The Serpent and the Rainbow



98 Min

The Serpent and the Rainbow


Dennis Allan is an scientist who visits Haiti on the strength of a rumour of a drug which renders the recipient totally paralyzed but conscious. The drug's effects often fool doctors, who declare the victims dead. Could this be the origin of the "zombie" legend? Alan embarks on a surprising and often surreal investigation of the turbulent social chaos that is Haiti during the revolution which ousted hated dictator "Baby Doc" Duvalier. Often a pawn in a greater game, Alan must decide… Read More


Feb 5th, 1988


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- Author Wade Davis agreed to sell the book rights on the condition that Peter Weir direct and Mel Gibson star. Neither man had any involvement in the project.

- In the beginning of the film, the viewer is shown Christophe Durand's funeral, present at which is Dargent Peytraud who is looking very nervous. Later in the film it is revealed that Durand…More

- Due to political strife and civil turmoil in Haiti during the production, the local government informed the film crew that they could not guarantee their safety for the remainder of the…More

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