The Serpent and the Rainbow

1988

R

98 Min

The Serpent and the Rainbow

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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:
N/A
Released:
Feb 5th, 1988
Revenue:
$19,595,031.00
Country:
USA

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The Serpent And The Rainbow

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A Harvard anthropologist becomes a victim of a voodoo-practicing police chief in Haiti while tracking down a mysterious powder that turns men into zombies. Graphic violence in a scary story!

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- The CD Soundtrack to this film is extremely rare, as it was pressed in limited quantities. Part of this was due to the film's poor release and the fact that the market was transitioning from…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

- Newly-wed, Bill Pullman's wife was invited to be an extra and appears on screen as the blonde who pushes a long needle through a willing man's cheek.

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