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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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The Applegates  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$485,772 (USA)
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Jane Applegate: [to Johnny] If you don't eat your dinner, you can't have dessert.
Richard P. Applegate: Did someone say dessert?
Jane Applegate: I happened to find a pile of rancid trash in the dumpster behind the 7-11.
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Hard wit, but you may have to look hard to find it.
9 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

"Meet the Applegates" is more of a social commentary than an ecology lesson. The movie shows what can happen to total aliens who immerse themselves in our culture. Even the best of families can go bad if they lack substance to keep their values and goals intact.

This film is one of the lightest dark comedies made, and one of the best. I would give an 8 out of ten.


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