History Film / UncleSam

24th Jan '15 10:53:38 AM erforce
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->"I thought ghosts were supposed to come out in the dark, not in broad daylight on the Fourth of July!" -->--'''Jed Crowley'''
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->"I ->''"I thought ghosts were supposed to come out in the dark, not in broad daylight on the Fourth of July!" -->--'''Jed July!"'' -->-- '''Jed Crowley'''

As Sam's family and friends (which includes his mentor, former sergeant Jed Crowley, who regrets filling Sam's head with stories of the glories of war) pay their reluctant respects to the dead man, the town prepares for its Fourth of July celebration, which local (and extremely corrupt) congressman Alvin Cummings will be attending, in an attempt to salvage his public image. Unfortunately for Twin Rivers, Sam comes out of hibernation when the clock strikes midnight on July 3rd, kills a perverted Uncle Sam for his costume, and sets about murdering all those he views as unpatriotic, including (but not limited to) flag burners, draft dodgers, tax evaders, stoners and slimy politicians. When Sam ultimately crashes the town's Fourth of July celebration, Jody (who had become disillusioned after learning about Sam's history) and Jed, with help from a crippled boy named Barry Cronin (who has an inexplicable connection to Sam) must work together to send the psycho soldier back to Hell.
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As Sam's family and friends (which includes his mentor, former sergeant Jed Crowley, who regrets filling Sam's head with stories of the glories of war) pay their reluctant respects to the dead man, the town prepares for its Fourth of July celebration, which local (and extremely corrupt) congressman Alvin Cummings will be attending, in an attempt to salvage his public image. Unfortunately for Twin Rivers, Sam comes out of hibernation when the clock strikes midnight on July 3rd, kills a perverted man for his Uncle Sam for his costume, and sets about murdering all those he views as unpatriotic, including (but not limited to) flag burners, draft dodgers, tax evaders, stoners and slimy politicians. When Sam ultimately crashes the town's Fourth of July celebration, Jody (who had become disillusioned after learning about Sam's history) and Jed, with help from a crippled boy named Barry Cronin (who has an inexplicable connection to Sam) must work together to send the psycho soldier back to Hell.

As Sam's family and friends (which includes his mentor, former sergeant Jed Crowley, who regrets filling Sam's head with stories of the glories of war) pay their reluctant respects to the dead man, the town prepares for its Fourth of July celebration, which local (and extremely corrupt) congressman Alvin Cummings will be attending, in an attempt to salvage his public image. Unfortunately for Twin Rivers, Sam comes out of hibernation when the clock strikes midnight on July 3rd, kills a perverted Uncle Sam for his costume, and sets about murdering all those he views as unpatriotic, including (but not limited to) flag burners, draft dodgers, tax evaders, stoners and slimy politicians. When Sam ultimately crashes the town's Fourth of July celebration, Jody (who had become disillusioned after learning about Sam's history) and Jed, with help from a crippled boy named Barry Cronin (who has an inexplicable connection to Sam) must work together to send the psycho soldier back to Hell.

* TheAlcoholic: Sam, and Clete's father.
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* TheAlcoholic: Sam, and It is mentioned that Sam had a drinking problem. Clete's father.father also has it.

* AmoralAttorney: Ralph. * AnAxeToGrind: Mr. Crandall's death. * AntagonistTitle * ArtificialLimbs: Jed's right leg. * AssholeVictim: Almost all the victims are given one or two KickTheDog moments.
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* AmoralAttorney: Ralph. Ralph, who is proud how he manages to screw the opposition over in his cases. * AnAxeToGrind: Mr. Crandall's death. death comes in form of a hatchet that was meant to be wielded by a kid dressed as UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington. * AntagonistTitle AntagonistTitle: Sam Harper, who is also Jody's uncle. * ArtificialLimbs: Jed's wooden right leg. * AssholeVictim: Almost all the victims are given one or two (unpatriotic) KickTheDog moments.

* BadassGrandpa: Jed. * BadassMoustache: The major. * BaldOfAwesome: Jed. * BitchInSheepsClothing: Sergeant Twining.
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* %%* BadassGrandpa: Jed. * %%* BadassMoustache: The major. * %%* BaldOfAwesome: Jed. * %%* BitchInSheepsClothing: Sergeant Twining.

* BlindSeer: Barry.
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* %%* BlindSeer: Barry.

* BondOneLiner * BoundAndGagged: Congressman Cummings. * BrotherSisterIncest: It's heavily implied that Sam sexually abused Sally. * BuriedAlive: Rick's death. * ChaseScene: With stilts.
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* %%* BondOneLiner * %%* BoundAndGagged: Congressman Cummings. * BrokenPedestal: Jody stops idolizing his uncle Sam after his aunt and mother tell him what he was really like. %%* BrotherSisterIncest: It's heavily implied that Sam sexually abused Sally. * %%* BuriedAlive: Rick's death. * %%* ChaseScene: With stilts.

