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The Satan Bug (1965)

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
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Dr. Baxter
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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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Agent Reagan: [getting out of helicopter] Thanks.
Helicopter pilot: Yes sir.
Agent Reagan: See you.
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References The Phantom Creeps (1939) See more »

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Taut thriller, 60's style, that reminds us of another way that the world might end
20 November 1998 | by (Lansdowne, Pennsylvania USA) – See all my reviews

THE SATAN BUG is a very competent treatment of a CBW (chemical and biological warfare) nightmare scenario: Somebody steals from a Defense fortress a flask of the deadliest bugs ever developed. George Maharis is there to try to track down the baddies, as is Anne "Forbidden Planet" Francis. And prime psycho villain? Richard "Commander Nelson" Basehart! His paranoid stooge? Ed Asner! Dana Andrews is chief spook presiding over a scenario that features the end of the world accomplished not by atoms, but by microbes. For its time a very alarming and fast paced thriller.


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