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  • The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
  • R
    98 min | Fantasy, Horror
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
R
98 min | Fantasy, Horror

An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies.
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Director
Writers
Wade Davis (inspired by the book) | Richard Maxwell (screenplay) | Adam Rodman (screenplay) (as A.R. Simoun)
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Release date
Feb 5, 1988 (United States)

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63 cast members
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Bill Pullman
Dennis Alan Dennis Alan   See fewer
Cathy Tyson
Marielle Duchamp Marielle Duchamp   See fewer
Zakes Mokae
Dargent Peytraud Dargent Peytraud   See fewer
Paul Winfield
Lucien Celine Lucien Celine   See fewer
Brent Jennings
Louis Mozart Louis Mozart   See fewer
Conrad Roberts
Christophe Christophe   See fewer
Badja Djola
Gaston Gaston   See fewer
Michael Gough
Schoonbacher Schoonbacher   See fewer
Paul Guilfoyle
Andrew Cassedy Andrew Cassedy   See fewer
Dey Young
Mrs. Cassedy Mrs. Cassedy   See fewer
Aleta Mitchell
Celestine Celestine   See fewer
William Newman
French Missionary Doctor French Missionary Doctor   See fewer
Jaime Pina Gautier
Julio (as Jaime Piña Gautier) Julio (as Jaime Piña Gautier)   See fewer
Evencio Mosquera Slaco
Old Shaman Old Shaman   See fewer
Kimberleigh Aarn
Margrite (as Kimberleigh Burroughs) Margrite (as Kimberleigh Burroughs)   See fewer
Ana Rosa Smith Avila
Mulatto Nurse Mulatto Nurse   See fewer
Francis Guinan
American Doctor American Doctor   See fewer
Sally-Anne Munn
Nurse / Intern Nurse / Intern   See fewer
Jean-Baptiste Rosvelt
Black Waiter Black Waiter   See fewer
Robert De James
Old Lame Peasant Old Lame Peasant   See fewer
Jackson Delgado
Possessed Dancer Possessed Dancer   See fewer
Barbara Guillaume
Mozart's Whore Mozart's Whore   See fewer
Betty García Rodríguez
Pretty Whore Pretty Whore   See fewer
Luis Tavare Pesquera
Kyle Cassedy Kyle Cassedy   See fewer
Claudia Pimentel
Old Crone Old Crone   See fewer
Michael Jackson
Newscaster Newscaster   See fewer
Diamanda Galás
Voices of the Dead (voice) Voices of the Dead (voice)   See fewer
Ti-Blanc
Lucien's Dancers Master of Ceremonies Lucien's Dancers Master of Ceremonies   See fewer
Marie Carmel Noel
Glass Eater Glass Eater   See fewer
Frantz Thomas
Coal Eater Coal Eater   See fewer
Johnny Pephanon
Man With Needles (as Johnny Pephanor) Man With Needles (as Johnny Pephanor)   See fewer
Lucienne Charles
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Suzette Cajusle
Houngan Dancer (as Suzette Cajuste) Houngan Dancer (as Suzette Cajuste)   See fewer
Rosemary Sylvain
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Iversose Beuville
Houngan Dancer (as Iverose Beuville) Houngan Dancer (as Iverose Beuville)   See fewer
Maxo Fercilien
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Jacques Achilles
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Francesco Chavez
Houngan Dancer (as Francisco Chavez) Houngan Dancer (as Francisco Chavez)   See fewer
Saveur D'Orlean
Houngan Drummer (as Sauveur D'Orlean) Houngan Drummer (as Sauveur D'Orlean)   See fewer
Maurice Altenor
Houngan Drummer Houngan Drummer   See fewer
Miguel Valdez
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Elías Gastavo
Houngan Drummer (as Elías Gustavo) Houngan Drummer (as Elías Gustavo)   See fewer
Harold Désiré
Houngan Drummer Houngan Drummer   See fewer
Buche
Bizango Dancers Master of Ceremonies Bizango Dancers Master of Ceremonies   See fewer
Providenia Alcántara
Bizango Dancers Lead Singer (as Providencia Alcántara) Bizango Dancers Lead Singer (as Providencia Alcántara)   See fewer
Dikatel Charles
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Ana Ramirez
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Rosa Bautista
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Juliana José
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Josiana Sant Louis
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Jean Pierre
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Otilio Nerius
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Venat Ruis
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Ramon Cherry
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Rosa Charles
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Luis Telemako
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Federico Núñez
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Americo José
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Gérard Matonbe
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Robert Regaldo
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Jean Jean
Niño 1 Niño 1   See fewer
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