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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Holly Lambert
Dee Dee Davenport
Tyler Burns
Virginya Keehne ...
Melissa Danson
Ray Oriel ...
Rome Hernandez
Darrel 'Panic' Lumley
Charles Danson
Dina Dayrit ...
Kelly Mishimoto
Barry Lynch ...
Jarvis Tanner
Sheriff Parker
Timothy Landfield ...
Mr. Burns
Judy Jean Berns ...
Dr. Kates
J.D. Stone ...
Young Tyler


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 breed. They hatch. They kill. See more »


Horror | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

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 »


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


[first lines]
Tyler: [Mr. Burns drops off his son Tyler at the designated pick-up stop] Dad, please don't make me do this.
Mr. Burns: Tyler, it's for your own good. I checked out this program. Miss Lambert's helped a lot of kids. I... I think she can help you, too. Okay? Tyler?
Mr. Burns: [Tyler gets out of the truck looking back] I'm doing this because I want you to get better.
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Referenced in Midnight Movie Review: Ticks (2011) See more »


Written by Jesse Saunders & No-Zee
Performed by No-Zee
Courtesy of All Nations Music/Music of the World
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T&A (Good Ticks and Great Actors)
5 March 2000 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

This movie was pretty good, but the cast is classic! Seth Green, Ami Dolenz, and Alfonso Ribeiro. I bet Panic looks familiar, yeah that's because he's Carlton on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. And the icing on the cake is Clint Howard. What an actor. He makes another great appearance in this film as a marahuana farmers.

This movie is not too bad, but definitely entertaining. You'll love Ribeiro's character, especially since he is a hardcore inner city kid. This total contrast to Carlton make nearly everything he says a joke.

If you're looking for a movie with a funny cast, check this movie out. What a sidetracker for a lot of these people's careers. Classic!

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