In the New Mexico desert, Police Sgt. Ben Peterson and his partner find a child wandering in the desert and sooner they discover that giant ants are attacking the locals. FBI agent Robert Graham teams up with Ben and with the support of Dr. Harold Medford and his daughter Dr. Patricia 'Pat' Medford, they destroy the colony of ants in the middle of the desert. Dr. Harold Medford explains that the atomic testing in 1945 developed the dangerous mutant ants. But they also discover that two queen ants have flown away to Los Angeles and they are starting a huge colony in the underground of the city. When a mother reports that her two children are missing, the team and the army have a lead to follow. Will they arrive in time to save the children and destroy the colony? Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A horror horde of crawl-and-crush giants clawing out of the earth from mile-deep catacombs!
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Unique script that begins as a standard police murder mystery and ends as a science fiction classic. See more
During the final battle, the mechanical controls are visible on the attacking ant on the right. (This mistake can only be seen on VHS and laser disc - it is blacked out on the DVD reissue.) See more
And I thought today was the end of them.
Dr. Harold Medford
No. We haven't seen the end of them. We've only had a close view of the beginning of what may be the end of us.
Referenced in It's Alive