Audrey Ames, an enterprising journalist, tries to get the scoop on giant grasshoppers accidentally created at the Illinois State experimental farm. She endeavors to save Chicago, despite a military cover-up. Written by
The screen's first full-length science-fiction thriller with real live creatures!
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The National Guardsmen wear the insignia of the U.S. 33rd Infantry Division, which is indeed the designated unit of the Illinois National Guard. The soldiers in Chicago wear the insignia of the U.S. Fifth Army, which at the time was headquartered in Chicago, where the film takes place. See more
Some editions (the MST3K episode at the very least) omit a short scene about 8 minutes in where Audrey tries to sneak some photographs of Ludlow and is caught by an officer who confiscates her camera. With this scene removed, there is an apparent continuity error when she later tells Col. Sturgeon that her camera was confiscated when she was there, then shows up at the checkpoint again to retrieve it. See more
Gen. John T. Short
Dr. Wainright, you're a scientist, you know what grasshoppers can do. I'm a soldier, I know what guns can do.
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