History Film / UncleSam

31st Oct '17 4:39:16 PM Stellarvore
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%%* DaylightHorror: Jesse and Ralph's deaths.

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%%* * DaylightHorror: Jesse and Ralph's deaths.Ralph are killed in broad daylight, unlike most of the other killings, which took place at night.



* KickTheDog: The vandals burn flags and spraypaint the graves of dead soldiers. ''In the cemetery.''
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:Congressman Cummings is impaled with fireworks, and burns when they're ignited. Sam is roasted by two blasts from a cannon.]]



%%* MenacingStroll

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%%* MenacingStroll* MenacingStroll: In true slasher fashion, Sam isn't particularly fast.



%%* NeckSnap: The sergeant's death.
%%* NiceHat: Comes with the costume.

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%%* * NeckSnap: The Sam breaks the sergeant's death.
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NiceHat: Comes with the Uncle Sam costume.



* NothingIsScarier: We don't see how Sam kills Willie with the garden shears, only hear it.

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* NothingIsScarier: We don't see how Sam kills Willie with the garden shears, shears[[labelnote:note]]Although it's heavily implied that he was decapitated[[/labelnote]], only hear it.



* OffWithHisHead: Sam severs Willie's head offscreen with a pair of garden shears.

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* OffWithHisHead: OffWithHisHead:
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Sam severs Willie's head offscreen with a pair of garden shears.



* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: Happens to Jed, courtesy of Sam for the line listed under ShutUpHannibal

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* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: Happens to Jed, courtesy of Sam for the line listed under ShutUpHannibalShutUpHannibal.
* RapeAsBackstory: [[spoiler:Heavily implied, but never outright stated to be the case with Sally. She tells Jody about how Sam her ''[[BrotherSisterIncest brother]]'' would do things to her that "even at that age, [she] knew were wrong.]]



* ShoutOut: Jed repeats the blind veteran's speech about being trapped under frozen bodies in a foxhole from ''Film/ManiacCop2'' almost exactly. The film [[FadeToBlack "shattering" to black]] is also reference to ''Film/CityOfTheLivingDead''.

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* ShoutOut: Jed repeats the blind veteran's speech about being trapped under frozen bodies in a foxhole from ''Film/ManiacCop2'' almost exactly. The film [[FadeToBlack "shattering" to black]] is also a reference to ''Film/CityOfTheLivingDead''.



%%* SlashedThroat: Sergeant Twining's death.

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%%* * SlashedThroat: Sergeant Twining's death.[[spoiler:Sergeant Twining is KilledOffscreen this way.]]
31st Oct '17 4:24:39 PM Stellarvore
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* MoralityPet: Sam may or may not have actually loved Jody.
** Although what his relationship with Jody amounts to is filling his head with lies about the "American Way" that he doesn't even believe in, and at the end, he was [[spoiler:prepared to either kill Jody, or let him die with him.]]

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* MoralityPet: Sam may or may not have actually loved Jody.
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Jody, although what his relationship with Jody amounts to is filling his head with lies about the "American Way" that he doesn't even believe in, and at the end, he was [[spoiler:prepared to either kill Jody, or let him die with him.]]
5th Aug '17 9:45:03 PM Stellarvore
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%%* PatrioticFervor

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%%* PatrioticFervor* PatrioticFervor: Subverted. Sam uses this as an excuse to kill, but in reality, he would have likely ended up acting out on his homicidal urges whether or not he enlisted in the army. If anything, this is more of a case of YouKeepTellingYourselfThat.
3rd Aug '17 12:30:26 PM Stellarvore
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** Although what his relationship with Jody amounts to is filling his head with lies about the "American Way" that doesn't even believe in, and at the end, he was [[spoiler:prepared to either kill Jody, or let him die with him.]]

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** Although what his relationship with Jody amounts to is filling his head with lies about the "American Way" that he doesn't even believe in, and at the end, he was [[spoiler:prepared to either kill Jody, or let him die with him.]]
1st Aug '17 12:39:52 PM Stellarvore
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%%* DomesticAbuser: Sam.

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%%* * DomesticAbuser: Sam.Sam would frequently beat his wife, Louise.



* ManOnFire: Turns out it takes two cannon blasts to kill an undead soldier.

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* ManOnFire: Turns [[spoiler:Turns out it takes two cannon blasts to kill an undead soldier.]]



* MenAreTheExpendableGender: There's only one female victim.

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* MenAreTheExpendableGender: There's only one female victim.victim, although it's implied that Sam meant to kill at least two more.



** Although what his relationship with Jody amounts to is filling his head with lies about his supposed patriotism, and at the end, he was [[spoiler:prepared to either kill Jody, or let him die with him.]]

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** Although what his relationship with Jody amounts to is filling his head with lies about his supposed patriotism, the "American Way" that doesn't even believe in, and at the end, he was [[spoiler:prepared to either kill Jody, or let him die with him.]]



%%* ThePeepingTom: Willie.

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%%* * ThePeepingTom: Willie.Willie is caught peeping in a woman's window when she drops her towel.



%%* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: Happens to Jed.

