When Sam Harper(David Shark) signed up to be all that he could be during the first Gulf War, I bet he never thought that his chopper would be downed by friendly fire. Five years later his BBQ'd remains are found and returned home for proper burial.
Sam's wife Louise, who moved on when he was reported MIA, informs her sister Sally and nephew Jody that Sam's body had been recovered. Jody has idolized his "Uncle Sam" the "war hero" for years and has had his mind made up that when he grows up, he's going to be just like his Uncle Sam. Jody, excited for his Uncle's Return, has been holding onto his war medals for they day he can place on his uncle's corpse. When his mother and Aunt catch him trying to open the coffin, they scold him and explain to him that his uncle was not a good man. Not wanting to believe them, Jody makes another attempt to open the casket leaving the latch unlocked.
Now grounded, Jody isn't aloud to attend the annual 4th of July celebration that he spends the entire year waiting for. Before Sam Harpers body can be buried, he returns from the grave to rid the streets of all the un-patriotic, un-appreciative people plaguing his home town. In the mist of all the hoopla and celebrating, Sam manages to rise from the dead, confiscate himself and "Uncle Sam" costume to hide his chard skin and take out everyone from a draft-dodging school teacher to a crooked politician to vandals that he caught defacing the local cemetary.
Realizing what was going on, local veteran Jed Crowley(Isaac Hayes) teams up with Jody and his blind friend to stop Uncle Sam for good.
I can say that Uncle Sam was a fun, crappy horror movie that I probably will never watch again. I liked the idea behind it but that's about all. The kill scenes weren't all that bad either. It was cool to see Isaac Hayes do a role like this. Why he did is another question. It's always good when someone attempts to exploit the government like Lustig and Cohen did here. One things for sure, I'll never look at another "Uncle Sam" poster the same way again...*1/2