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Ticks (1993)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  25 May 1994 (USA)
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A group of troubled teenagers are led by social workers on a California wilderness retreat, not knowing that the woods they are camping in have become infested by mutated, blood-sucking ticks.

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Holly Lambert
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Dee Dee Davenport
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Tyler Burns
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Melissa Danson
Ray Oriel ...
Rome Hernandez
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Darrel 'Panic' Lumley
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Kelly Mishimoto
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Jarvis Tanner
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Sheriff Parker
Timothy Landfield ...
Mr. Burns
Judy Jean Berns ...
Dr. Kates
J.D. Stone ...
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Problem teens in Los Angeles join an inner-city wilderness project in and attempt to get back in touch with life's priorities, led by do-gooders Holly and Charles. When they get to the campsite, they begin having problems adjusting to the wild life, particularly local marijuana growers using herbal steroids to accelerate plant growth, and the mutated ticks that the leaky steroid system has created. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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They'll make your skin crawl. See more »

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25 May 1994 (USA)  »

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Infested  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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David Gale had originally been cast as the heavy, but died a year before production started. See more »

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When Dr. Kates anatomizes the Tick, an audio recorder appears at the left top of the picture. See more »

Quotes

Jarvis Tanner: [screaming] I'M INFESTEEEED!
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One of the greats
29 April 1999 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

I know that a lot of people are highly critical of this movie, because most of the plot is lacking and the acting is not impressive, but I still greatly enjoy this movie. Don't get me wrong, it is a "B" movie, but the superb direction and special effects more than make up for the lame plot. Seth Green is the main character and upon viewing this movie the first time about three years ago, I realized that he could actually act and now everyone is picking up this movie because of name recognition. That's fine by me, but to the Seth Green fans out there, he plays a total geek in this movie. Seth Green may be the main character but this movie is tailored to the die hard "B" movie fan, with Clint Howard and Ami Dolenz doing their usual bits and Peter Scolari (The other "Bosom Buddy") doing his best not to laugh as he delivers his lines. Oh yeah, the guy from "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" is in this too, and I believe he and Howard did some of their best acting in this film. Unfortunately, Dolenz is wasted, as her character is never even remotely close to effecting the plot. She's there as something to look at and for the posters and box covers. Roselind Allen also goes through the motions and is also wasted in her role. Like I said at the start, this is a special effects and directorial masterpiece, but cheesy dialogue, a weak plot and limited acting ability hurt this film. Still if you're into effects, this movie is better than most, especially considering the perceived lack of a budget.


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