* CigarChomper: The major. * ComfortingTheWidow: Why Sergeant Twining enjoys informing soldiers' families of their deaths so much. * CoolShades: Congressman Cummings at least thinks so. * CreepyCemetery * CreepyChild: Barry, though Jody also has his moments. * CruelAndUnusualDeath * DaylightHorror: Jesse and Ralph's deaths.
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* %%* CigarChomper: The major. * ComfortingTheWidow: Why Sergeant Twining enjoys informing soldiers' families of their deaths so much. * since it gives him a chance to do this. %%* CoolShades: Congressman Cummings at least thinks so. * %%* CreepyCemetery * %%* CreepyChild: Barry, though Jody also has his moments. * %%* CruelAndUnusualDeath * %%* DaylightHorror: Jesse and Ralph's deaths.

* DirectToVideo
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* %%* DirectToVideo

* DomesticAbuser: Sam. * DontGoInTheWoods: Jesse gets lost in them during the sack race. * DraftDodging: Mr. Crandall.
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* %%* DomesticAbuser: Sam. * DontGoInTheWoods: Jesse gets lost in them during the sack race. * race, and meets Sam, who kills him for intentionally butchering the national anthem earlier. %%* DraftDodging: Mr. Crandall.

* DullSurprise: Jody. * EvilIsDeathlyCold: Sam. * EvilUncle: Guess. * EyeAwaken: Sam, after sensing his grave being desecrated.
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* %%* DullSurprise: Jody. * %%* EvilIsDeathlyCold: Sam. * %%* EvilUncle: Guess. * EyeAwaken: Sam, after sensing Sam does this inside his coffin when senses his grave being desecrated.

* FallenHero: Sam becomes one to Jody after his aunt and mother tell him what he was really like. * {{Fan Service}}: Some brief T and A. * FanServiceExtra: The woman Willie spies on. * FingerTwitchingRevival: Sam likes fidgeting in his coffin. * FriendOrFoe: How Sam died. * GenderBlenderName: Jody.
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* FallenHero: Sam becomes one to Jody after his aunt and mother tell him what he was really like. * {{Fan Service}}: %%* FanService: Some brief T and A. * %%* FanServiceExtra: The woman Willie spies on. * %%* FingerTwitchingRevival: Sam likes fidgeting in his coffin. * %%* FriendOrFoe: How Sam died. * %%* GenderBlenderName: Jody.

* GrossUpCloseUp: On the more violent deaths, plus Rick's broken leg. * UsefulNotes/GulfWar: Sam died in it. * GutturalGrowler: Sam and the major.
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* %%* GrossUpCloseUp: On the more violent deaths, plus Rick's broken leg. * %%* UsefulNotes/GulfWar: Sam died in it. * %%* GutturalGrowler: Sam and the major.

* ImmuneToBullets
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* %%* ImmuneToBullets

* InfernalRetaliation: Attempted by Sam. * IronicNurseryTune: "The Stars and Stripes Forever". * LickingTheBlade: Sam licks his cleaver after cutting Jesse's head off. * LoopholeAbuse: Ralph's specialty. * MadeOfExplodium: Louise's house, apparently. * MalevolentMaskedMen: A cheap Uncle Sam mask.
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* %%* InfernalRetaliation: Attempted by Sam. * %%* IronicNurseryTune: "The Stars and Stripes Forever". * LickingTheBlade: Sam licks his cleaver after [[OffWithHisHead cutting Jesse's head off. * off]]. %%* LoopholeAbuse: Ralph's specialty. * %%* MadeOfExplodium: Louise's house, apparently. * %%* MalevolentMaskedMen: A cheap Uncle Sam mask.

* MenacingStroll
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* %%* MenacingStroll

* NeckSnap: The sergeant's death. * NiceHat: Comes with the costume. * TheNineties * NoNameGiven: Three victims (the sergeant, the major and the barbecue girl) and the mayor.
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* %%* NeckSnap: The sergeant's death. * %%* NiceHat: Comes with the costume. * %%* TheNineties * NoNameGiven: Three For some victims (the like the sergeant, the major and major, the barbecue girl) girl and the mayor.

