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The Serpent and the Rainbow

"Don't bury me...I'm not dead!"

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 ...

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

The Serpent and the Rainbow Main Cast

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Bill Pullman
Bill Pullman
plays Dennis Alan
Cathy Tyson
Cathy Tyson
plays Marielle Duchamp
Zakes Mokae
Zakes Mokae
plays Dargent Peytraud
Paul Winfield
Paul Winfield
plays Lucien Celine
Brent Jennings
Brent Jennings
plays Louis Mozart
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (crew or equipment visible): Just before the spider starts crawling on Dr. Dennis Alan's face, you can see the crew member in the left background who placed it there.
  • 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.
  • 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 shoot. The crew subsequently relocated to nearby Dominican Republic to complete filming.
  • 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 LP to CD as a mass format, meaning that the number of copies is much smaller than an average soundtrack album run.
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