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Nicholas Meyer (written by)
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Release Date:
1 June 1973 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
They'll Love The Very Life Out Of Your Body! See more »
Plot:
A powerful cosmic force is turning Earth women into queen bees who kill men by wearing them out sexually. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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The other "Sting" movie of 1973 See more (55 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Smith ... Neil Agar
Anitra Ford ... Dr. Susan Harris

Victoria Vetri ... Julie Zorn

Cliff Osmond ... Captain Peters
Wright King ... Dr. Murger
Ben Hammer ... Herb Kline
Anna Aries ... Nora Kline
Andre Philippe ... Aldo Ferrara (as Andre Phillippe)
Sid Kaiser ... Stan Williams
Katie Saylor ... Gretchen Grubowsky (as Katie A. Saylor)
Beverly Powers ... Harriet Williams
Tom Pittman ... Harv
William Keller ... Joe
Cliff Emmich ... Coroner
Al Bordighi ... Herm (as Al Bordiggi)
Jack Perkins ... Barney
Susan Player ... Girl (as Susie Player)
Lloyd McLinn ... M.P.
Don Hall ... M.P.
Steve Lefkowitz ... M.P.
Danielle Dupont ... Elvira Ferrara
Mickey Caruso ... Redneck
Herb Robins ... Redneck (as Herb Robbins)

Gregory White ... Redneck (as Gregg White)
John Nelson ... Motel Manager
F. Stewart Wilson ... Dr. Lyons
Dick Murphy ... Funeral Director

Mary Sweeney ... Bee Lady
Amanda Jefferies ... Bee Lady
Sharon Madigan ... Bee Lady
Rene Bond ... Bee Lady (as Renee Bond)
Kathy Hilton ... Bee Lady (as Cathy Hilton)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Colleen Brennan ... Nude Bee Girl on Motorcycle (uncredited)
Christopher Geoffries ... Motorcyclist (uncredited)
Lynn Lemon ... Minister at Funeral (uncredited)

Directed by
Denis Sanders 
 
Writing credits
Nicholas Meyer (written by)

Produced by
Fred Weintraub .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Charles Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
Gary Graver (director of photography)
 
Casting by
Steven R. Stevens 
 
Art Direction by
Elayne Barbara Ceder  (as Elayne Ceder)
 
Costume Design by
Ann McCarthy 
 
Makeup Department
Magic Alex .... hair stylist (as Alexis)
Ron Foreman .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Larry Bischoff .... assistant production manager
Nicole Scott .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marty Hornstein .... assistant director
Harvey S. Laidman .... second assistant director (as Harvey Laidman)
 
Art Department
David Asher .... property master
William Sandell .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Wray Chafin .... boom operator
Jeff Wexler .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Joe Lombardi .... special effects
 
Stunts
Mickey Caruso .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Atkins .... grip
Michael Ferris .... second camera operator
Denis Jones .... second grip
Russ Nannarello .... gaffer (as Russell Nanarello)
Roger Nelson .... best boy
R. Michael Stringer .... camera operator (as Michael Stringer)
 
Editorial Department
Juli Andelman .... assistant film editor (as Julie Andelman)
 
Other crew
Nancy Hansen .... script supervisor
Fran Laurence .... production secretary
Jeff Schechtman .... assistant to producers (as Jeffrey Schechtman)
Sylvia Schneble .... story consultant
Randee Lynne Jensen .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Graveyard Tramps" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
85 min
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Non of the female cast members have B-cups.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Neil Agar and Herb Kline are meeting in Herb's office, the clock on the wall in the background indicates it's 6:55. A few seconds later, Herb makes a call to his wife, a call lasting a few minutes, but when he hangs up the phone and starts talking to Neil again, the clock reads 7:10.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Bees (1998)See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The other "Sting" movie of 1973, 10 July 2010
Author: Chris. from Australia

Inspired 70's b-movie about a colony of bees that manage to infiltrate the minds and bodies of glamorous women, and use them as vessels for a takeover of mankind. Here's the rub, so to speak: they 'sting' their prey during copulation with the male species. Hence the 'R' rating. A bevy of buxom b-movie starlets (and loops, e.g. Rene Bond, Kathy Hilton), work their way around the campus of a university under the watchful eye of the sultry Anitra Ford, as she pilots their take-over of the town of Peckham. Alarmed at the increasing rate of stiffs being wheeled into the morgue, local police captain (Osmond) welcomes Federal agent William Smith (in fine, fighting form) along with bimbo sidekick Victoria Vetri, sent to investigate the strange phenomena.

Witty dialogue (courtesy of noted word-smith and director Nicholas Meyer) sets this cult sci-fi apart; Denis Sanders' direction isn't especially taut and momentum does tend to sag, but the constant influx of quirky characters and situations is irresistibly entertaining. Some of the special effects used to depict the bee-vision isn't bad either, considering its vintage. The cast is an interesting assembly of talent, with experience (Smith, Hammer, Osmond, King in particular) offset by rank amateurism. Anitra Ford is a beguiling woman, but her acting talents here are lamentable. Fortunately, her looks do tend to compensate.

Don't be mislead by some of the associated press and commentary concerning this film: while it isn't soft porn, nor is it "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" in narrative or technical standard. Disbelief aside, if you can appreciate the dry humour and lusty amateurs who adorn the screen (sometimes being smothered in bee wax for good measure) you should enjoy this, one-of-a-kind movie experience.

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