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Empire of the Ants (1977)

PG  |   |  Sci-Fi, Horror  |  July 1977 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Marilyn Fryser
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Joe Morrison
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Sheriff Art Kincade
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Margaret Ellis
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Velma Thompson
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Thomas Lawson
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Mary Lawson
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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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As a promotional gimmick for the film theaters would display ant farms in their lobbies - though they weren't allowed near the concession counters. See more »

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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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Joe Morrison: I've got a job that pays $30,000 a year. I've got a two-bedroom condominium, I've got a $10,000 sports car, I've got a wife, and I've got a four year-old kid - thinks I'm God. How's that?
Coreen Bradford: That's terrific. Fabulous. Look, I was just trying to tell you that I've changed my mind about not liking you. That's all.
Joe Morrison: Hmph. Forget it. I'm a 'bad' investment.
Coreen Bradford: And why do you say that?
Joe Morrison: Because the, um... $30,000 a year job went in the toilet last year. And the sports car needs an overhaul. And my 'wife' is...
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Crazy Ants
12 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is not as bad as some reviewers have made it out to be. Professional actors are paid to act and many do that by studying roles and even going so far as to participate in the role if possible. Sometimes it may take a few days, weeks or months. To criticize that effort is just not right. If one does not like a movie because of its genre then so state it.

Empire of the ants is plausible. It takes thousands of ants to keep the hive going and feed the queen so that the drones can mate with the queen ant so she can lay her eggs producing more worker ants and drone ants. As far as growing to huge size a leap of movie faith must be made. All the rest is very plausible. Ants communicate by way of pheromones so the can recognize one another and the trail back to the nest. It's also an excepted fact that ants can carry many times their own weight. As far as spraying a mist on the other ants it is simply the pheromone which the queen ant gives off so she can control the other ants in the nest.

This movie allegorically uses the humans as ants as they provide the sugar which they need to keep the queen ant fed. The.humans return to receive the queens pheromone spray so she may keep them under control. Well our four heros discover what is going on and devise a way to destroy the ants and flee for freedom. A good movie, wheel worth the time to watch.


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