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Meet the Applegates (1990)

R  |   |  Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  1 February 1991 (USA)
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Giant preying mantis living in a south American jungle decide to move into suburban USA. Disguised as humans, the mantis are planning something.. Could it be connected to dad's job in the ... See full summary »

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Richard P. Applegate
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Jane Applegate
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Aunt Bea
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Johnny Applegate (as Bobby Jacoby)
Camille Cooper ...
Sally Applegate (as Cami Cooper)
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Greg Samson
Susan Barnes ...
Opal Withers
Adam Biesk ...
Vince Sampson
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Dottie (as Savannah Smith Bouchér)
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Sheriff Heidegger
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Nita Samson
Philip Arthur Ross ...
Kevin
Steven Robert Ross ...
Kenny
Mark Bringelson ...
Rich Block, Family Bazaar Magazine
Chuck Lafont ...
Clem Shepherd
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Giant preying mantis living in a south American jungle decide to move into suburban USA. Disguised as humans, the mantis are planning something.. Could it be connected to dad's job in the power station perhaps ?. One day the daughter mantis forgets WHAT she really is when she's with her boyfriend.. oops. Written by s jones

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1 February 1991 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$485,772 (USA)
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Greg Samson: Let me add that if I catch the kidnapper of my poor son, I'll offer him Christian forgiveness. Then I'll skin his honkers and use 'em for shammy cloths.
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a strange little gem
19 August 2001 | by (Gainesville, FL) – See all my reviews

I highly recommend this film to all. For some unexplainable reason I'd call this film a mixture of Tim Burton and John Waters (although neither of them have any association with it) For instance, if you are a fan of Beetlejuice & Mars Attacks (Burton) or Cry-Baby & Serial Mom (Waters) this film is definitely up your alley. This film has the subtle strangeness of Burton and the sick humor of Waters. That's all I can really say. The movie is hilarious (as are the 4 films mentioned above) in its own twisted little way.


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