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
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When this movie was first released in Sweden, it was strangely named "Spindlarna" (which translates as 'The Spiders') See more
While in the helicopters, the Medfords talk on the radio as though it dual-directional, or like a telephone where you can both talk and listen at the same time. Aircraft radios are (at that time) mono-directional, which means you can talk or you can listen, but not both at the same time. That is the reason for saying "over" when you're done talking, to let the other side know they can talk. Also, not only is "Over and out" NOT a "rule", it's not correct, even though Hollywood misuses this phrase all the time, since "over" means over to you and "out" means done with conversation. The proper sign-off would be something like "search one out." See more
Pat, if these monsters got started as a result of the first atomic bomb in 1945, what about all the others that have been exploded since then?
Dr. Patricia 'Pat' Medford
I don't know.
Dr. Harold Medford
Nobody knows, Robert. When Man entered the atomic age, he opened a door into a new world. What we'll eventually find in that new world, nobody can predict.
Referenced in The Menace with Five Arms