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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Released:
Feb 5th, 1988
Budget:
$7,000,000.00
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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- 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

- 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

- Bill Pullman acted alongside a jaguar, a viper and a tarantula during the course of film. However all the animals were raised in captivity and were relatively tame.

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