Release dateMarch 31, 1989 (1989-03-31) WriterMichael Paseornek (screenplay), John Dunning (screenplay) SequelSnake Eater II: The Drug Buster CastLorenzo Lamas (Soldier), Josie Bell (The Kid), Ronnie Hawkins (King), Ben DiGregorio (Santucci) Similar moviesFour, The Vulture, My Friend Irma Goes West
TaglineAs dirty as Dirty Harry, as dangerous as Deliverance
Snake Eater is a 1989 action/adventure film starring Lorenzo Lamas. It was directed by George Erschbamer and written by Michael Paseornek and John Dunning. Snake Eater was actor Lorenzo Lamas's first action film.
Lamas plays "Soldier" Jack Kelly, a police officer who served in the Marine Special Forces "Snake Eater" team in Vietnam. Kelly uses the talents that he learned in the Snake Eaters to hunt down the criminals who killed his parents and kidnapped his sister.
The criminals covered their crime, using a bear costume "The Bear". This fooled authorities for their various murders and arson. They also attempted to rape women over the course of many days of captivity, but always failed.
Lamas also starred in two sequels to Snake Eater: Snake Eater II: The Drug Buster (1991), which entered production before the first film was released, and Snake Eater III: His Law (1992).