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

* OffWithHisHead: Jesse's death. * OhCrap: When Jed spots Sam's discarded mask while trying to call for help. * OminousFog: In the park and cemetery. * OurZombiesAreDifferent: Type R. * PatrioticFervor
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* %%* OffWithHisHead: Jesse's death. * OhCrap: When Jed Jed's reaction when he spots Sam's discarded mask while trying to call for help. * %%* OminousFog: In the park and cemetery. * %%* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Type R. * %%* PatrioticFervor

* ThePeepingTom: Willie. * PreMortemOneLiner
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* %%* ThePeepingTom: Willie. * %%* PreMortemOneLiner

* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: Happens to Jed. * ReactionShot
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* %%* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: Happens to Jed. * %%* ReactionShot

* TheScourgeOfGod
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* %%* TheScourgeOfGod

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

-->'''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!" * SlashedThroat: Sergeant Twining's death. * SleazyPolitician: Congressman Cummings.
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-->'''Sam:''' "Take Take a good look at me, soldier. You... you made me into this." this. -->'''Jed:''' "No...No... you never fought for your country. You just killed for the love of killing! You're nothing! So just die!" * die! %%* SlashedThroat: Sergeant Twining's death. * %%* SleazyPolitician: Congressman Cummings.

* SpiritualSuccessor: To the ''Film/ManiacCop'' trilogy, arguably. * TheStoner: The girl manning the barbecue. * StuffBlowingUp: The fireworks show going out of control. * SurvivorGuilt: Jed. * TerribleTrio: Jesse, Clete and Rick.
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* SpiritualSuccessor: To the ''Film/ManiacCop'' trilogy, arguably. especially by how it shows Sam in his coffin. ''MC'' trilogy ended with Matt Cordell being inside his. * TheStoner: The girl manning the barbecue. * barbecue, who tries to sneak away to smoke cannabis, but is caught. %%* StuffBlowingUp: The fireworks show going out of control. * %%* SurvivorGuilt: Jed. * %%* TerribleTrio: Jesse, Clete and Rick.

* TitleIn: Done three times.
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* %%* TitleIn: Done three times.

* UncleSamWantsYou: ... Dead!
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* UncleSamWantsYou: ... Dead!''Dead!''

* VaderBreath
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* %%* VaderBreath

* WarIsHell
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* WarIsHellWarIsHell: Jed tries to talks Jody out of his plans of joining the military by telling him how horrible war is.

* WarIsHell

--> [[TeamAmericaWorldPolice AMERICA! FUCK YEAH!]]
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--> [[TeamAmericaWorldPolice [[Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice AMERICA! FUCK YEAH!]]
23rd Aug '14 12:08:39 PM Austin
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* ShoutOut: Jed repeats the blind veteran's speech about being trapped under frozen bodies in a foxhole from ''ManiacCop2'' almost exactly. The film [[FadeToBlack "shattering" to black]] is also reference to ''{{City of the Living Dead}}''.
4th Jul '14 8:08:19 PM HudsonHawk
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* PrettyLittleHeadshots: Ralph's death.
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* PrettyLittleHeadshots: Ralph's death. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as Sam killed him with a BB gun.
29th Apr '14 4:19:04 AM LongLiveHumour
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During the 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 GulfWar, 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).

* GulfWar: Sam died in it.
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* GulfWar: UsefulNotes/GulfWar: Sam died in it.
4th Mar '14 2:15:43 PM m8e
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* {{Dedication}}: "For [[LucioFulci Lucio]]".
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* {{Dedication}}: "For [[LucioFulci [[Creator/LucioFulci Lucio]]".
1st Mar '14 7:10:57 AM m8e
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'''''Uncle Sam''''' is a 1997 SlasherMovie, created by the duo of LarryCohen and William Lustig.
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'''''Uncle Sam''''' is a 1997 SlasherMovie, created by the duo of LarryCohen Creator/LarryCohen and William Lustig. Creator/WilliamLustig.
30th Mar '13 3:36:35 PM TwoGunAngel
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* {{Gorn}}
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* {{Gorn}}{{Gorn}}: It's a slasher movie -- comes with the territory.

-->'''Jed:''' "No... you never fought for you're country. You just killed for the love of killing! You're nothing! So just die!"
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-->'''Jed:''' "No... you never fought for you're your country. You just killed for the love of killing! You're nothing! So just die!"

* SociopathicSoldier: Sam.
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* SociopathicSoldier: Sam.Sam was this before his death, and he only got worse when he rose from the grave.
14th Mar '13 10:36:11 AM MCanter89
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[[caption-width-right:330: [- He red, white and [[IncrediblyLamePun blew]] 'em away... -] ]]
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[[caption-width-right:330: [- He red, white and [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} blew]] 'em away... -] ]]


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


6th Dec '12 1:57:41 AM erforce
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'''''Uncle Sam''''' is a 1997 SlasherFilm, created by the duo of LarryCohen and William Lustig.
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'''''Uncle Sam''''' is a 1997 SlasherFilm, SlasherMovie, created by the duo of LarryCohen and William Lustig.
22nd Nov '12 10:27:41 AM Oreochan
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Eyes Of Gold has been renamed to Supernatural Gold Eyes as per this thread, because the trope is for characters with supernatural origins that have gold eyes. It's not for anyone who just happens to have them. So, anything that doesn't fit the definition or Zero Context Examples will be removed. If the example fits, please put it back with more context.
* EyesOfGold: Sam.
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