History Film / UncleSam

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.
14th Oct '16 6:24:45 PM jeffreyloonychen
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%%* CorruptPolitician: Congressman Alvin Cummings.


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* {{Eagleland}}: America is a Type 2, as personified mostly in the CrapsackWorld town of Twin Rivers, due to Sam's bodycount being mostly {{Asshole Victim}}s who are completely corrupt Americans, the fact Sam died by being killed by his own men in a friendly fire and the AxCrazy SociopathicSoldier Sam himself being an American soldier.
14th Oct '16 12:37:28 PM jeffreyloonychen
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During the UsefulNotes/GulfWar, sadistic door gunner Master Sergeant Sam Harper was killed along with his crew when their helicopter was shot down by friendly fire over Kuwait. Due to the seclusion of the impact site, Sam's charred corpse went undiscovered for three years, but when it was found, he randomly sprung to life and murdered two fellow soldiers, a sergeant and a major, before falling inert. After the double homicide was presumably blamed on enemy forces, Sam's body was collected and shipped to his hometown of Twin Rivers, where it was left in the possession of his family; his wife Louise (who is currently dating local Deputy Phil Burke) and sister Sally (whose son, an awkward and extremely patriotic boy named Jody, idolized Sam, unaware of his violent and troubled past).

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During the UsefulNotes/GulfWar, sadistic mercenary door gunner Master Sergeant Sam Harper was killed along with his crew when their helicopter was shot down by friendly fire over Kuwait. Due to the seclusion of the impact site, Sam's charred corpse went undiscovered for three years, but when it was found, he randomly sprung to life and murdered two fellow soldiers, a sergeant and a major, before falling inert. After the double homicide was presumably blamed on enemy forces, Sam's body was collected and shipped to his hometown of Twin Rivers, where it was left in the possession of his family; his wife Louise (who is currently dating local Deputy Phil Burke) and sister Sally (whose son, an awkward and extremely patriotic boy named Jody, idolized Sam, unaware of his violent and troubled past).



* AxCrazy: Sam, even before he became undead. Even if he hadn't enlisted and been killed, he probably would've become a SerialKiller 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 SerialKiller, a mercenary or something anyway.



-->'''Sam:''' Take a good look at me, soldier. You... you made me into this.
-->'''Jed:''' No... you never fought for your country. You just killed for the love of killing! You're nothing! So just die!

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-->'''Sam:''' Take a good look at me, soldier. You... [[NeverMyFault you made me into this.
this]].
-->'''Jed:''' No... you never fought for your country. [[TerroristWithoutACause You just killed for the love of killing! killing!]] You're nothing! So just die!



* SociopathicSoldier: Sam was this before his death, and he only got worse when he rose from the grave.

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* SociopathicSoldier: Sam was this before his death, death to a point he was more of a mercenary then a soldier, and he only got worse when he rose from the grave.
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