Uncle Sam (1996) Movie Review

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Uncle Sam (1996)

1996 | R | Horror, Comedy
89 minutes / 1h 29min

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Uncle Sam (1996) Review

William Lustig‘s Uncle Sam (1996) is a low budget film about a Desert Storm vet who returns from the dead to kill a few teens in his hometown who burned the American flag over his burial site. This synopsis seems more than unusual and peculiar, but a decent attempt to pull off this plot was made. I cannot believe that an estimated $2 million went into the budget to create this film.

Uncle Sam tries to pull off this ridiculous story of a vet primarily killing those teenagers and also any other anti-American types. The acting is overall commendable but never feels solid. Uncle Sam is also littered with dry humor. One such is Sam saying "Don’t be afraid, it’s only friendly fire." One goof seen in this film is when Sam is blown up; you see the support wires.

To sum up Uncle Sam, I would not see this film again, but it was something that was worth watching for the different experience it gave me. This movie is a good candidate for a late night watch where it will be a little funny to laugh at the funny moments and overall theme.


  • Uncle Sam Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 4
  • Overall Score: 4.62
  • IMDB: 4.3
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 5.6

About Uncle Sam 1996

Title: Uncle Sam
Year: 1996
Runtime: 89 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.31/5 stars from 2,070 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 2,070
MPAA Rating: R
Uncle Sam Cast Starring: Greg Bronson, P.J. Soles, Bo Hopkins, Tom McFadden, Isaac Hayes, Chris Durand, David 'Shark' Fralick, Raquel Alessi, Robert Forster, William Smith, Morgan Paull, Leslie Neale, Richard Cummings Jr., Peter Fullerton, Frank Pesce, Jason Adelman, Laura Alcalde, Abby Ball, Stanton Barrett, Mark Chadwick, Christopher Ogden, Taylor Jones, Desirae Klein, Matthew Flint, Jason Lustig, Anne Tremko, Joseph Vitare, Timothy Bottoms, Steve Moramarco, Tim Grimm
Uncle Sam Writers: NA
Uncle Sam Director: William Lustig
Production: Blue Underground
Website: http://www.blue-underground.com/
Language: English
Country: USA