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Meet the Applegates (1990)

Modeling themselves after an idyllic cookie-cutter suburban 1950's family, a colony of insects move from South America into the United States with the intent of getting access to the nation's nuclear resources.

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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
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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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The film never explains much of the Applegates, Aunt Bea, or the other insect troops background story. Other then the fact that they are six-foot, super intelligent bug people, who can disguise themselves as human, it was never shown or explained about how the became this way. no mention of them being mutated by radiation or consuming toxic waste, or if their aliens from another planet, or anything that will help narrate the origin of how the Applegates came to be. See more »

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Aunt Bea: [to a passing construction worker who has grabbed her behind] You Homo sapien scum!
Richard P. Applegate: Excuse me?
Aunt Bea: Nah, nothing nothing, it's just uh, some asshole tried to rape me.
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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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