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

- 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.

- 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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