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%%* * PunchedAcrossTheRoom: Happens to Jed.Jed, courtesy of Sam for the line listed under ShutUpHannibal



%%* TerribleTrio: Jesse, Clete and Rick.

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%%* * TerribleTrio: Jesse, Clete and Rick.Rick are a group of vandals who desecrate the graves of soldiers and burn flags. Jesse also sabotages the National Anthem onstage.
1st Aug '17 9:37:14 AM Stellarvore
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%%* BoundAndGagged: Congressman Cummings.

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%%* * BoundAndGagged: Congressman Cummings.[[spoiler:Congressman Cummings is bound, gagged, and tied down to become a human fireworks display.]]



%%* BrotherSisterIncest: It's heavily implied that Sam sexually abused Sally.

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%%* * BrotherSisterIncest: It's heavily implied that Sam [[spoiler:Sam sexually abused Sally.Sally when they were children onwards.]]



%%* CruelAndUnusualDeath

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%%* CruelAndUnusualDeath* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Clete's is lynched on a flagpole, and [[spoiler:congressman Cummings is killed with fireworks.]]



* ForTheEvulz: This is what Sam's reason for enlisting amounts to. He wanted an excuse to kill people.

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* ForTheEvulz: This is what Sam's reason for enlisting amounts to. He wanted Sam always enjoyed hurting other people. His patriotism is, if not just an excuse he uses to kill people.kill, a case of YouKeepTellingYourselfThat.



%%* SealedEvilInACan

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%%* SealedEvilInACan* SealedEvilInACan: Sam is trapped in a sealed coffin, although he gets out on the Fourth of July.


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* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Jody idolizes his uncle Sam, and refuses to listen to anything negative about him or about war in general, even repeating some of the more. He also repeatedly states that he wants to grow up to be like Sam, although he's unaware of the truth. Not helping is his completely emotionless demeanor throughout the film.


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* WarIsGlorious: Jody sees it this way, thanks to the lies his crazed uncle fed him.
1st Aug '17 9:23:29 AM Stellarvore
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Averted. Jed [[spoiler:survives the whole movie, and in fact, he's the one who kills Sam for good.]]



* DecapitationPresentation: Sam leaves Jesse's severed head in a grill to be found by the barbecue girl.



* DisappearedDad: Sally is apparently divorced.

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* DisappearedDad: Sally is apparently divorced. [[spoiler:The reason for this is revealed to be because she was raped by Sam when she was a child, and as such, found it difficult to trust men.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: All over the place, really, but what really stands out as this are the deaths of Mr. Crandall (a draft-dodger who fled the country during the Vietnam War), Ralph (who expressed disgust with the Gulf War), and the barbecue girl (who left the barbecue to smoke a joint).



* EvilSoundsRaspy: The undead Sam speaks in a soft, disturbing raspy voice.



%%* FanServiceExtra: The woman Willie spies on.

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%%* * FanServiceExtra: The woman Willie spies on.on a woman wearing a towel, and both he and the audience get an eyeful of her when she drops it.



* ForTheEvulz: This is what Sam's reason for enlisting amounts to. He wanted an excuse to kill people.



%%* ImmuneToBullets
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Phil is run through with a flagpole.

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%%* ImmuneToBullets
* ImmuneToBullets: Bullets don't do much to faze Sam. [[spoiler:The same can't be said of cannons.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Phil [[spoiler:Phil is run through with a flagpole.]]



** Although what his relationship with Jody amounts to is filling his head with lies about his supposed patriotism, and at the end, he was [[spoiler:prepared to either kill Jody, or let him die with him.]]



%%* OffWithHisHead: Jesse's death.

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%%* * OffWithHisHead: Jesse's death.Sam severs Willie's head offscreen with a pair of garden shears.
** Sam beheads Jesse when he runs across him after falling down the hill in a potato sack race.


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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Jed tries to get the idea that WarIsGlorious out of Jody's head, and later helps him [[spoiler:defeat Sam.]]


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** Presumably, he died from his injuries shortly after being found, and the remaining soldiers shipped his body home.
11th May '17 1:45:07 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* AxCrazy: Sam, even before he became undead. Even if he hadn't enlisted and been killed, he probably would've become a SerialKiller, a mercenary or something anyway.

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* AxCrazy: Sam, even before he became undead. Even if he hadn't enlisted and been killed, he probably would've become a SerialKiller, a mercenary mercenary, a TerroristWithoutACause of the WesternTerrorists variety or something anyway.
22nd Jan '17 2:41:23 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''Uncle Sam''''' is a 1997 SlasherMovie, created by the duo of Creator/LarryCohen and Creator/WilliamLustig.

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'''''Uncle Sam''''' ''Uncle Sam'' is a 1997 SlasherMovie, created by the duo of Creator/LarryCohen and Creator/WilliamLustig.


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15th Oct '16 12:08:23 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* {{Mooning}}: After purposely singing the anthem poorly onstage, Jesse moons the audience.

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* {{Mooning}}: After purposely singing the anthem poorly onstage, Jesse moons the audience.audience, with his underpants still on unlike most examples.
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