The Serpent and the Rainbow

1988

R

98 Min

The Serpent and the Rainbow

(0/5)

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

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Director:
Released:
Feb 5th, 1988
Budget:
$7,000,000.00
Revenue:
$19,595,031.00
Country:
USA

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- Inspired the song Voodoo by Godsmack, an alternative rock band. The band wrote the song while watching the film together, however most people believe that the song is about shooting heroine.…More

- When Dr. Alan is poisoned in Lucien Celine's villa, he grabs a Haitian man who emphatically shouts "No! No! No! No!". This extra actor was seen earlier in the film playing a grave robber…More

- When this picture first aired in theaters in the U.S. in the spring of 1988, just prior to its opening, a bizarre excerpt from the film ran as a teaser, on at least one national television…More

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