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Snake Eater (1989)

The Snake Eaters are an elite division of the Marines especially trained for search and destroy missions. This actioner chronicles the exploits of one of them who has become a cop. Known as... See full summary »

Director:

George Erschbamer

Writers:

Michael Paseornek (screenplay), John Dunning (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lorenzo Lamas ... Jack 'Soldier' Kelly
Josie Bell Josie Bell ... The Kid
Robert Scott Robert Scott ... Junior
Ronnie Hawkins ... King
Cheryl Jeans Cheryl Jeans ... Jennifer
Larry Csonka Larry Csonka ... Bronsky
Ben DiGregorio ... Santucci
Mowava Pryor Mowava Pryor ... Chloe
Ron Palillo ... Torchy
Bob Piedalve Bob Piedalve ... Harold
Jackie Lesage Jackie Lesage ... Dorothy
Matthew Mabe Matthew Mabe ... Eli
Barry Minshull Barry Minshull ... Slim (as Barry Minshell)
Carl Cook Carl Cook ... Clyde
Sandra Brown Sandra Brown ... Sissy
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The Snake Eaters are an elite division of the Marines especially trained for search and destroy missions. This actioner chronicles the exploits of one of them who has become a cop. Known as a tough loner, he returns to find the band of backwoods bad-guys who killed his parents and abducted his sister. Written by Ørnås

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As dirty as Dirty Harry, as dangerous as Deliverance. See more »

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Action

Certificate:

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Goofs

Soldier is wearing a beige undershirt and denim jacket when his speedboat hits the log trap and he's thrown into the river. When he emerges from the river, he is bare-chested and only wearing the denim jacket. See more »

Quotes

Jack Kelly 'Soldier': So *this* is what happens when you breed a human with a tree.
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Soldier
Written by John Massari & Brian Wild
Performed by Brian Wild
© Cinemars XVIII and Company, Limited Partnership
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so bad that it's almost cheesy good... but not
13 April 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Jack "Soldier" Kelly (Lorenzo Lamas) was in the Marine's Search and Destroy Special Forces known as "Snake Eaters". He's an undercover cop in a rundown city. After spiking the criminals, he is fired. Junior and his backwoods criminals kill his parents and kidnapped his sister Jennifer. Jack comes to hunt down the perpetrators and gets a motorcycle seadoo to do it.

This movie should prove that Lorenzo Lamas is a horrible actor. He's not the only one in this movie. There are some very cheesy lines that are almost funny. Everything is so bad that it borders on being a spoof. The problem is that Lamas and the gang aren't good enough to take advantage of its inherit camp. I kind of laugh at how bad this is but I don't feel good doing it.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1989 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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