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Empire of the Ants (1977)

A con artist tries to sell bogus real estate deals in an area overrun by giant ants.

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Marilyn Fryser
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Dan Stokely
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Joe Morrison
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Sheriff Art Kincade
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Margaret Ellis
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Coreen Bradford (as Pamela Shoop)
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Larry Graham
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Charlie Pearson
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Christine Graham
Tom Fadden ...
Sam Russell
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Velma Thompson
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Harry Thompson
Jack Kosslyn ...
Thomas Lawson
Ilse Earl ...
Mary Lawson
Janie Gavin ...
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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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H.G. Wells' Empire of the Ants  »

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Joan Collins disliked working with the ant props, claiming they bumped into and scratched the actors, including herself. See more »

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While the ants are entering the sugar warehouse, several of the ants are walking on the sky, indicating a glass surface, possibly an ant farm. See more »

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Coreen Bradford: Oh my God! They're herding us like cattle!
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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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