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Empire of the Ants (1977)

PG  |   |  Sci-Fi, Horror  |  July 1977 (USA)
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Scam artist Joan Collins tries to sell phony real estate deals in the Florida Everglades. She and her unsuspecting buyers don't know its been taken over by giant ants.

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Sleazy scam artist Joan Collins tries to sell phony real estate deals down in the Florida everglades. What she and her unsuspecting buyers don't know is the area has been taken over by giant ants! Written by Humberto Amador

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Following the storm in which all the characters were seen getting soaked outside in the rain, they continue their escape from the giant ants completely dry. See more »

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Coreen Bradford: [Paying the taxi driver] Here's a ten. Keep the change.
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Worth a look...but nothing to take seriously.
7 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is my favorite giant insect movie. I don't know what it is about this one, but every time I see it on AMC or where ever I have to watch. The effects are bad and the plot isn't the best in the world, but not every movie has to be great to be fun to watch. Usually, in movies of this type the monsters (in this case giant ants) are rarely seen cause they look so bad. In this one, though, they don't care what they look like and they are more than happy to show us this cheesy ants...sometimes the old regular ants projected on the background, while at others really bad puppets. The plot has these people looking at vacation plots...you know timeshare stuff. While touring the facility, some members disappear and then the ants attack. They have to get away from them and go down a river on a boat to do so. This is my favorite part of the movie, going down the river. Lots of the cast are taken out here. Unfortunately, it ends rather weak as they all get to this town that has some sort of connection to the ants, but what? I would have preferred this one to stay with the river and wood scenes rather than the town part of the plot, but overall this movie is good fun.


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