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The Savage Bees (1976)

In this horror-drama the festive fun of the annual Mardi Gras celebration is brought to a halt when a swarm of African killer bees escape from a foreign freighter.

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Sheriff Donald McKew
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Dr. Jeff DuRand
Paul Hecht ...
Dr. Rufus Carter
Gretchen Corbett ...
Jeannie Devereaux
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Dr. Jorge Meuller
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Police Lieutenant
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Pelligrino
David L. Gray ...
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Richard Charles Boyle ...
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Eliott Keener ...
Freighter Boatswain
Boardman O'Connor ...
Freighter Captain
Danny Barker ...
Taxicab Driver
Don Hood ...
Deputy Churn
Bill Holliday ...
Deputy Stilt
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Mrs. Compher
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In this horror-drama the festive fun of the annual Mardi Gras celebration is brought to a halt when a swarm of African killer bees escape from a foreign freighter.

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22 November 1976 (USA)  »

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'Norman E. Gary, an entomologist and production consultant, was the "bee wrangler" for the movie. All of the "Oh my God, the bees are killing him (or her)!" shots, where the bees swarm over the victim, are done by him. He also acted as one of the victims. See more »

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Bee-Movie
3 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

From the writer who brought you "Jaws 3-D" comes this very boring "thriller" about killer bees. Writer Guerdon Trueblood seems to have a one-track mind, as all his "thrillers" involve either bugs or airplanes. There must be something Freudian to that. Nevertheless, there are no airplanes here but plenty of bees. Oooga-booga! Scary stuff! Half of this movie involves people talking about bees, the other half is people driving around looking for the bees. Watch as they discuss for 15 minutes how to get bees off a Volkswagen. Then marvel as they drive the whole carload of bees downtown to see a Saints game! The only purpose of this movie is to sit around with some friends and make fun of it MST3K-style.

Oh yeah, and look for James Best aka Rosco P. Coltrane... um... he doesn't do his funny voice though.


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