Mistake
Cannon balls like those being fired from the cannon by Jed do not explode, let alone explode a half dozen times as Leslie's home did.

When the dramatic red-lit close-ups of the congressman's hands being strapped to the fireworks tower are shown, it's apparent that the arms are being stretched up and away from the waist, as in a crucifixion. When we see the congressman full length, however, his arms are tied down at hip level.

Uncle Sam's pants go from red and white to black and white just before the final showdown.

Character Error
Barry, who is supposed to be blind, takes the food given to him by his parents at the Fourth of July rally without any verbal prompt, as if he can see it.
A lenticular 3-D poster was produced for Uncle Sam. Reportedly, only 10 of the 3-D posters were issued. The images shows four versions of Uncle Sam changing from an old man into a ghoul.

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

The ending is a reference to the ending of Lucio Fulci's City of the Living Dead (1980). The Lucio Fulci dedication before the end credits confirms this.

Prior to filming the end of the movie where Uncle Sam is shot by a cannon, the film makers didn't notify local homeowners of the large explosion they were going to be setting off at 2:00 AM. When the explosion was set off many concerned neighbors called local police and the explosion could be heard throughout the city. As a result, the City of La Verne decided to reject all future requests for movies to be filmed in La Verne.