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Venom (1981)

Terrorists in the process of kidnapping a child get trapped in a house with an extremely deadly snake.

Director:

Piers Haggard

Writers:

Alan Scholefield (based on the novel by), Robert Carrington (screenplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Klaus Kinski ... Jacmel
Oliver Reed ... Dave
Nicol Williamson ... Commander William Bulloch
Sarah Miles ... Dr. Marion Stowe
Sterling Hayden ... Howard Anderson
Cornelia Sharpe ... Ruth Hopkins
Lance Holcomb ... Philip Hopkins
Susan George ... Louise Andrews
Mike Gwilym Mike Gwilym ... Det. Constable Dan Spencer
Paul Williamson Paul Williamson ... Det. Sergeant Glazer
Michael Gough ... David Ball
Hugh Lloyd ... Taxi Driver
Rita Webb Rita Webb ... Mrs. Loewenthal
Edward Hardwicke ... Lord Dunning
John Forbes-Robertson ... Sgt. Nash
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Storyline

International terrorists attempt to kidnap a wealthy couples child. Their plan comes unstuck when, a deadly Black Mamba sent by mistake instead of a harmless snake, escapes, and the terrorists and several hostages are trapped in the boy's London home. A tense evening is had by all as the snake creeps around the house picking off the various characters one by one. Written by R Lindsay

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The mystery of "The Birds", The danger of "Psycho", The evil of "The Omen", The terror of "Jaws", Now, the ultimate in suspense. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Trivia

The first poster advertisements printed up for the film had Tobe Hooper credited as director, even though he would leave the film early in production. See more »

Goofs

On several occasions Kinski's character calls out loudly to Williamson's character who is standing out in the street but when Williamson replies it is too soft and quiet for him to be heard by Kinski. See more »

Quotes

Commander William Bulloch: Look, could you tell me just how dangerous very dangerous is?
Dr. Marion Stowe: The most dangerous snake in the whole world, that dangerous.
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Crazy Credits

The Producers wish to extend their thanks to David Ball, overseer of reptiles at London Zoo, without whose skill and courage in the handling of the deadly Black Mamba, this film could not have been made. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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Our Song
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Music by Roger Webb
Hudson Music Ltd
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Kinski fans will be intrigued....
4 May 2008 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Menacing, but not in an over the top psychotic way, Klaus Kinski delivers a very believable performance. He is more calculating than usual, and has no problem outsmarting the British police, who seem more interested in drinking coffee than anything else. What ever happened to tea? Klaus easily steals this movie from the remaining likable cast. The snake has it's own point of view, which works quite effectively. The story plays out with a couple tense moments,and at least one major surprise, that is unfortunately revealed in the trailer, so I recommend skipping watching the extra's until after the feature. Overall, one of Kinski's best, and he has ample screen time, for you to enjoy this wonderful actor. - MERK


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Gross USA:

$5,229,643

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,229,643
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Dolby Stereo

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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