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The Satan Bug (1965)

Approved  |   |  Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  26 March 1965 (West Germany)
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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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Cast

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Lee Barrett
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Dr. Gregor Hoffman
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Gen. Williams
John Larkin ...
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
John Clarke ...
Lt. Raskin
Hari Rhodes ...
Lt. Johnson
Martin Blaine ...
Henchman Posing as Henry Martin
Henry Beckman ...
Dr. Baxter
Harry Lauter ...
Fake SDI Agent
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Storyline

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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Sci-Fi | Thriller

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26 March 1965 (West Germany)  »

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Geheimagent Barrett greift ein  »

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Trivia

In his memoirs, Charlton Heston says he was asked to play the lead. In The Omega Man (1971) he does play a doctor who develops a vaccine for a bug that kills most of the population of earth. 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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Agent Reagan: [getting out of helicopter] Thanks.
Helicopter pilot: Yes sir.
Agent Reagan: See you.
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Connections

References The Phantom Creeps (1939) See more »

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User Reviews

 
A good thriller and attractive to look at.

Most of what I wanted to say about this excellent thriller has already been said by other contributors, so I won't belabour the point.The cast is excellent, although I found Dana Andrews a bit stiff.The film is consistently thrilling through out. I would like to add that I found this film very attractive to look at with its excellent use of beautiful desert locations. These location scenes seemed to have been filmed when the desert was in full bloom, and add an attractive back drop to this gloom and doom thriller. I would love to know where and what time of year these location scenes were filmed.


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