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A germ warfare lab has had an accident. The first theory is that one of the nasty germs has gotten free and killed several scientists. The big fear is that a more virulent strain, named The... See full summary »

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Lee Barrett
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Dr. Gregor Hoffman
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Ann Williams
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Gen. Williams
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Dr. Leonard Michaelson
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Eric Cavanaugh
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Donald
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Veretti
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Tasserly
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Agent Reagan
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Lt. Raskin
Hari Rhodes ...
Lt. Johnson
Martin Blaine ...
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Henry Beckman ...
Dr. Baxter
Harry Lauter ...
Fake SDI Agent
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A germ warfare lab has had an accident. The first theory is that one of the nasty germs has gotten free and killed several scientists. The big fear is that a more virulent strain, named The Satan Bug because all life can be killed off by it should it escape, may have been stolen. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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The price for uncovering the secret of the satan bug comes high - YOUR LIFE!

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26 March 1965 (West Germany)  »

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Geheimagent Barrett greift ein  »

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In the scene in the jazz club where Lee Barrett is introduced, the waitress that tells him he has a phone call is played by Lee Remick in an uncredited cameo role. See more »

Goofs

At the climax, some long shots of the helicopter show the right side's door missing before the fight between Barrett and the pilot knocks it off. See more »

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[first lines]
Agent Reagan: [getting out of helicopter] Thanks.
Helicopter pilot: Yes sir.
Agent Reagan: See you.
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Ahead of it's Time
1 November 2001 | by (Huntington Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

Here we are almost 40 years after "The Satan Bug" and two months past September 11, 2001. I hadn't thought of this film in years but subject is once again all too fresh in our headlines. This was the film that was supposed to make George Maharis (of TV's Route 66) a film star and it was/is a very good movie. Unfortunately, like so many others that tried to make the jump from TV to the silverscreen, the public seemed to reject the idea and the film was not, as I recall, financially successful. I hope that it might get DVD treatment soon and it would be very interesting to view again in light of recent events.


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