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The Bees (1978)

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Corporate smuggling of South American killer bees into the United States results in huge swarms terrorizing the northern hemisphere. A small team of scientists work desperately to destroy ... See full summary »

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John Norman
Angel Tompkins ...
Sandra Miller
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Dr. Sigmund Hummel
Claudio Brook ...
Dr. Miller
Alicia Encinas ...
Alicia
Julio Cesar ...
Julio
Armand Martin ...
Arthur
José Chávez ...
Father (as Jose Chavez Trowe)
George Belanger ...
Undersecretary Brennan (as George Bellanger)
Delroy White ...
Winkler (as Deloy White)
Roger Cudney ...
Blankeley
Julia Yallop ...
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Chad Hastings ...
Gray
Elizabeth Wallace ...
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Al Jones ...
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Corporate smuggling of South American killer bees into the United States results in huge swarms terrorizing the northern hemisphere. A small team of scientists work desperately to destroy the threat, but the bees soon mutate into a super-intelligent species that threatens the world. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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They prey on HUMAN FLESH!


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Much of the "zzzzz" noise actually comes from the audience
23 February 2003 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

The idea of a low-budget quickie made to take advantage of publicity surrounding THE SWARM - of all movies! - will undoubtably sound irresistable to many trash fans. However, most of the movie is boring talk, without the campy sight of big-name stars making fools out of themselves or large-scale but silly special effects. And while it's shorter than the full-length cut of THE SWARM (which runs about 2 1/2 hours!), it feels *longer* due to a sluggish pace. Still, the movie has some mirthful moments, the best being the whole segment in the park with the old man and the little boys.


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