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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200 grasshoppers were used for the film. During the filming, they began to cannibalize one another, so by the time the last shots were done, only a dozen were left. See more
The Thompson submachine guns used in the movie jam repeatedly. With live ammunition, Tommy Guns were notorious for jamming. In the movies, it was worse as the blank rounds did not have enough power to eject spent rounds out of the breech. It also made it difficult to clear the breech as evidenced when soldiers in the movie continually fumble with clearing mechanism. 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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